Your words are
fireworks in my mind
Exciting and scintillating
Lying and devious
Manipulative yet sincere
You’re a word jockey, one of a kind

Declarations stroking me
Like a feather
Tantalizing and erotic
Sweet and sensual
Sometimes reticent
Changing like the weather

I’m confused by you
But I yearn for happiness
I like the way it feels
You are believable
I have no doubt
It is just your cockiness

Fooling myself
Ignoring the flashing beacon
Living in a fairy tale
Of my own making
Blinded by you charm
Allowing myself to weaken

You shower me with your whispers
Falling on me like autumn foliage
But between the floating leaves
I can see you with her
Is a comeback possible for me
Or am I now your spoilage


Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

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  13 comments for “Words

  1. October 4, 2018 at 10:03 am

    It happens to the best of us because we want to believe. Brilliant poem and well expressed.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 4, 2018 at 10:48 am

      Thank you for your support 🙂 You are so kind with your feedback

  2. paeansunplugged
    October 4, 2018 at 7:47 am

    Ah, so much of truth in your words Christine! We all are suckers for words. Good use of prompts.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 4, 2018 at 10:49 am

      Thank you Punam 😊💕

      • October 4, 2018 at 1:40 pm

        You are so welcome dear. ❤️

  3. October 3, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    Beautiful poem Christine. We are all vulnerable, makes us get up and try again

    • Christine Bolton
      October 3, 2018 at 11:53 pm

      Oh yes, it certainly does 🙂

  4. October 3, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    I feel I fall for words too and then get upset with myself for being so vulnerable. every line holds a lot of truth.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 3, 2018 at 9:04 pm

      We have all been there Gina 😢

      • October 3, 2018 at 9:42 pm

        yes, trying to not keep on repeating these silly mistakes huh Christine?! 🤗

      • Christine Bolton
        October 3, 2018 at 10:20 pm

        Oh my gosh, I spent years making the same mistakes. I think I finally figured it out … maybe 🙂

      • October 3, 2018 at 10:55 pm

        ❤🌺 I am so old yet I haven’t…lol!

      • Christine Bolton
        October 3, 2018 at 11:02 pm

        Maybe we will never get it right, but at least we try! 🙂👍

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