Quadrille Monday- d’Verse Poets Pub~ Dare To Define Yourself

It’s Quadrille Monday! Are you here to play?  
Just 44 words is all you have to say. 
Include a word we choose. Yep! that’s the game. 
Now, come and poem your way to Quadrille fame! 
The word is BOTHER.

Dare To Define Yourself

You’ll build a ‘safe space’,
It’s called self-esteem.
Pursue your own business,
Your life : Your dream.

Reject unkind comments.
Their problem. Who cares?
Don’t bother to focus
On others’ affairs.

Not here to force,
Belittle, or preach.
Keep seeking balance,
Define your own reach.

(44 words)
Quadrille #126 – Come “bother” up a poem | dVerse (dversepoets.com)

26 thoughts on “Quadrille Monday- d’Verse Poets Pub~ Dare To Define Yourself

  1. Ron Rowland 04/19/2021 / 4:28 pm

    Great advice, and great take on the prompt.

  2. ben Alexander 04/19/2021 / 5:28 pm

    Wow, Susan – this is such a positive, affirming poem!

    Thank you for the encouragement.


    • Susan St.Pierre 04/19/2021 / 5:31 pm

      I appreciate your comment, David. Wows are fun to get! Thanks.

  3. msjadeli 04/19/2021 / 5:32 pm

    The distractions can take their toll if you let them, so true! The ego seems to be the thing that loves to follow the toxic bread crumbs…

  4. Arcadia Maria 04/19/2021 / 8:23 pm

    I also agree with the others. Great advice in this piece.

  5. sanaarizvi 04/19/2021 / 9:49 pm

    Wonderfully wise! 💝💝 I especially love; “Reject unkind comments.” Yes, we must never let such things bring us down. 🙂

    • Susan St.Pierre 04/19/2021 / 9:54 pm

      I appreciate your comment. Yes. What others think of us is none of our business. 😉

  6. Ingrid 04/20/2021 / 3:31 am

    Sound advice: especially that second stanza. Such a simple solution and yet so few people seem to get it!

    • Susan St.Pierre 04/20/2021 / 7:32 am

      😀 We give other people way too much power in our lives. I agree.

  7. Dave Williams 04/20/2021 / 5:38 am

    Such a kind, thoughtful piece — especially that last stanza. Balance is slippery for me to achieve, but it’s really nice when I have it for a bit.

  8. Helen Dehner 04/20/2021 / 11:26 am

    This is a beautiful quadrille … I love the message in it.

  9. whimsygizmo 04/20/2021 / 2:08 pm

    SO well said, in so few words. An excellent mantra, indeed.

  10. The Lonely Recluse 04/21/2021 / 7:00 pm

    Good advice, brilliantly spoken. I really enjoyed reading it, thank you

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