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.
Quadrille #126 – Come “bother” up a poem | dVerse (dversepoets.com)
26 thoughts on “Quadrille Monday- d’Verse Poets Pub~ Dare To Define Yourself”
Great advice, and great take on the prompt.
Much appreciated, Ron. It’s a fun exercise!
A positive-advice filled poem. Love it!
Thanks, Mason. You’re too kind to me. 😉
Wow, Susan – this is such a positive, affirming poem!
Thank you for the encouragement.
I appreciate your comment, David. Wows are fun to get! Thanks.
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…
Oh yeah. I know! lol
I also agree with the others. Great advice in this piece.
Wonderfully wise! 💝💝 I especially love; “Reject unkind comments.” Yes, we must never let such things bring us down. 🙂
I appreciate your comment. Yes. What others think of us is none of our business. 😉
Sound advice: especially that second stanza. Such a simple solution and yet so few people seem to get it!
😀 We give other people way too much power in our lives. I agree.
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.
Thank you. Balance is hard for me too.
Yes. Balance, the key.
This is a beautiful quadrille … I love the message in it.
So pleased that you enjoyed it, Helen. Thank-you.
SO well said, in so few words. An excellent mantra, indeed.
Greatly appreciate your comment! Thanks. 😀
I am all with you on this… I think we followed similar paths in our poems
I am pleased! Thank-you.
Nice message and rhyme
Much appreciated. Thank you.
Good advice, brilliantly spoken. I really enjoyed reading it, thank you