Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
Thank you all for your much-appreciated comments.
Andrew, no it wasn't a "putting off today" poem, more like a "leopard can't change his spots" poem. I can remember times in my life, be it jobs, relationships, marriages, friendships or whatever where, after messing it up, I would think "Well, I'll act differently or be different next time". Guess what? Next time came and I was the same person. A shy person may plan on being called 'outgoing' with the next group he gets together with but, more times than not, he will still be considered shy. It's hard for one to change his true nature, wishing to or not. We reach some degree of happiness, I think, when we realize who we are, what our qualities and weaknesses are, and we accept ourselves as such. The character in this poem claimed to want to be considered a friendy sort but was not willing to change any characteristics to achieve that aim. Today, tomorrow or next year, he will always be the same.