Do Not Believe

Do not mistake my kindness-

For naivety.

Do not think my forgiveness-

Leads to my forgetting.

Do not think my mistakes-

Are for your gain.

Do not believe when I am gullible-

That I can not become wiser.

Do not trip me-

And think I will remain down.

Do not believe my reticence

Is cowardice.

Do not take my silence-

As believing.

Do not underestimate my intelligence-

Because of my need to question and ponder.

Do not think you have won-

Because you have landed a punch.

Do not think you have any power-

Due to any of my own failings.

Do not take from me-

And think you own my charity.

Do not mistake my anger-

For hate.

Do not thinkΒ your lack of faith in me-

Is any indication of my ability.

Do not think your opinion-

Is my rule.

Do not presume true-

Whatever you think of me.

 

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37 thoughts on “Do Not Believe

  1. yaogal says:

    Reading this felt like I was reading my own thoughts from someone else’s mouth. It’s so creepy and amazing at the same time.

  2. Beautifully said Colleen. ❀
    Diana xo

  3. Sad failings of the human psyche, the umptions! Presumption, assumption, misassumption, not having the gumption.

  4. A great statement on center assertiveness standing in the human condition. Really like this one. πŸ™‚

  5. bonniemarash says:

    I like this. It seems to be a declaration of self. It took me until my 50’s to traly find myself and now I am almost 68 and I am still finding more of me all the time.

  6. gypsy856 says:

    Um, I presume it is true that I think you’re amaze-balls!!!!! Like this my friend!

  7. Claiming space. Loved this.

  8. So nicely said, like it a lot! ❀

  9. Wow! Huge impact! Thanks for putting in words what I could not!

  10. ivors20 says:

    Your words have distinctly and distantly touched me, way down here in Geelong, Australia. Will be reading more of your words, thankyou.

  11. Incredible! May I reblog your post?

  12. reocochran says:

    This is how it should be expressed. Ditto for my feelings about presumptions! πŸ’

  13. Never underestimate the Chatter Master!!!!

  14. Debra says:

    I think this is incredible, Colleen. We need to keep these words close and use them for daily inspiration. Wow!

  15. Reblogged this on The Robin's Nest and commented:
    Colleen is someone who will touch your heart with all her writings and has a beautiful soul.

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