Accidental Poet



The definition of cool

Depends on who you ask

Could be of your personal interest

Occasionally worn like a mask


A variation of temperature

Not warm and not really cold

“But take a sweater just in case”

This you might be told


A sign of approval

On a job well done

A handshake with thanks

Future trust is won


The rumble of a ’32 Deuce Coupe

Thundering fire from chrome pipes

Chopped top and drag slicks

“Hey man, that ride is nice”


And the youth of today

Backwards ball caps and pants falling down

Big kids on small bikes

Riding all over town


Cars that go boom

Cars that go jump jump

Hear it coming a mile away

Feel the bass go thump thump


You can ask all your teachers

But they won’t tell you in school

It’s something you learn from your generation

The meaning of “cool”


Copyright © Accidental Poet 2012


  • kevin browne

    and you have written a cool enough poem to show how cool you are at writing. cool write, AP.

  • Fay Slimm.

    Great rhyme A.P. and good to know the meaning of what's "in" with the latest generation - - - thanks for this "cool" read my poet-friend.

    • Accidental Poet

      Thank you Fay for being a cool reader.

    • Goldfinch60

      Cool write AP. You have it right, cool changes within generations.

      • Accidental Poet

        Thanks Andy. Amazing how one word can mean so many different things to different people.

      • FineB

        The definition of cool?

        You are cool - Accidental Poet.

        Thanks for a witty, cool and entertaining poem.

        Went to see the legendary Blondie in London last week as part of their UK tour. Blondie - that is iconic cool!

        Keep writing

        • Accidental Poet

          Well thank you FineB. How was the show? I'm sure you enjoyed it a lot.

          • FineB

            The Blondie show was excellent. Blondie were awesome and unforgettable. Debbie Harry rocks at 72!

          • WL Schuett

            Good poem AP 😎

            • Accidental Poet

              Thanks Bill. Just trying to stay in touch with the latest trends. LOL.

            • orchidee

              A cool write there AP.

            • Christina8

              Cool poem, AP (I know it's been said, but it's true!) An excellent write with great rhymes and rhythm. Always love your poems!

              • Accidental Poet

                Thank you Christina. Can never have too many cools.

              • Michael Edwards

                Great write. The language is being continually strangulated - when I asked my granddaughter how she was she replied: 'I'm well in' - seems like 'cool' is so yesterday!!

                • Accidental Poet

                  You know, I was thinking just that Michael. What will the next word be to describe something favorable? Thanks for reading and complimenting.

                • FredPeyer

                  AP, your cool poem is so groovy!

                  • Accidental Poet

                    GROOVY? WOW man, haven\'t heard that in a while. Like wicked pissa dude.
                    Thanks Fred.

                    • FredPeyer

                      I am a child of the 60's! Maui Wowie, groovy, bell bottom pants.... the lot!

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                    • w c

                      Cool beans AP! I really enjoyed the poem.

                    • myself and me

                      Cool poem gave a cool definition of cool.

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