To Each Their Own

Do you…

save meaningful mementos from the people and things you love
or hoard objects that may eventually become useful

widen your mouth into a smile when you see your joy
or walk right on by, indifferent

thoughtfully phrase your worries
or blurt out your hurts

dance in the grocery aisles
or remain stoic doing the mundane

laugh unabashedly
or throttle it down, embarrassed

let the dust pile on while you enjoy life
or frantically control your environment

get wounded easily
or have a breastplate made of steel

shamelessly sing loudly
or slowly build into your confident voice

delicately and carefully plod through life unnoticed
or pronounce yourself a bull in the china shop

take a hard hit in times of crisis
or get surrounded by those looking up at you when they do

share the coolest, latest things with friends
or find yourself at a loss when life changes

understand you can’t know everything
or act the fool who thinks they do

think all the time
or feeling blank most of the time

just hate some people
or only love all

Just a few things I was wondering…


Susi Bocks – writer/author/poet, has self-published two books – Feeling Human and Every Day I Pause. You can find her work at or follow her on Facebook, where she invites you to read her thoughts and get to know her. Bocks’ work has been published in the anthology SMITTEN: This Is What Love Looks Like: Poetry by Women for Women and in Scarlet Leaf Review, VitaBrevis, Spillwords, Literary Yard, as well as other literary magazines.


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15 thoughts on “To Each Their Own

  1. Life is for wounds. Love is for gravity.

    What would we do if our tears, or the raindrops, never dropped to the soil to sprout something beautiful?

    1. We wouldn’t know how to grow. Thank you for your comment!

  2. Beautifully Written !

    1. Thank you, Prashasti! 🙂

  3. Beautifully crafted

    1. Appreciate it, Almond! 🙂

    1. Thank you!

  4. This is beautiful 😍💛

    1. Thank you so much, Kat! 🙂

      1. You’re very welcome, Susi! 😊

  5. Excellent questions with ever-changing answers. Sometimes I’m on top, sometimes I am not.

    1. Thanks, Steven! Yeah, the world has a way of doing that to you! 🙂

  6. Lovely poem. 😉

    1. Thank you!

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