I’ll take your breath away as I enter the room. 

I don’t want to draw attention to myself.

I stand on my soapbox and preach my causes. 

I stick my head in the sand and ignore the pain of the chaos around me.


I am all these things.


I revel in the spotlight and howl at the moon.

I find peace in solitude and identify with the cry of the lone wolf.

I want to be included & acknowledged.

I would rather spend my evenings at home.


I am all these things.


I am demure and shy.

I am raunchy and outspoken.

I back away from overt advances.

I flirt shamelessly. 


I am all these things.


I am all these things and more.  I am a kaleidoscope of emotions and attitudes; a patchwork of my past; a variegated trial of my future.  Don’t judge me and don’t try to figure me out.  Because as soon as you do, you’ll see me differently.


Copyright © 2018 Penny Wilson

About Penny Wilson Writes

Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She's had a successful blog with a growing and loyal following for more than 5 years. Penny has written articles for Counseling Directory .org, Introvert Dear .com, and WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published on Ariel Chart, a monthly online Journal, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society and a member of All Poetry .com Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 by Z Publishing. She is currently working on her first novel. You can find more of her writings on her blog at: https://pennywilsonwrites.com/ and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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15 Responses to Kaleidoscope

  1. I love this Penny- we are so many layers and colors!


  2. What a great comparison of our ever changing selves to that of a kaleidoscope. Wonderfully written, Penny.


  3. I like the raunchy part ☺❤


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