Sunday, December 23, 2012

When the Going Gets Weird

"weird animals" from net.newsment.com


When the going gets weird,
the weird turn pro,
my Sis told me,
with pride
and sisterhood,
acknowledging
my excellence
at weirdness.
Weird has always
felt familiar.
Weird comes with
its own
built-in laughter.
Weird makes
the ordinary
stretch its wings
and try a little harder.
Weird puts a shine on
and does a little tap-dance
just to entertain you.
Weird turns a world of
Anybodies
into
Somebody Specials
with their
amazing,
totally unbelievable
stories.
If Weird could speak,
it would tell you:
Come sit by me,
sweetheart,
and let me tell you
a few good tales.


pulled from my December 2010 archives for Poets United's Poetry Pantry December 2012

24 comments:

  1. Ah Sherry--this is so much fun and so very true! I am all for the weird!!

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  2. Every family has someone weird - if you don't know who it is, it's probably you. :-)

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  3. I console myself with the irrefutable fact that, if everyone was like me, I'd be normal.

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  4. There's nothing like NOT fitting in with the rest...and being unique and weird ...love it ;)

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  5. Another of our many commonalities, my sister and friend. When I was younger the weirdness was an inner sadness for not fitting in. Now its what I flaunt and keeps me laughing. Thanks for reminding me, oh wonderful weird one,

    Elizabeth
    http://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/2012/12/23/before-sense-only-sound/

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  6. That is certainly one funny-looking little animal for sure, Sherry.
    With love and hugs for you and yours at Christmas,
    K

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  7. ah yes... Weird has much to teach us:-)

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  8. And ode to weird... and wonderful. Aren't you glad the drummer we hear is a bit different? I Am!

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  9. Sherry, I enjoyed this....and GET IT. Weird is just another word for individuality. Nothing wrong with that! Smiles.

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  10. My high school credo was "Be weird, it's easier." I suspect that credo never let go. This is such a upbeat good spirited poem.

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  11. This made me laugh. Weird ...well, I know a lot about weird. LOL Love the weird animal that goes so well with this poem.

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  12. Love this - I can of course relate. You put the right spin on it... the positively delightful state of fun. Hope the Genome people don't find a "weird gene" and try to "breed" it out of us... Love, Amy

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  13. Weirdly wonderful! Hope your Christmas is as weird. :)

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  14. Weirdness can add a much-needed test to the ordinary...and weirdness can natural, or skill-based...

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  15. weirdness is too oft under valued - Merry Christmas!

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  16. Being weird is being noticed. One can be surprised over what weirdness can offer - it's stimulating and rich! Nicely Sherry

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you Ma'am!


    Hank

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  17. And weird is equally wonderful the second time around! Thank you. :)

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  18. My friend I so relate to this! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I treasure our friendship.

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  19. So true so true, good to be a little weird... I know :)

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  20. Yes, indeed! I'm one of the weird and I am proud!

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  21. "Weird makes
    the ordinary
    stretch its wings
    and try a little harder'

    Yes. Quite a little seducer, really. Totally FUN!! Accepting ones self is where to begin . . .

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  22. now i know what the kinship i feel with you is, Sherry! weirdness rocks!

    wishing you the happiest of holidays!

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