The Wooden Man
The wooden man has no opinion
He tells everyone what they want to hear
The wooden man just wants to be accepted
He doesn't want to offend anyone
He just wants a life that is free from conflict
The wooden man doesn't know who he is
But he know where everyone else stands
He's an expert on what others think and feel
The wooden man only has trouble
When he is with people with different opinions
When that happens he says, "I really don't know."
Or he asks diplomatically; wanting to please everyone, "What do you think?"
The wooden man is a people pleaser
Tries to make everyone feel he is just like them.
But he fits perfectly in groups which dress alike and think alike.
He never rocks the boat with new ideas.
He learns to reject others that are different
than those in his group.
He is a skilled YESMAN so most people like him because he never disagrees.
He lives his life to PLEASE
When the wooden man dies
His body will be put in a wooden coffin
And his eulogy will affirm
"He is just like everyone, he is the same."
Yet I wonder is there is a little bit
Of the wooden man in all of us.