Not Worth It

Not Worth It

She stood fearlessly
On the balcony wall
One more step
And she could end it all

Not that she would
She just wanted to scare
A brief moment of power
Silently saying a prayer

What is the point
of anything anymore
His hateful words
had cut her to the core

Time and again
she would acquiesce
Living with him
was like a game of chess

She always had to be
Two steps ahead
To know what was coming
Or fear to tread

This day was like
Just any other
She was only breathing air
But to him it was a bother

He was irritated as usual
With what she was doing
A fight ensued
It was always brewing

Emergency vehicle sirens
Sounding in the distance
Probably coming for her
To offer their assistance

Digging deep in her soul
Searching for serendipity
This is letting him win
She’d had an epiphany

Stepping down from the ledge
Her strength had returned
The power was hers
The tide had turned

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

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  11 comments for “Not Worth It

  1. October 16, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    A dazzling lyrical burst

    • Christine Bolton
      October 16, 2018 at 10:55 pm

      Thanks Tony! 🙂

  2. October 16, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    very healing words Christine – thank you

    • Christine Bolton
      October 16, 2018 at 8:12 pm

      🙂 Thank you Gina1

  3. October 16, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    Wow. She escaped. She freed herself. Love it.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 16, 2018 at 5:24 pm

      Thank you Ragazza! 🙂

  4. October 16, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    So very real Christine! I have a loved one in my family who is currently going through something similar. I’d like to share this with her.
    Thank you for your healing heart and words.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 16, 2018 at 1:03 pm

      Oh that’s wonderful Jordan. Anything can help when one us so troubled 😢

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  5. October 16, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    Such power. I am glad she got off the ledge.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 16, 2018 at 1:09 pm

      Me too! 😊 thanks for reading

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