Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – “Wisdom”

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

― Eleanor Roosevelt

Today for Colleen and Ron’s Writer’s quote Wednesday writing challenge, we are given the theme of wisdom. I think the above quote is so relevant to me and many others. We are so quick to put ourselves down or downplay our achievements as we feel that others have done so much better, and therefore we could never match up. This is my take on it:

I know that I have a bit of a complex

It is probably because I am shy

I worry that people think I am standoffish

Because I stand silently by

At many a social occasion

When everyone’s chatting away

I am desperately trying

To think of something to say

I don’t live in a fancy residence

I don’t drive the trendiest car

I am not a brilliant genius

I feel that I am below par

But wait, who says I’m not worth it?

It is me that causes myself grief

I need to forget about others

And work on my own self-belief!

33 thoughts on “Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – “Wisdom”

  1. Judy! I loved your poem. It is so heartfelt, just like you are. I know just how you feel. I can be a social butterfly (for about an hour) and then I am done. LOL! I shut down. I guess my introvert takes over and kicks my extrovert OUT. I just try to be me… you and I would be in so much trouble if we lived close. 😉 Hugs to you! ❤

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  2. Funnily enough, I was writing about these kind of feelings in my last post. It took me a long time, but now I don’t care what they think. Be yourself – whoever that may be.

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      1. It’s a pleasure Judy. We all have our hidden self-doubts even all those amazing famous stars.
        Let me use the opportunity to invite you to the Bloggers brunch that I am hosting over the weekend Saturday – Sunday. I believe it will be fun to mingle with others. The invitation is titled, It’s Brunch Party Time. I will send one out again tomorrow. My regards.

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