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A poem about the weird things in our world.

By Madison NewtonPublished 2 months ago 1 min read


Peculiarity—picked, pointed.

Puffed peacocks, performative persons,

picturesque pitfalls, perfect pimples.

People pay, praise, promote

particular phenomena—popular, priceless, poetic.

Pigeon pecks, paperbag puppets,

plushie pillows, premium packages.

Peculiar people, places, pieces.

Perspective persists.

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About the Creator

Madison Newton

I'm a recent graduate of Stony Brook University with a degree in Environmental Humanities and Filmmaking. I love writing and storytelling, and I love sharing my work so I can continue to improve my written voice.

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  • Mohamed Jakkath2 months ago

    This poem beautifully captures the essence of peculiarity in our world, from the performative individuals to the perfect imperfections of things around us. The alliteration and use of vivid imagery make it an enjoyable and thought-provoking read. Well done, Madison Newton! Thank you for sharing this piece with us.

  • Roy Stevens2 months ago

    Well done, but how does Bojack Horseman fit in? Yeah, he's peculiar, I get it. 🐴🙃

  • Babs Iverson2 months ago


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