Tuesday, May 14

People are like Puzzles

People are like puzzles
that you put together over time
as you get a piece here and there
over a coffee
at a meeting
a brief encounter at the store
slowly
you put the pieces together
the red corner piece
is a temper
the blue edge is loneliness
you fit the yellow bit in
with the white one
and find it forms a flower
of friendliness
the puzzle that looked promising
winds up with gaping holes
and the puzzle that seemed so easy
takes the longest to piece together



16 comments:

  1. nice...def a nice metaphor for getting to know people...and extended metaphor at that in the ones that we never really know fully...the gaping holes...and how sometimes the easiest take the longest...cool write...

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  2. The truth spoken so eloquently.

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  3. People ARE like puzzles indeed, and sometimes they are deceiving....but with perseverance they all can be figured out!

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  4. So observant and so very much a truism. I love people and love watching them and trying to figure them out and in the end it is almost easier to figure out a
    puzzle...which I also love to do.

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  5. This is all very true, and stated with beautiful simplicity!

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  6. Humans are enigmatic, unpredictable but endlessly fascinating.

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  7. We have to find out the true meaning of this jigsaw puzzle.

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  8. I like this metaphor as well. Everyone is unique and has their own history...definitely puzzle-like. Nice work.

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  9. nice metaphor. Decoding the puzzle makes the entire walk of life interesting, isnt it?

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  10. each piece tells a little more of the story, very nice write!

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  11. Life really is a puzzle. A good piece of writing.

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  12. It's true, we are like puzzles. Even the world at large with how we all fit together. Definitely something to ponder.

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  13. It's true, we are like puzzles. Even the world at large with how we all fit together. Definitely something to ponder.

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  14. This was very profound -- and so true!

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  15. Oh my, this is so true. Your words strike a chord.

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