One of Those People MAG

September 4, 2011
By jasont727 PLATINUM, Calabasas, California
jasont727 PLATINUM, Calabasas, California
46 articles 18 photos 87 comments

Favorite Quote:
If there was no change, there would be no butterflies.


She was one of those people who ate breakfast in bed,
Who woke up alone and
Never listened to what her parents said.
She was one of those people who bought window seats,
Who boarded the plane and closed the shutter,
Complaining of heat
She was one of those people who closed her eyes,
Who closed her eyes to the world
And mumbled her good-byes.
She was one of those people who put on her headphones,
Who refused to talk,
Who preferred to be alone.
She was one of those people who thought the world was beautiful,
Who believed it was good,
But never tried to live in it.

He was one of those people who lived life with ease,
Who never took a coat
And who loved the cool breeze.
He was one of those people who loved with his heart,
Who appreciated time together
After being apart.
He was one of those people who watched with his eyes,
Who listened to his heart
And who deemed it wise.
He was one of those people who opened his soul,
Who let into his life
The world as a whole.
He was one of those people who watched the world,
Who lived,
Who never let a second go by too soon.


The author's comments:
There are two different types of people: which are you?

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on Jun. 27 2013 at 4:48 pm
I love how you described two polar opposites. You focused on two contrasting characters in order to get your point across. With your writing I was able to see the distinction between the two. The content made me think a little about how different people can actually be. 

on Feb. 20 2012 at 6:24 pm
phlogiston ELITE, Hermitage, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"A day without laughter is a day wasted" -Charlie Chaplin

Wow this is just beautiful. Great job!

on Feb. 16 2012 at 10:06 pm
PoetryAngel14 PLATINUM, Ithaca, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Dare to be imperfect and one day there will tug at your sleeve a soulmate." ~Robert Brault
"Life is like riding a bicycle - in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving." ~Albert Einstein

Beautiful. You definitely have talent. Great poem- 5 stars :) i'm the second type of person, by far. Can you read/rate/comment some of mine? Thanks so much!!

M. said...
on Feb. 16 2012 at 4:11 pm
This is awesome! It is really well written and I like how you start each verse with he/she was one of those people... Now I am going to read some of your other pieces.

on Feb. 16 2012 at 8:54 am
CourtCourt DIAMOND, Franklinville, New York
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Favorite Quote:
2 Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. ” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

I love how you introduce us to each character and make us see life through their eyes. By doing that, you make the reader come to the realization that they are one or the other, or a little bit of both. Generally, we would all like to believe we are the second, but in reality there are many of us who live life like the first. Outstanding job:) 5/5 read some of mine if you want

on Feb. 15 2012 at 11:19 am
HannahMM BRONZE, Rocky Ford,
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This is a really good poem!! I love it!! Great job :)

on Jan. 26 2012 at 4:22 pm
otherpoet SILVER, Wayland, Massachusetts
6 articles 9 photos 254 comments

Favorite Quote:
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." - Audrey Hepburn

Great poem. The repetition was a nice touch. I loved the descriptions of two very different people, yet I believe there is a little of both in each of us. Excellent poem, very well written!

on Sep. 12 2011 at 9:35 pm
jasont727 PLATINUM, Calabasas, California
46 articles 18 photos 87 comments

Favorite Quote:
If there was no change, there would be no butterflies.

Aww, thank you!

on Sep. 11 2011 at 3:27 pm
paigeturner9 PLATINUM, Palo Alto, California
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Jason, this is amazing! 

on Sep. 11 2011 at 2:56 am
jasont727 PLATINUM, Calabasas, California
46 articles 18 photos 87 comments

Favorite Quote:
If there was no change, there would be no butterflies.

I hope that everyone strives to be the second. If we all did, then the world would really be a great place--wouldn't it be?

And I understand what you mean about how the two personalities can represent what one can be. It's nice to think that we all have different aspects of ourselves hidden inside of us, that only come out at certain times. 

Thank you so much for the comment :)


on Sep. 11 2011 at 2:54 am
jasont727 PLATINUM, Calabasas, California
46 articles 18 photos 87 comments

Favorite Quote:
If there was no change, there would be no butterflies.

I always try to be the second, but it's hard sometimes.

And thank you very much!


on Sep. 11 2011 at 2:54 am
jasont727 PLATINUM, Calabasas, California
46 articles 18 photos 87 comments

Favorite Quote:
If there was no change, there would be no butterflies.

I did, and your work is beautiful as well! Thank you very much :)

on Sep. 9 2011 at 5:42 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

At first, I was inclined to say that people are not this black and white. But the more I thought about it (and the poem certainly encourages thought), the two personalities seemed to represent what one can be. Is that right, at all?

Anyway, I really really really liked the bits about window seats and about not taking a coat. I thought they illustrated really well the very different personalities you were creating.

I like to think I'm the second. That's what I strive to be, and it's in the striving that we determine ourselves, right? :) Which are you?


Schubster said...
on Sep. 9 2011 at 5:13 pm

I used to be the first, but now I'm sort of the second too?

Great poem :) keep up the awesome work.


on Sep. 9 2011 at 11:32 am
WeAllBurn PLATINUM, Vermilion, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." ~Mahatma Gandhi

this is just fantastic <3

loved it!! 5/5 <3 your a great writerr (:

please check out any of mine, if you wish (:



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