Short, tall, fat, and thin,
Lean, man, happy and sad,
Angry, mad, or jumping for joy.
Rich, poor, black, or white.
Talkers to non-talkers,
The walkers, joggers, and runners.
The sane-- maybe, to the insane or not so sane,
The upper, middle, and lower classes.
Single, married, divorced or separated.
Every nationality, creed, and colour,
People bearing children, have children, or childless.
The homeless to those with plenty.
The wicket to the angelic.
The old, the young, and the middle-aged.
The strong and the weak,
The timid to the fighters.
Disabled, abled to the not so abled,
Unemployed, employed to the entrepreneurs.
The bad, the good, and the plain evil.
The sleepers, wakers, and the living dead,
Some have a religion, some do not, some have politics, some do not.
All have different likes and dislikes,
All striving to get to their distinctions.
So, who is this people watcher?
This person who watches, but does not speak,
This person who does not judge people.
Who does this people watcher think they are?
That people watcher is me!
Lisa Jane Marazzoli was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1970 and grew up in the east end with her two older sisters and her parents. Her passion for the arts came from her mother, an art teacher and her father, a photographer. Her writing is deeply personal, and reflects the influences that have shaped her life.