Obsessive I know I am
Compulsive, perhaps
I happen to give a damn
as things might collapse
Order is important to me
so I can maintain control
All where it’s supposed to be
then its perfection I can extoll 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Laura is hosting Poetics tonight at D'Verse
and shared with us some beautiful poems by
Eliabeth Jennings who has a very clear and
direct style of writing.  So Laura has prompted
us with the word "Order" to be used as a noun.

Image by Erro Fleck from Pixabay 

  15 comments for “OCD

  1. June 26, 2020 at 5:49 am

    I can relate to this. But for me OCD was a nightmare. Glad I am recovering now😊

    • Christine Bolton
      June 26, 2020 at 8:44 am

      I’m happy to hear that 🙂 Thanks for reading!

  2. April 16, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    Maybe some level of OCD is a good thing… (maybe it’s the order in disorder that is needed)

    • Christine Bolton
      April 16, 2020 at 9:55 pm

      Yes, you’re probably right about that Bjorn 🙂👍

  3. April 15, 2020 at 6:19 am

    ah so this prompt touched you to the quick Christine – thank you for being so open and for finding the rhymes – perhaps/collapse a good pairing and together they combine into the anxiety that prompts compulsions!

    • Christine Bolton
      April 15, 2020 at 11:23 am

      Yes I think you have that right Laura!! 🙂

  4. April 15, 2020 at 12:05 am

    Good one. OCD is good, as long as you’re in charge.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 15, 2020 at 11:27 am

      Haha! Yes indeed 🤣

      • April 15, 2020 at 11:37 am


  5. April 14, 2020 at 11:41 pm

    Nice lines describing why some prefer order: “I happen to give a damn
    as things might collapse”

    • Christine Bolton
      April 15, 2020 at 11:28 am

      Thank you Frank 🙂

  6. April 14, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    Not quite OCD…but I do love the benefit of order. I can sleep better on that.
    Another good one Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 14, 2020 at 10:54 pm

      Oh thank you Darnell! You’re so kind 🙂

  7. April 14, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    I hear you, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 14, 2020 at 9:40 pm

      You too Lisa? 🤣

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