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Over Confindent

Today I remembered 
that I have a glass chin,
Its kind of funny 
Your memory has no
specific time to bring things
to your attention.
For those of you who don’t know, 
A glass chin or glass jaw 
is a boxing term 
for people who are 
knocked out easily 
when struck on the chin or jaw.
Back when I was in the Army,
and had been sent to Turkey 
on a hardship tour.
On our off duty time 
there’s not much to do.
So, along with reading books 
I had been taking 
a Kung fu class 
in an outdoor gym.
We were having 
practice matches in class.
Going a few rounds with each other, 
I was number three in our class,
fighting with number two.
And I was a little over confident,
I just knew I was better 
than my opponent.
We were moving around,
blocking each other’s blows.
I thought I was making him look bad.
Until he planted one
right on my chin, 
it put my lights out.
And I collapsed like 
a house of cards.
When I came too,
I was on the ground looking up,
My teacher and my class mates 
were trying to get me back up
on my feet.
I learned that I have 
a glass chin, 
and to not be 
Over confident. 

Copyright © Robert Kinard | Year Posted 2020


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