Rise Above

Above: aยทbove, adv. On high; overhead: the clouds above. In heaven; heavenward. In or to a higher rank or position: the ranks of major and above. Superior to in rank, position, or number; greater than: put principles above expediency. Idiom: above all, over and above all other factors or considerations: Above all, tell the truth. (Free Dictionary)

Rise Above

I like to please.
Get knocked down easily.
Take thing personally.
Cry sometimes.

Always seeking approval.
Need to be needed,
Busy and useful.

Harsh words out of nowhere hurt me.
Make me doubt,
Mistrust myself.

Looking for reassurance.
Empathy and support.
But eyes roll and tongues wag,
Am an irritation.

Love to be liked.
Like to be loved.
Try my best, but,
Knocked down again.

Rise above, pain no more.
Move on.
Surround myself with loveliness,
kindness, honesty and openness.

Rise above it all.
And let it go.

Prose for Thought

20 Comments on Rise Above

  1. gdalexander
    May 16, 2013 at 7:29 am (10 years ago)

    Great poem; thanks for sharing this! I have followed you and will return to read more

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  2. emilytealady
    May 16, 2013 at 7:42 am (10 years ago)

    sums up How I feel much of the time! Need to learn not to worry about what other people think so much. Sometimes we need to please ourselves not everyone else x

    • InstinctiveMum
      May 16, 2013 at 7:45 am (10 years ago)

      Yes! Such wise words! Thank you for reading x

  3. judithkingston
    May 16, 2013 at 8:57 am (10 years ago)

    It’s very hard not to care what people think – rise above, as you say!

  4. Sarah MumofThree World
    May 16, 2013 at 11:36 am (10 years ago)

    What a lovely poem. Horrible to feel like this, but great to rise above and move on.

    • InstinctiveMum
      May 16, 2013 at 12:52 pm (10 years ago)

      It is quite a lovely feeling to let things go, it’s hard to do, but worth it!

  5. dragonsflypoppy
    May 16, 2013 at 12:42 pm (10 years ago)

    Good for you – rise above it. And know that you have your gangsta-crew here if anyone messes again ๐Ÿ™‚
    Beautiful words, that I’m sure many could relate to xx

    • InstinctiveMum
      May 16, 2013 at 12:53 pm (10 years ago)

      Oh my word I love my gangsta-crew! I’m not gonna rise above again I’ll just send you lot round lol! ๐Ÿ˜‰ #jokingobviously

  6. Stephanie
    May 16, 2013 at 1:03 pm (10 years ago)

    I can relate to this! Have always been too much of a people pleaser. I am learning to invest in the people who invest in me and forget the rest.

    • InstinctiveMum
      May 16, 2013 at 1:18 pm (10 years ago)

      Wow, that will be my new mantra ‘invest in people who invest in me’ Just wonderful! Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Helen Braid
    May 16, 2013 at 5:02 pm (10 years ago)

    I can relate to this – I’m a total people pleaser and take everything to heart. I’m getting slightly better as I get older but not that much! Lovely words once again x

    • InstinctiveMum
      May 17, 2013 at 9:18 am (10 years ago)

      It’s so hard not to care though isn’t it! Thank you for reading as always x

  8. Verily Victoria Vocalises
    May 16, 2013 at 5:23 pm (10 years ago)

    Oh my gosh, it was as if I had written these words myself – I am exactly like you!! What a fabulous poem. I love your new look blog too – so clean and fresh, fab! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for linking to Prose for Thought xx

    • InstinctiveMum
      May 17, 2013 at 9:22 am (10 years ago)

      Thank you! I’m trying not to be affected by what other people say/do so much, but it is so hard! x

  9. Emma Day (crazywithtwins)
    May 17, 2013 at 6:00 pm (10 years ago)

    This reminds me of something I wrote when I was younger and in a difficult emotional place. I love how raw this poem is. Thankyou for sharing it on Wednesday Words.

    Incidentally, my daughters name means “to rise up”. I naively hope that means she wont face feelings like this.

    Sending hugs xx

    • InstinctiveMum
      May 20, 2013 at 8:00 am (10 years ago)

      Oh I hope your daughter never has to face feeling like this as well, am trying to teach mine the art of rising above. Xx

  10. Laura Huggins
    May 22, 2013 at 9:28 am (10 years ago)

    I love this! So powerfully written. I can relate to this so much!

    Thank for joining the weekend blog hop. Hope to see you again this week.

    Laura x x x

    • InstinctiveMum
      May 23, 2013 at 8:14 pm (10 years ago)

      Thank you, and yes I shall most definitely link up again this week! ๐Ÿ˜‰


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