What I ask is the point

To do what will disappoint

Why would you pour oil on a bonfire

When you know what will transpire

You actually enjoy being

The one always disagreeing

An onslaught of peppered criticisms

When no one wants your idealisms

You would bask in your own glory

While delivering a sad sob story

Public enemy number one

Never wanting to be outdone

Your motto is to never snooze

If you do you might lose

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Linda G Hill’s Stream of consciousness Saturday asked us to open a book and ‘point’ and write about where you landed.  I arrived at a poem by Rupi Kaur …

let it go
let it leave
let it happen
in this world
was promised or
belonged to you anyway

– all you own is yourself

It inspired me to write this poem I called Jerk







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  9 comments for “Jerk

  1. November 5, 2018 at 4:16 am

    there are a lot of them out there

    • Christine Bolton
      November 5, 2018 at 9:08 am

      🙂 Yes! Thanks for reading.

  2. November 4, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Truly a jerk! Well crafted Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 4, 2018 at 10:43 am

      Lol 😆 yes!

  3. November 3, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    Yup, a jerk alright.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 3, 2018 at 10:18 pm

      Yes for sure! 🙂

  4. November 3, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    i feel strongly about people sometimes and want to write like this, my i can never get the words out so well like this Christine, you process the feelings in such an amazing way

    • Christine Bolton
      November 3, 2018 at 10:58 pm

      In the moment with people like this it is difficult. But on reflection, the words come easily 😕

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