Wednesday, September 27, 2017


Midweek Motif  challenge topic this week
Is “Rise Up”.  Pause for thought.
Submitted to Poets United
September 27, 2017

Sometimes in order to rise up
We need a dose of wise up
There are lessons to be learned

From trials and tribulations
The spiteful confabulations
And good intentions spurned

Were it not for times of trial
We’d be lost in self denial
When the good times have returned.

Lord,  send me a reminder
To remember to be kinder
And be grateful for the many lessons learned.


  1. There's a lot of truth in this Bev. I hope your reminder isn't too sharp.

  2. What an inspirational great poem with lots of wisdom

  3. So very true Beverly! I love the flow and rhyme in this and especially the message!

  4. Luv your wise words Bev. Happy you dropped in to read mine

    much love...

  5. Wise words from a wise woman. Great poem.

  6. "Sometimes in order to rise up
    We need a dose of wise up".....This is so true Bev. And also to remember to be kind.

  7. A wholehearted prayer, Bev. Love the flow and rhyme too.

  8. What a beautiful poem this is with an excellent rhyming rhythm.

  9. And what about the lessons to be learned? Are we to be thankful for them in advance? (Kind of a tall order, if you ask me, which no one did!)

  10. Ah - this is one of my favorites of your poems. I like the connection between rising up and wising up. And indeed we each need a reminder to be kinder. Very wise words!