Inside Out

Inside Out

I am on the outside
looking in
and do not like
what I see
You can be quite
a bitch I notice
Are you for real
or are you just me?
What is it with you
and this attitude?
Are you wishing
to self-destruct?
Get out of
your own way
Or do you just
want to obstruct?
Stand in my shoes
for a while
and get to know
how it can feel
You’re a piece 
of work
Leaving scars 
that may never heal
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Bjorn is hosting at D'Verse Poets tonight
and he has prompted us to change our
perspective in writing our poetry. I chose
to get outside of myself and look back at
me from a different perspective.

Image by AuraImbarus from Pixabay 

  19 comments for “Inside Out

  1. November 13, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    Wow! Hard to do.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 13, 2019 at 8:31 pm

      Yes, but sometimes necessary I think ☺️💕 Thanks for reading

  2. November 9, 2019 at 10:32 am

    Oh the shift from first to second person really worked well…

    • November 9, 2019 at 9:51 pm

      Yes thank you for a great prompt. It was interesting to step out of the box!

  3. November 8, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    Facing our hard truth…a necessary perspective, Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      November 8, 2019 at 8:39 pm

      Thanks Lynn ☺️💕

  4. November 8, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    I do think one needs to step back sometimes and evaluate the situation. The best way to move forward is to confront ones self

    • Christine Bolton
      November 8, 2019 at 8:40 pm

      Yes! I agree 🙂👍💕

  5. November 8, 2019 at 11:07 am

    This is really good! That’s what I need to do, get out of my own way. LOL!

    • Christine Bolton
      November 8, 2019 at 2:40 pm

      We all do sometimes! Lol 🤣

  6. November 8, 2019 at 3:31 am

    That’s a powerful piece of writing, Christine, and admire the way you were able to get outside of yourself, even be quite hard on yourself Poetry can be so cathartic.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 8, 2019 at 7:35 am

      Thanks Kim. I agree, it’s a powerful tool 🙂💕

  7. November 8, 2019 at 1:17 am

    “Get out of your own way”…I’ve heard that before. Sometimes when we’re in the middle of “it”, though, we don’t see that we’re in our own way…let alone how to get out of the way. Complicated creatures, we are…

    • Christine Bolton
      November 8, 2019 at 7:34 am

      Yes absolutely we certainly are! 🥰

      • November 8, 2019 at 6:19 pm


  8. November 8, 2019 at 1:00 am

    Yes, sometimes we need to see ourselves through the eyes of others. Great writing.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 8, 2019 at 7:33 am

      Thanks and yes, for sure!🥰

      • November 8, 2019 at 8:11 am

        You’re welcome Christine. 🥰

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