Each day I wake
not knowing what
to expect
Will today be
comforting or
There is no way to detect

I can sail
smooth seas
of love and tranquility
Be a recipient
of your devoted attention
and surprised
by your spontaneity

Or do we navigate a maelstrom
on this imperious
voyage to destruction
Unable to fathom
your thought process
I do drown in your rhetoric
of seduction

Anchored to your bitterness
Wishing for harmony but
sinking in your resentment
Feeling Icy fingers wrapped
around my heart
beguiled with the promise
of contentment

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

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  9 comments for “Maelstrom

  1. September 17, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    Love this! A great portrait of those kind of two sided relationships and that romantic pull… and some really beautiful phrases. Especially love: “we navigate a maelstrom/on this imperious/voyage to destruction” and “beguiled by the promise of contentment.”

    • Christine Bolton
      September 17, 2018 at 10:17 pm

      Thank you so much 😊 I’m happy you enjoyed it.

  2. September 17, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    i sense promises too often broken, a heart that loves but starting to crack, your poem speaks volumes and you have a very unique style of poetry

  3. September 17, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    Wow! Very good!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 17, 2018 at 3:29 pm

      Oh thank you so much! 🙂

      • September 17, 2018 at 4:14 pm

        You are very welcome, thanks for sharing.

  4. September 17, 2018 at 11:29 am

    Oh Christine! This really speaks to me. So poignant.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 17, 2018 at 11:40 am

      Thank you my dear friend. I think it would resonate with most of us. Nothing is easy when it comes to relationships 😐

      • September 17, 2018 at 11:59 am

        So true. Life is like that.

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