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I've been writing poetry from the age of 12. It has, and always will be my outlet, my voice. Join me on my journey . . . I can write about almost anything. :) ~ Life doesn't come with a shiny new book; no users manual of answers to find with one look. Life comes with doors that open and shut; and paths laid before us to be followed or passed up. There's things we can learn and things we may teach; hearts that may find us and souls we may reach. Guaranteed on this journey are teacups of tears; and pains that might hurt us may age us by years. But the beauty of life, love, laughter and giving; come from serving hugs on a platter each and every day we're living. ~

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

People Watching

                        Picture from Google Images

In a crowd of people passing
to my left and to my right,
I see so many faces
with expressions dark and bright.

Entertainment comes from
people watching all around.
Some people with their heads in clouds,
or tripping on the ground.

Little children laughing
with hardly a care at all.
Boys at play with bat and ball,
or girls with baby doll.

Moms wiping toddlers dirty hands
as they gossip with soccer moms.
Dads holding their noses tight
as the pick up doggie doodoo bombs.

Teens with hair all spiked up,
orange, pink, blue and green.
Noses pierced or maybe lips
or any other skin pierce-able scene.

People of all ages with special ink
and tattoos that mean so much.
A memorial tat, a portrait,
all gifts of an artists magical touch.

Couples fighting over money,
or a maybe a lack thereof.
An old man who still loves his wife,
holding her hand and giving her a hug.

Toddlers throwing fits in Wal-Mart,
and moms holding their ground.
Kids being respectful in public,
even when their parents aren't around.

People come in many forms
with personalities unique.
If you get a chance to people watch,
sit back quiet-like and take a peek. 


The prompt from @writingprompt was: People Watching

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  1. people watching can be so relaxing ... so much fun.  Ha!  And then you see yourself.  I enjoyed this.

  2. My mother always used to say I was a people watcher; something I've never grown out of. I find it fascinating. I like your poem. 

  3. Such fun to poeple watch, great job capturing all kinds in this piece!

  4. I enjoy doing this too ~

    Great to see you at D'Verse~

  5. Well you certainly saw a diverse crowd and reported it in rhyme!  Glad to see you here. Come back often and be sure to read as well.  It's quite a poetic group here and a different group to watch, and read about.  Thanks - Gay

  6. People are fascinating to watch. Always something to learn.

  7. Love people watching. You pretty much covered it all here :)

  8. ha...people watching is one of my favorite things to do...i like to make up stories about their lives as i watch their mannerisms...

  9. You described that so well ... wonderful.

  10. I love to people watch when I'm at the airport..... such an ecclectic mix and it can be quite entertaining!  :)

  11. I think it is a common passtime of the heart eyes of a this Alaurilee!

  12. Thanks Carrie...ah yes, people are so expressive! Such a joy to watch!

  13. Airports are great for people watching. You see people of all walks of life there... :)

  14. ah yes, my hubs and I do the same. Try to imagine what they are saying or what their expressions mean. Are they happy, sad, confused or just flat out an all out entertainer! :)

  15. That's so long as we have time left and people we will have plenty left to learn, if we are willing! :)

  16. Thank you Gay! I look forward to being around and getting to know everyone. :)

  17. Thank you! I'm glad I stumbled across D'Verse! Nice to meet you as well. :)

  18. I always have been to Paul. I just can't help myself! :)

    Thank you! 


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