Shedding Skin

Shedding Skin

Once upon my being
I wished my life be freeing
From the ties that bind
Happiness held in escrow
Lost in someone’s shadow
Living a life so unkind

On the outside looking in
All you see is a shiny ring
Promises eventually shattered
Emotions begin ricocheting
and tempers escalating
A marriage becomes tattered

What was once excitement
Is sadly no longer vibrant
A relationship ugly and spiteful
Each partner throwing shade
Decisions need to be made
Whose testament is rightful

The battle exhausting
Divorce unrewarding
I carry myself with grace
Hope has diminished
My journey unfinished
I disappear without a trace


Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

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  16 comments for “Shedding Skin

  1. October 15, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    There is so much passion in your poetry. It is inspiring and touching to read your poems.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 15, 2018 at 12:42 pm

      Helene, thank you so very much. You are most kind with your words and I appreciate it.

      • October 15, 2018 at 2:46 pm

        No matter how many times I click on your Follow buttons it never works. I have tried for 2 weeks now. Are you getting followers recently? It does not work for me. sigh.

      • Christine Bolton
        October 15, 2018 at 3:44 pm

        Yes it works. Are you using iPhone?

      • October 15, 2018 at 6:42 pm

        No, Windows PC and iPad.

      • Christine Bolton
        October 15, 2018 at 6:51 pm

        I can ask WP why you can’t and let you know. I read it was a problem for some others but no one ever said they couldn’t follow me. Do you have the online help with WP? I do so I’ll ask and let you know 😊

      • Christine Bolton
        October 15, 2018 at 6:53 pm


      • October 15, 2018 at 6:54 pm

        I click on everything that says Follow on your site… did you get a follow from me at all?

      • Christine Bolton
        October 15, 2018 at 7:03 pm

        I thought I did a couple of weeks ago. Let me look and I’ll let you know

      • Christine Bolton
        October 15, 2018 at 7:16 pm

        What’s your username? I have WP online

      • October 15, 2018 at 7:23 pm
      • Christine Bolton
        October 15, 2018 at 7:27 pm

        I just sent an invitation! Hopefully that will do the trick 🙂

      • October 15, 2018 at 7:41 pm

        I wonder if others are also having problems. OH well, it is probably something that will pass with WP. going to check my mail now.

      • October 15, 2018 at 7:43 pm

        It worked, thank for the invite.❤

      • Christine Bolton
        October 15, 2018 at 8:39 pm

        Oh great! I didn’t know I could do that 🙂. Thanks for letting me know Helene and thank you for following me 🙂

      • October 15, 2018 at 9:56 pm

        Finally made it. Thanks for the help and the invite.

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