Wise Up

Wise Up

 When something isn’t right
it is a shoe that blisters the heel
So why do you put up with that
when you don’t like the way it feels?

If it makes you sad
and frightened to speak
Then it is wrong
and you are being weak

Doing the same thing
over and again
expecting a different result
Defines insanity - Amen!

When did you start to do stupid?
What have you become?
A shadow of you former self
Who are you hiding from?

Wise up girl
There is something amiss
Dump that loser
You are better than this

Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Mish is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight and
has prompted us with beautiful art by Beverly Dyer
I chose her painting of the Owl as it is a symbol of wisdom.
Sometimes we forget how wise we are, particularly
when we lose sight of ourselves.

  19 comments for “Wise Up

  1. September 5, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    this could be me! Beautiful Christine! xoxo

    • Christine Bolton
      September 5, 2019 at 9:28 pm

      Thank you so much. Many of us I fear Carol Anne 🙂

  2. September 5, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Excellent interpretation Christie, of this piece you chose of Beverly’s art. Wonderful choice! Owl’s project calm wisdom.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 5, 2019 at 9:29 pm

      Thanks Rob. The Owl was also my high school mascot! 🙂

  3. September 4, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    Much wisdom in the third stanza! It’s sad when we repeat, repeat without seeing another way to make a change.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 5, 2019 at 9:31 pm

      Thanks Misth. I really appreciate it 🙂💕

  4. September 4, 2019 at 11:45 am

    Nice line: “When did you start to do stupid?” I keep asking that about myself as well.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 4, 2019 at 12:19 pm

      🙂 As do I Frank!! Thanks for reading.

  5. Beverly Crawford
    September 4, 2019 at 10:31 am

    This could be a mantra for many women trapped in abusive relationships. Good write.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 4, 2019 at 11:56 am

      Thanks so much Beverly. 🙂💕 A good look in the mirror sometimes is all you need to put the focus back on you and what you have allowed yourself to become.

  6. September 4, 2019 at 10:21 am

    Yes, wise up indeed.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 4, 2019 at 12:21 pm

      Yes Paul 🙂 Thanks!

  7. September 4, 2019 at 1:01 am

    p.s. Including if that conversation is with the person in the mirror!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 4, 2019 at 11:59 am

      Yes Lisa! All of the above 🙂💕

      • September 4, 2019 at 12:23 pm


  8. September 4, 2019 at 1:00 am

    It’s tough talk but if you care for a person, they need to hear it.

  9. September 4, 2019 at 12:29 am

    Wise words! 🙂💞

    • Christine Bolton
      September 4, 2019 at 12:00 pm

      Thanks Punam 🙂💕

      • September 4, 2019 at 2:17 pm

        You are welcome. 🙂

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