I Don’t Want to People Today

A poem for all my fellow introverts

Scott Ninneman
Oct 16 · 2 min read
Photo by Ali Tareq on Unsplash

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

  • October 3, 2019

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Scott Ninneman is a bookkeeper by day and writer by night. He maintains the blog Speaking Bipolar and writes about living with bipolar disorder and chronic illness as well as writing short stories, poetry, and inspiration for personal development. His interests include reading, hiking, and entirely too much TV.


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Scott Ninneman writes about living with mental and chronic illness, personal development, poetry and short stories. linktr.ee/speakingbipolar

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