Have you ever wondered how hot and cold blend?
And to human state append.
And how warm and cool extend,
From food and beverage to mood bend(s).
A hot head hurts and harms,
A stealer of peace and calms.
A cold heart turns away friend,
Leaving one isolated in the end.
A cool head helps one clearly think,
Like a warm heart helps one closely link.
No trait is marked in permanent ink.
But change of heart does not happen in a blink.
A cold shoulder becomes a necessity
In absence of other means and modality.
A warm hug soothes from within,
Without fanfare and any din.
A cool demeanor is best of all,
Warm smiles can prevent many a fall.
Cold feet also partake in life's game,
In situations not easy to manage or tame.
Best is to accept all conditions without blame.
Many wise ones will teach and claim,
A hot bod might be great for the pool,
But a cool temper is a far superior tool.
Published by Shalini Kathuria Narang
Shalini Kathuria Narang is a software professional and a freelance journalist. She has reported for national and international newspapers, magazines and news sites. Her poems have been published in several anthologies including Starry Nights: Poetry of Diaspora in Silicon Valley and Pixie Dust and All Things Magical. She is a monthly contributor to Masticadores USA and has been published on Spillwords Press. She is originally from New Delhi.
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