One Poem by Lynn White

Written in response to this month’s Special Challenge.

Back Then

He was so exciting
back then
such a dresser,
quiff falling over face,
cigarette hanging from lips
cool, cool, so cool
back then.
And he found me exciting
he found me cool,
I was the envy of my friends
back then.
And now,
where are they now
that boy and girl
from back then.
Not here
sharing space
but remote
from each other
with uncool clothes
and uncool hairstyles
dreaming of what they had
dreaming of what they lost
dreaming of how they were
back then.


Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. Find Lynn at and

2 thoughts on “One Poem by Lynn White

  1. good poem but are you sure they were cool? Most people, when they look back at photographs of their ‘cool’ youthful selves, cringe with embarrassment !


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