Quirks Are Life

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Biting of the lip
Flicking of a lighter
Foot tapping and leg twitching
Hot sauce on shredded wheat
Let the quirks fly

A character without a quirk
Forged of cardboard
A statue in the scene
Lost among the humans
With a tic to call their own

Every reader has one
Unique and partially known
Yet noticed
When seen upon the page
Declaring that they do that too

Addicted to a word
Clumsy feet and social awkwardness
An endless world of quirks
That all of us are members
Which ones do you possess?

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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14 Responses to Quirks Are Life

  1. Excellent write Charles. I love this. Aren’t we all addicted to words?


  2. The picture made me laugh out loud. That wasn’t the best part, though. I enjoyed how this flowed almost as if it was a stream of consciousness. Beautiful.


  3. L. Marie says:

    Great poem! This especially grabbed me:
    “A character without a quirk
    Forged of cardboard
    A statue in the scene”
    So true!


  4. I really don’t get poetry, but there are some good lines here about cardboard characters. I’ve even used a catchphrase to set someone apart when I had a bunch of characters involved.


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