A Piece of Work

A Piece of Work

A moment on the tongue
Is a lifetime in the mind
This she must remember
In order to be kind
 
A provocateur
Looking for distraction 
Poking the hornet’s nest
Hoping for a reaction
 
Internally passionate
And outwardly belligerent
Those who manage to get close
Only experience indifference
 
Manufactured words
and constructed criticisms
Her weapons of choice
In her distorted idealisms
 
An emotional jig-saw
trying to piece herself together
If revelation comes
It will change like the weather
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

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  26 comments for “A Piece of Work

  1. February 8, 2019 at 2:02 am

    Excellent…

    • Christine Bolton
      February 8, 2019 at 8:20 am

      Thanks Dorinda 🙂

      • February 8, 2019 at 12:33 pm

        You’re welcome 🙂

  2. February 8, 2019 at 2:13 am

    Brilliantly written

    • Christine Bolton
      February 8, 2019 at 8:20 am

      Thanks Sadje 🙂

      • February 8, 2019 at 9:02 am

        You’re welcome 😊

  3. Petru J Viljoen
    February 8, 2019 at 3:40 am

    Kudos, expressing a vulnerability well.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 8, 2019 at 8:21 am

      Yes, the loud and obnoxious usually are vulnerable in some ares. Thanks for reading 🙂

  4. February 8, 2019 at 5:45 am

    i like the phrase emotional jigsaw, we are all made up of so many interlocking parts like a rubaiyat too sometimes!!

    • Christine Bolton
      February 8, 2019 at 8:23 am

      Thanks Gina. I love that phrase too. When we are off balance that is how it feels. 💕

  5. February 8, 2019 at 8:03 am

    I notice the inner crisis she faces, how to speak into the situation, how to speak to the provocateur.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 8, 2019 at 8:30 am

      Yes Paul, she does, doesn’t she? She is a lonely, troubled soul. Thanks for reading 💕🙂

      • February 8, 2019 at 9:19 am

        🙂 my pleasure.

  6. February 8, 2019 at 8:36 am

    Good observation in the first stanza. Briefly spoken, unkind words can leave a lifetime of memories.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 8, 2019 at 9:07 am

      Yes, I think we have all been a recipient of harsh words that never seem to leave us. Thanks for reading Frank 🙂

  7. February 8, 2019 at 11:26 am

    We all are a piece of work

    • Christine Bolton
      February 8, 2019 at 12:07 pm

      Yes, we can all be that way sometimes. Thanks so much for reading 💕

  8. February 8, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    Ahh, yes, known a few! Always made me wonder who I was going to see! Beautifully penned!
    xoxoxo

    • Christine Bolton
      February 8, 2019 at 4:04 pm

      I think she is a narcissist too 😞

  9. February 8, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    Better to remain silent.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 8, 2019 at 4:02 pm

      Yes I think she overpowers everyone 🤭

  10. February 8, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    She is quite a character. But I am happy she is finding herself.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 9, 2019 at 12:15 am

      🙂 Thanks Grace!!

  11. February 9, 2019 at 10:48 am

    This is wonderful! Your opening is so true… we should all take it to heart. I loved the line …
    An emotional jig-saw
    trying to piece herself together

  12. February 9, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    “Distorted idealism” ❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      February 9, 2019 at 5:10 pm

      Oh for sure! 🙂 Thanks for reading Ruth 💕

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