Wound Up #poetry

Tighter than a coiled spring,

I’m wound up beyond belief,

I need something to calm me down,

To give me some relief…

If I’m me

If I’m me,

What will people see,

I’m sometimes fun, sometimes rude,

Sometimes stern and sometimes crude,

Empathy and sympathy,

Living a dichotomy,

Helpful and kind,

Clearly out of my mind,

Dizzy and daft,

Prone to a laugh,

Sharp and witty,

Sometimes full of self-pity,

Mindful and quiet,

Then mad for a riot,

Cheerful and nice,

Prone to entice,

Likes procrastination,

Fears the temptation,

Loving and loyal,

Never to spoil,

Now old and too hidden,

Too often guilt ridden,

Once young and carefree,

What do people see,

If I’m me,

What will they see.