Variety is the Spice of Interestingness

some have the gift for gab
some are on the grift for grab
some are like the shifting winds
some have a meeting of the minds
some just sit all day and gaze at their navels
some can go on world wide travels
some can take great upheavals
some can’t compete with other rivals
some are inquisitive by nature
some are just fine with the nomenclature
some want to kill their spouse
some just want to be aroused

we come in all colors and confections
we come and go in different directions
we come to participate in the lives of others
we come together to be fanciful lovers
we come with baggage one and all
we come like kids running in the hall
we come and some do it so fashionably
we come and some do it so casually

for some it is a great adventure
for some serve in hard indenture
for some the mood is always changing
for some the meaning keeps fading
for some it is a bitter pill to swallow
for some it is always beg, steal, or borrow
for some everything is a diamond in the rough
for some they just live it off the cuff

many need to be validated and assured
many need to constantly be bored
many need to secure a voucher
many need to be free from censure
many find the battle is all uphill
many seek affirmations in a thrill
many strive for success in their careers
many more are always in arrears
many succeed on their own
many need a helping hand

others discover by the sole of their souls
others need to excavate deeper holes
others face their problems head on
others trace theirs to some religion
others follow through the clouds
others insist they can’t face the crowds
others instigate and cause distress
others just enjoy getting undressed

there are a few who keep a skip in their swagger
there are a few where every move is a wager
there are a few that wrestle with their demons
there are a few that connive to sell you lemons
there are a few that badger the clowns
there are a few who are infamous and renown
there are a few who were giants in their day
there are a few you will never hear of anyway

please don’t get your pants in a bunch
please don’t believe in a free lunch
please don’t fret the differences between us
please don’t set some people to crush
please don’t make the rich any richer
please don’t overfill your pitcher

we all have our fetishes one kind or another
we all have our desires that melt us like butter
we all have some passions we dig into better
we all have some idiosyncracies down to the letter
we all have some pride in some form overall
we all have a gift to share, it is no sin at all
we all have a purpose even if it is hard to find
now, let’s all just be cool and thrive as we unwind

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Variety is the Spice of Interestingness by 

Bah Bah black Sheep- A hippie, rebel, highly individual. While loving creativity I have always done battle with the practical/impractical aspects of life. Sitting here in my aerie observing the world, the stars above and the other pinpricks below..
Been writing poetry since I was 14, now 62

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  • oddpoet
    oddpoetabout 6 years ago

    this is excellant michael i like ur ryme and descriptions of the differences in people the world would be a boring place if we were all the same your title says it all and really suits the poem was the poem written first or the title

  • mychaelalchemy
    mychaelalchemyabout 6 years ago

    the poem came first, titles are often an afterthought….

    thank you, Corinne

  • sandraellen
    sandraellenabout 6 years ago

    BRILLIANT——i absolutely love this and i can read “me” all through this (although, not sure whether this is a good thing ?)
    well done—clever person——sandra ;)

  • I think there is a bit of everyone in this, some abit more than others

    thank you,Sandra

    – mychaelalchemy

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