Stop

Stop

Stop talking over my voice
I cannot be heard
 
Stop ignoring me 
When I speak
 
Stop repeating yourself
Over and over again
 
Stop complaining
About things long gone
 
Stop disrespecting
People who have done you no harm
 
Stop holding grudges
That will never leave your grasp
 
Stop sabotaging events
Because you see others happy
 
Stop destroying every relationship
You ever had
 
Stop expelling
People from your life
 
Stop feeding on the poison
Hoping the other person will die
 
Stop being a bastard
You weren’t born that way
 
Just stop

 
Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
All Rights Reserved

Bjorn is hosting D'Verse poets as their 10 Year Anniversary week
wraps up.  He has prompted us with "Chant" poetry.

Word Prompts

Word of the Day - Self
RDP - Expel

Image -  Pixabay 

  42 comments for “Stop

  1. July 18, 2021 at 8:45 pm

    Great writing

    • Christine Bolton
      July 20, 2021 at 11:19 am

      Thank you! Your comment was in my Spam so sorry for the delay in responding. I appreciate you stopping by ☺️🌺

      • July 20, 2021 at 11:30 am

        Oh no worries. You’re very welcome!

      • Christine Bolton
        July 20, 2021 at 11:53 am

        ☺️

  2. July 17, 2021 at 12:23 am

    some folks you just have to leave a wide path… and when you see them coming, hide behind a tree… in a completely different state. a very well expressed notion, well done.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 17, 2021 at 7:16 am

      Lol Phillip! Hide behind a tree … in another state . I’ll try that! Thanks so much ☺️

  3. July 16, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    Narcissist, borderline, or jerk? STOP already!!!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 16, 2021 at 6:50 pm

      All three Lynn 😧 Yes, stop already!

  4. sanaarizvi
    July 16, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    I absolutely love this, Christine! So raw, so evocative! I especially agree with; “Stop disrespecting people who have done you no harm.”💝💝

    • Christine Bolton
      July 16, 2021 at 6:49 pm

      Thank you Sanaa. This person, as you can imagine, takes no prisoners 😢

  5. July 16, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    A rant chant … doesn’t get any better than yours! Cheers.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 16, 2021 at 6:48 pm

      Oh perfect Helen. A Rank Chant!! Love it ☺️💕🌺

  6. July 16, 2021 at 1:07 pm

    These words are amazing. Well penned, love this!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 16, 2021 at 6:47 pm

      Thank you Aditi ☺️🌺

  7. July 16, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    Something’s got to give, if not all of it to be fair. Yes, Christine, we are given every opportunity to be nice and forgiving. A strong write but it is pushing to make good. Great!

    Hank

    • Christine Bolton
      July 16, 2021 at 6:47 pm

      Thank you Hank. I really appreciate it ☺️🌺

  8. Beverly Crawford
    July 16, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    There is indeed a story behind this chant and most likely a warehouse of hurt.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 16, 2021 at 6:46 pm

      Yes Bev. It’s a debilitating hurt 😔

  9. July 16, 2021 at 11:15 am

    I like it a lot… especially since I feel that the person is hurting himself even more than those he are hurting.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 16, 2021 at 6:44 pm

      Yes you are right! Thank you ☺️

  10. July 16, 2021 at 8:02 am

    Great chantlist, CB, nicely nailed by your final line.

    Please DON’T STOP posting these fine works.

  11. July 16, 2021 at 4:06 am

    ‘Stop feeding on the poison
    Hoping the other person will die

    Stop being a bastard
    You weren’t born that way’

    – This really resonates, Christine. Why do we insist on making emotional poison? I sometimes need to tell these words to myself.

    • July 16, 2021 at 8:13 am

      Yes you have a point there Ingrid. We are all guilty of that especially when we have been hurt. Maybe words to live and learn by 😢.

  12. July 16, 2021 at 12:15 am

    Just stop 🛑 I love it! So much being said in this short phrase

  13. July 16, 2021 at 12:12 am

    Strong words! A cry from the heart!

  14. July 15, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    This is very heartfelt.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 15, 2021 at 11:48 pm

      Thank you my dear. You’re right Sadje … straight from the heart 😕

      • July 16, 2021 at 1:20 am

        You’re welcome my friend

  15. July 15, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    Powerful voice – I love the refrain with the STOP!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 15, 2021 at 10:55 pm

      Thank you Grace ☺️💕

  16. July 15, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    Do we know the same person? :-() My sentiments exactly!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 15, 2021 at 9:41 pm

      Oh yes Crystal, definitely 🤦‍♀️😦

  17. July 15, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    Oh my Christine! Wham! Bam! Pow! Your chant hits hard!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 15, 2021 at 9:41 pm

      Can you tell I’ve reached my limit Rob 😦

  18. July 15, 2021 at 8:14 pm

    Yes just listen to Christine and stop. I would hope they do eventually. I love this as it says so much. Thanks for joining in 🙂 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      July 15, 2021 at 9:40 pm

      Thank you! I’m happy you liked it BB ☺️🌺

  19. July 15, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    Real talk! I hope they listen.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 15, 2021 at 7:19 pm

      Of course they won’t ! Thanks Lisa 🤦‍♀️

      • July 15, 2021 at 8:55 pm

        You’re welcome 🙂

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