Teflon Or Velcro

Teflon Or Velcro

Human personalities vary to a great degree

To describe them all is really beyond me

But a shrewd observer has summed it in one phrase

Are we Teflon or Velcro in the manner that we faze?

If life’s problems and trials simply bounce off our back

If everyday irritations don’t turn our mood to black

Then we’re more like Teflon that can easily repel

And cast aside the issues that would our peace dispel

On the other hand some of us simply can’t let things go

More like Velcro sticking to each new found woe

Every change and chance in life’s daily grind

Ensnares us with chains that forever bind

But perhaps these labels are really far too neat

The Velcro types do not always taste defeat

Teflon champions cannot always win the day

‘Cause life isn’t black or white, it’s often rather grey

So what can we learn from these categorisations

What principle of action, what useful application?

Teflon and Velcro, both useful innovations

But of personality, not the complete summation

We each are born with characteristics quite unique

Some bold and confident, others shy and rather meek

So we must work with what we’ve got and try to do our best

And trade-mark role models should not be the only test

So thank you Teflon, you’ve shown us to resist

Testing times and challenges that seem still to persist

And Velcro, you’ve warned us not to let all things stick

And perhaps to grow a hide that’s just a little thick

But in the end, no matter what may come

Full of excitement or even quite hum drum

Help us in all things to steer the middle course

Whether Teflon our Velcro remains the guiding force

Ken Fisher

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