Friday, October 07, 2016

931 - Normality

Three Word Wednesday requires participants
to use the three words of the week in a composition.
The words this week are: 
notable, oddball, and perky.


It is notable
But quite unremarkable—
Oddballs are outcast.

Why are folk so glum?
If they meet someone perky
They suspect the worst.

He’s odd, they whisper.
He’s not normal, like we are.
Drugs.  I bet he’s on drugs.

You can’t be happy.
They feel the need to pull you down
Then they feel better.

I’m not an oddball.
If everyone was like me
I would be normal.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2016

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  1. That last stanza is awesome.

  2. This would be funny, if you weren't telling the truth

  3. normal is way over rated I rather be me

  4. I like this!

    We must surround ourselves with people who make us feel good. Perky!
    As the old saying goes- "misery loves company".

  5. Touche! Yes, better to be oneself than any "normal" that we are "supposed" to be. Damn the labels. We make too much of them. Go on being awesome. :-)

  6. Isn't it strange how people want to put each other into boxes?

  7. Just like everyone strive to be better than average... Maybe being oddball is the best way to be.

  8. Ha ha ha. Keep being that kind of oddball!

  9. I find you very normal (for a Melbournian:)

  10. i totally agree with this!
    i know i don't fit it, and i'm happy with myself.
    awesome write. :)


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