The Gift they Keep on Giving





The Gift they Keep on Giving

Opinions are worth
what you have paid 
for them
Absolutely nothing
They are for the
sheer delight 
of the giver
The all-knowing
If I were you crowd
who really want
to control you
confuse you
tease you
and keep you
under their thumb
 
Wading through
their swamp of
I know what’s good
for you persuasions
and ironing out
the creases
of their
misguided logic
you make it to
the other side
None the wiser
for their
unwanted gifts
and decide
to ignore it all
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Opinion - Word of the Day
Tease - RDP
Iron - FOWC

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  19 comments for “The Gift they Keep on Giving

  1. May 12, 2020 at 11:04 am

    Amen. Well stated.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 12, 2020 at 12:13 pm

      Yes, thank you! I get so tired of it.

  2. May 12, 2020 at 11:38 am

    So well expressed, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 12, 2020 at 12:14 pm

      Thanks dear Punam 🙂💕

      • May 12, 2020 at 9:47 pm

        You are welcome dear. 💞

  3. May 12, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    Don’t let opinions drag you down. ..

    • Christine Bolton
      May 12, 2020 at 12:15 pm

      I wouldn’t mind if it is what film to watch or what color I should paint the kitchen, but for life altering decisions? Please! 🤣 LOL!

      • May 12, 2020 at 12:27 pm

        hahaha. well, you know, every has their “two cents!”

      • Christine Bolton
        May 12, 2020 at 2:30 pm

        Indeed they do. I probably do too LOL! 🤣

      • May 12, 2020 at 2:40 pm

        I’ll give you my two scents

  4. May 12, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    Very apt!

  5. May 12, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    Ah, opinions. So many, so worthless.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 13, 2020 at 7:08 pm

      Yep you get what you pay for … nothing!!

  6. May 12, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    I suppose that generally I take the opposite view. If people didn’t care about me at all they wouldn’t waste their time offering advice. So if someone gives me their opinion I weigh it and see if there’s something good in it for me. I’ve actually learned a lot that way. 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      May 13, 2020 at 8:26 am

      Oh yes indeed, there are many who will help and give you great advice which is welcome. I’m happy you don’t have too many busy bodies in your life! 🙂 They can be quite annoying. Thanks for reading Christine.

      • May 13, 2020 at 9:09 am

        Well, I’m a lot older — so maybe people have given up? 😉 But now that I think of it, there are people, myself included, who toss out random opinions about this or that — and later discover they didn’t have the whole picture before speaking. (blush)

      • Christine Bolton
        May 13, 2020 at 1:36 pm

        We are all guilty of it, aren’t we? LOL!

  7. May 13, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    Brilliant, Christine! Really Brilliant! Perfectly put!!
    Chuck
    xoxo 😊🌹

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