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Find the value of X, and why

I don’t know why but I was compelled to write this one twice, so you get two poems here for the price of none.

Find the value of X, and why

At first he was afraid, but not petrified
The text ended with an X
Outwardly he scoffed, inwardly he was lost,
As to what that X implied

This simple letter made him pensive
His mum sent texts with two xs
But, being British, he got skittish
At something so excessive

He resolved to message his sister
But her text ended ‘xxx’
Her amusement caused him confusion
And to question his existence

Uppercase, lowercase, position and number
He realised you cannot be reckless when placing your Xs
He wasn’t paying attention when reciprocating affection
And ended up sexting the plumber

Find the value of X, and why²

At first he was afraid, but not petrified
When he saw her text end with an X he was quite surprised
Outwardly he scoffed
Inwards, he was lost
As to the feelings that the sender now implied

It’s true; this simple, single letter made him pensive
But wait – his mother sent texts with two xs
And, being British,
He was always skittish
When demonstrating feelings bordered on excessive

He swiftly resolved to message his sister
Her text, ending ‘xxx’, did nothing to improve the picture
Her amusement 
Caused him confusion
And, in this state, to question his very existence

Uppercase, lowercase, position, style and number
Being reckless with your Xs could leave you crying in the gutter
He wasn’t paying attention
When reciprocating her affection
And ended up sexting his poor, confused plumber

I don’t know why but I was compelled to write this one twice, so you get two poems here for the price of none. This is a classic example of thinking of a title first and then trying to write something to go with it. I do it all the time.

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