Me

Me

I am wild
and boisterous
Fearless and fierce
I am me

I am adventurous
and curious
Gutsy and brave
I am me

I tow the line
and follow instructions
Respectful and dutiful
I am me

I am kind
and considerate
Thoughtful and benevolent
I am me

I care
and I love
Gentle and sweet
I am me

I write
and I create
Questioning and truthful
I am me

I argue
and fight
Cry and scream
I am me

I cause pain
and offend
Angry and indignant
I am human


Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

Grace is hosting D’Verse Poets tonight and has
prompted us with writing a poem in the the first
person narrative.  I am sharing a poem I wrote a couple of
years ago. 

  52 comments for “Me

  1. July 18, 2020 at 8:27 am

    fierce, warm and talented – you rock Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 18, 2020 at 11:15 am

      You know Gina, I wrote this in response to a Go Dog Go post you hosted a couple of years ago. You wanted to know your readers better and asked them to write about themselves. This was mine 🙂

      • July 18, 2020 at 11:32 am

        I do remember Christine and it’s still a most powerful poem to me.

      • Christine Bolton
        July 18, 2020 at 2:11 pm

        Thank you so much Gina. You are sweet 🙂🥰

  2. July 17, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    Hey! I am nearly human myself!!! what a coincidence!!! 😉 this is a nice rythmic list Christine luvs!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 18, 2020 at 11:17 am

      Thanks Lona! We all have to remind each other it’s ok to mess up from time to time because we are human 🥰

      • July 18, 2020 at 11:21 am

        🙂 luvs Christine, you are a fine hooman!

      • Christine Bolton
        July 18, 2020 at 2:11 pm

        Lol 😂 Thanks Lona!

  3. July 17, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    absolutely love this, and your conclusion made me smile … we are still human!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 17, 2020 at 7:39 pm

      Thanks Kate 😊 indeed we are and imperfect

      • July 17, 2020 at 7:41 pm

        but still trying our best!

      • Christine Bolton
        July 17, 2020 at 7:42 pm

        😊 Some days are easier than others right?

      • July 17, 2020 at 9:18 pm

        lol for sure! Keep smiling … 🙂

  4. July 17, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    We all contain many ways of being in the world. (K)

    • Christine Bolton
      July 17, 2020 at 7:38 pm

      Yes so true. Hopefully we respect the differences. Not always easy but necessary ☺️

  5. July 17, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    “I am human” Brava! You did not hesitate to touch on what is often unspoken. Who is perfect? I know I am not.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 17, 2020 at 4:17 pm

      Thanks Ken. It’s all true! 🙂 None of us is perfect.

  6. July 17, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    And in affirming our feelings, we affirm ourselves B)

    • Christine Bolton
      July 17, 2020 at 1:19 pm

      Yes!…and I think we’re ok 🙂 Warts and all 🤣

      • July 17, 2020 at 1:21 pm

        🤣🤣🤣

  7. Beverly Crawford
    July 17, 2020 at 10:31 am

    I love the acceptance in the last stanza. Healthy acknowledgement of good traits and human traits!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 17, 2020 at 1:16 pm

      Thanks Beverly. It describes all of us ☺️

  8. July 17, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Love the honesty in this

    • Christine Bolton
      July 17, 2020 at 1:18 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂 Honesty is the best policy

  9. July 17, 2020 at 8:43 am

    Nice switch-up on the final line; sums it all up beautifully. Salute!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 17, 2020 at 1:21 pm

      Thanks a lot Ron 🙂 I appreciate it very much.

  10. July 17, 2020 at 6:23 am

    That’s the problem with being asleep in the UK while poets in other parts of the world are awake – they say the things I would like to say before me! I agree with Glenn about the twist at the end and the interesting rhyme schemes, and with Brian, that the repetition of the end line and the abrupt change in the last it makes it stand out. I also like the various layers of personality. Humans are multi-faceted, and they make mistakes. Sadly, not all humans are happy to admit that.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 17, 2020 at 1:22 pm

      Thanks so much Kim. You are always very kind and supportive and I appreciate it so much. I missed the first two challenges this week 😕 I’m happy the pub is back!

  11. July 17, 2020 at 1:47 am

    So beautifully expressed, dear Christine! This is the Christine I have come to know through her writings. 🥰

    • Christine Bolton
      July 17, 2020 at 7:35 pm

      You’re so sweet my dear friend 🥰

  12. July 16, 2020 at 11:46 pm

    Well written by a strong woman.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 17, 2020 at 12:06 am

      Thanks so much Darnell. ☺️💕

  13. July 16, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    That is a beautiful description of you! You would make a great friend !
    Dwight

    • Christine Bolton
      July 17, 2020 at 12:04 am

      Aww, thanks Dwight. I AM your friend 🙂

      • July 17, 2020 at 9:16 am

        Thank you… I appreciate that! :>)

      • Christine Bolton
        July 17, 2020 at 1:16 pm

        ☺️

  14. July 16, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    Yes, I love that final line, I am human. And that means acceptance of all our imperfections.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 16, 2020 at 7:46 pm

      Thanks Grace. I enjoyed your prompt and the works you shared today ☺️

  15. Sherry Marr
    July 16, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    A wonderful self-portrait.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 18, 2020 at 11:50 pm

      Thank you Sherry 🥰 I just found your kind comment in my spam box, so sorry for the delayed response.

  16. July 16, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    Christine, I can imagine this being set to music. There is a definite lyrical quality to it. Nicely done!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 16, 2020 at 7:44 pm

      That sounds like a good idea! Thanks so much Lisa ☺️

  17. July 16, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    Powerful, beautiful, and most of all, honest. As Brian said, are we truly human if we do not err? We are complex, we can love, we can hate, we can be nice too. Such an evocatively beautiful piece that connects to the heart of the readers. Amazing, impactful writing. There is so much to this poem, I really enjoyed reading it.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 16, 2020 at 7:44 pm

      Thank you so much Lucy. 🥰 Yes we are all basically good but flawed varying in degree. If we cannot see ourselves as we truly are then we are sociopaths! 😳

  18. July 16, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    ha. if i have not offended someone today, I am probably not human. our reckless independence tends to step all over each other. I like the repetition of the end line and the abrupt change in the last because it makes it stand out. i like the various layers of personality throughout each stanza, some contrasting because we can. knowing ourselves, who we are, and perhaps who we are not, is very important.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 16, 2020 at 7:39 pm

      Thank you Brian. I do know that what I have written applies to just about everyone. There is goodness in all of us but we are only human ☺️

  19. July 16, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    This is a brilliant reflection of human spirit.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 16, 2020 at 7:38 pm

      Thank you. I am always honest 🥰

      • July 16, 2020 at 7:53 pm

        You’re welcome my friend! Yes you are.

  20. July 16, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    You certainly are, and as readers we’re glad for it. A nice twist at the end, and interesting rhyme schemes.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 16, 2020 at 7:37 pm

      You are too kind, thank you Glenn! Much appreciated ☺️

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