Some People

Some People

Isn’t it strange some people make

     You feel so tired inside,

Your thoughts begin to shrivel up

     Like leaves all brown and dried!

But when you’re with some other ones,

     It’s stranger still to find

Your thoughts as thick as fireflies

     All shiny in your mind!

Rachel Field


I found this poem in A New Treasury of Children’s Poetry:  Old Favorites and New Discoveries (another nice anthology). I always like to share it with new groups of students as one small way of beginning to set a collaborative and respectful tone for our journey together.