I Don’t Want to People Today

A poem for introverts by an introvert.

A poem written for introverts by an introvert. Sometimes you need to be left alone. "Peopling" can be too much on the hard days. | #introverts #poem #poetry #introvertlife
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I Don’t Want to People Today

I don’t want to people today
I don’t want to come out and play

I don’t want to travel outside
I don’t want to confront the tide

I don’t want to see your outfit
I don’t want to know your secret

I don’t want to fake a nice smile
I don’t want to hang out awhile

I don’t want to give you applause
I don’t want to obey your laws

I don’t want to get too upset
I don’t want to need to forget

I don’t want to give you a ride
I don’t want to protect your pride

I don’t want to stand in your line
I don’t want to toast with red wine

I don’t want to sample your food
I don’t want to fix your bad mood

I don’t want to hear while you hum
I don’t want to know why you’re glum

Today’s too much, I cannot play
Please don’t make me people today

by Scott Ninneman

October 3, 2019


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A poem written for introverts by an introvert. Sometimes you need to be left alone. "Peopling" can be too much on the hard days. | #introverts #poem #poetry #introvertlife
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