Some are quiet and shy

Though we don’t really know why

Some are loud and abrupt

And we often wish they’d shut up

Some are sad and lonely

Looking mostly lost and homely

Some are vivacious and fun

Living for a life in the blistering sun

Some are lovable and sweet

They’re usually a really rare treat

Some are proper and prim

Never lost by a sudden whim

Some are casual and down to earth

They’ve often been that way since birth

Some are witty and smart

Leaving your head spinning from the start

Some are strange and complex

You never know with them what’s next

Some are gentle and kind

Those are often the hardest to find

So when you think of yourself, what comes to mind?


Written by, Michelle Cook

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20 responses to “People

  1. I enjoyed the rhyming structure of this, thanks for sharing! I think we change quite a lot in a lifetime. At the moment I feel curious, passionate and sensitive! πŸ™‚

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  2. There are many types, which is great. It would be boring if everyone was the same. As for “So when you think of yourself, what comes to mind?” I’ll leave it for others to answer.

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  3. We certainly do and those are all wonderful ways to feel. I’m not sure I can even describe myself at the moment. Everyday I’m a mixture of too many. πŸ˜‰

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  4. What about today?

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  5. I think the majority of people are often many of these. πŸ˜‰

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  6. Feeling lost, and empty, with a smidge of hopelessness.


  7. I think so too. I know I can be several, sometimes at once πŸ˜‰

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  8. Sounds like you need to treat yourself to a nice experience?

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  9. Me too πŸ™‚

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  10. I just need this year to be over with. Or in the very least, for less stormy weather.

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  11. Loved it πŸ‘

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  12. Thank you πŸ˜‰


  13. great flow to this piece.
    like it a lot.
    Keep Smiling.

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  14. Thank you πŸ™‚

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  15. Yep some years are horrible like that and you just have to get through them

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  16. It’s true, and this just seems to be one of those years. Just gotta keep looking deeper to find the positives. It’s the only way I’ll manage.

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  17. Yep the last two years were like that for me. I lost my Gran, Dad and cat amongst some other hideous event s too long for a message. Writing helped me a lot..

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  18. Sounds very similar to my last few years. I’m glad you’re using writing as an outlet. It seems to help more than anything else.


  19. I become a different person each time as per the situations . Like for strangers this suits me best ‘ Some are quiet and shy ‘ while for people who know me ” Some are lovable and sweet ” and for some I become complex and strange ! I could completely relate your poem in multiple scenarios . Nice one πŸ™‚

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  20. I think that’s how I am too most of the time. Thank you… πŸ™‚

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