Pookey's Poems

(03/06/1959 / Chicago)

? ? Why do people act Like That? ?


Why do people act so rude?
Is it about some unspoken rule?
By ranting and raising the roof.
When you mess up by a total goof.

Why do people act so supreme?
When at a point of low-esteem.
Looking down with an evil gleam.
You're wishing this is a bad dream.

Their tongues lash out like a quick whip.
You're thinking 'Mmmm, maybe I'll quit? '
Then you see your pockets are so light,
Reality sinks in and your thoughts ignite.

You scrape up the courage that's running light,
You say what you feel and hold on tight.
You might feel like you're the idiot in sight,
But at least you gave it a fair fight.

Why do people speak with their backs turned?
Don't they know it's kindness they lack?
They turn their heads sideways and show unconcern.
Oh, I'd like to give them a smack.

I take a step back and see thru their eyes.
And wonder is that what they think of me?
Will they succumb to their demise?
Am I as insensitive as can be?

I doubt that at all,
Because I will not fall,
To their level of awful.
With a black eye.

Submitted: Friday, August 18, 2006
Edited: Friday, January 25, 2013

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i worked in a corprate office for a while and ran into a few of these type of people.

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  • Captain Cur (5/4/2013 12:50:00 PM)

    Our life book is filled with wonderful verses of how many
    lives we have touched in a positive way. Those who only
    serve themselves, their pages are filled with unsavory recipes. (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (2/27/2013 6:47:00 AM)

    Honorable Poet: This is a fantastic poem! People will act in a manner that they wish too.
    You can't control their actions but you can control yours. A well written poem. I invite you
    to read some of my works. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Romeo Della Valle (11/6/2011 10:51:00 PM)

    You raised some important questions that have only one simple answer: They have no manners! This is a powerful and thought provoking write that is well penned and poignant! What you have illustrated vividly in this fantastic write is something I have to encounter everyday here in New York City and I guess it happens in other big cities, too.10+++ Thank you for sharing this well crafted poem with a great rhyme scheme! God Bless You! Love and Peace for always! Romeo from NYC.... (Report) Reply

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