She is freewheeling and fearless
Forever the smile of happiness
Brightness wherever she goes
Life is good, life is kind
The girl has peace of mind
and the beauty of a damask rose

Her sunshine brightening the day
Brushing our tears away
She jumps into the deep
With never a care
Adventure is there
When we can hardly sleep

The door is revolving
Life is ever evolving
What goes up must come down
Her identical twin
Would sometimes win
And the smile becomes a frown

Opponents they are not
Good friends is how they fought
Each escapade a memory to share
One dips only their toes
The other wins by a nose
Tempering each otherโ€™s dare

The twins are one and the same
They share the same name
It is two personalities of one
Being joyful is the preferred state
and life can trip you, but wait
The cycle has again begun

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ยฉ

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  17 comments for “Personality

  1. October 25, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    wow! deep ….

    • Christine Bolton
      October 25, 2018 at 4:00 pm

      Oh I’m so happy you felt it. We are all a combination of good or bad, happy or sad and so on. We learn how to filter I guess ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ’•

      • October 25, 2018 at 4:23 pm

        yes, give energy to the bits you prefer and abandon the unhealthy things ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Christine Bolton
        October 25, 2018 at 5:11 pm

        Agreed! Sometimes they have become bad habits and then itโ€™s more difficult but not impossible ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘

      • October 26, 2018 at 2:48 am

        yes once we give them energy and make them a habit it takes far more effort …

  2. October 25, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Christine, this is so beautiful and profound, two sides of the same coin.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 25, 2018 at 3:59 pm

      Thank you Punam ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s all of us really. Sometimes happy, sometimes sad, up or down, brave or scared etc. ๐Ÿ’•

      • October 25, 2018 at 9:25 pm

        Yes, of course. ๐Ÿ™‚ You are so welcome. โค๏ธ

  3. October 25, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    Beautiful hit a few powerful chords ๐ŸŒบ

    • Christine Bolton
      October 25, 2018 at 5:10 pm

      Thank you for your kind words. Yes, sometimes we donโ€™t always know which โ€œoneโ€ is acceptable ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ

  4. October 25, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    I love the way you expressed the dual characteristics of personality as a twin…nicely done.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 25, 2018 at 5:43 pm

      Thank you! I appreciate that very much ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. October 25, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    There are many sides of us and appreciating that side of being positive and joyful, can be a lifelong pursuit in the face of life’s challenges.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 26, 2018 at 8:31 am

      Yes Grace. That is so true ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. October 25, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    Wow! Indeed we all have two sides. Great poem.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 26, 2018 at 8:29 am

      Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • October 26, 2018 at 10:10 am

        My pleasure.

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