Reena’s Exploration Challenge #68 – Normal


What is normal was the question?

Each ‘expert’ offered his or her explanation

One, which of course suited themselves.

“It’s all to do with context,” said another,

“It depends upon the place and time in which you live.

My normal is not yours, and you’d be right to say so

But we get hung up on thinking we are so.”

“Normal is all about being who you are,

Where constancy is the order of the day.

It’s different for the lunatic, as compared to the brain surgeon.”

The ‘experts’ listened and nodded approval

For them, normalcy was within their own particular space.

But when the man from the far side of the room

Spoke about not wanting a normal life

They understood he wanted to challenge and explore his world,

Not accept complacency or a set order

But to challenge himself

And find new ‘normals’, one’s he might take on or discard.

“My normal is fluid,” he said, “I like the notion of slipping from one to another.”

“I find it useful to think without my pants,” he said removing his trousers and revealing a sparkling pair of striped briefs.

The looks of horror on the faces of the others told what they thought of his ‘normal’, but at the same time, they could see where he was coming from.


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15 Responses to Reena’s Exploration Challenge #68 – Normal

  1. Sadje says:

    Very insightful poem!

  2. Reena Saxena says:

    “My normal is fluid,” he said, “I like the notion of slipping from one to another.” Herein, lies the soul of the fabulous piece. Thank you, Michael!

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