Happy Peculiar People Day (January 10)

Here’s my two-verse quatrain poem, in honor of Peculiar People Day. (January 10)

Ode To Peculiar People
By Madeleine Begun Kane

My peculiar predilection:
I like people who are odd.
I’ll applaud a little strangeness,
But find “normal” humans flawed.

That makes perfect sense: they tell me
I am rather “weird” myself.
I don’t mind critiques and putdowns—
Just don’t call me “off the shelf.”

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20 Responses to “Happy Peculiar People Day (January 10)”

  1. At last, my own day! Normality is terribly over-rated.

  2. awesome! I love peculiar people too – the spice of life!

  3. Kerry O'Connor says:

    Many a true word spoken in jest. Who wants to be ‘normal’?

  4. I like it. I’d hate to be normal.

  5. I agree with Cosmo! Exactly :)

  6. alan1704 says:

    i love the fact that acceptance is all about uniqueness

  7. Kodjo Deynoo says:

    I like odd people as well, they come up with something new and unexpected each time

  8. Mary says:

    Clever. Yes, I agree with J. Cosmo too.

  9. Madhumakhi says:

    Ah yes. Perfectly normal goody goody people annoy me too. You’ve captured a universal sentiment cleverly in your poem.

  10. Rallentanda says:

    I am not comfortable around peculiar people. I find the majority of people terribly peculiar:)

  11. brian miller says:

    peculiar people keep it interesting you know….
    ha, i wonder how many people realize they are one.

  12. pea says:

    Right with you there. Loved it.

  13. as a people watcher.. I so enjoyed this… :)

  14. Gabriella says:

    It would be so boring if we were all the same. As a rule so-called peculiar people are more interesting.

  15. ZQ says:

    There you go… no problem :-)
    Thank you a smile

  16. Oh a poem about me. How kind. Hee hee.

  17. Kenia Cris says:

    I love weird people. They are much more interesting and authentic than the regular boring ones. <3

    Love this piece.

  18. Susan says:

    Definitely not made in a mold, you needn’t worry about being called “off the shelf.”

  19. You are hardly “off the shelf”!!

  20. Stormcat says:

    Off the wall is definitely better than off the shelf!