Broken Dreams

Broken Dreams

Once upon a time
when you were my lover
we used to live in our world
of magical fantasy with
new experiences to discover

Fearless and free
We sailed the seven seas
Swimming in oceans
Enduring blizzards
And climbing trees

Our dreams were endless
and energy unbounded
A magical pair
Living in enchantment
Any negativity unfounded

Was it then prophetic
that you went away?
You became my former lover
Our lives modified
No longer here to stay

I fascinated you no longer
The spell was broken
In a New York minute
My hopes and wishes dashed
Another word never spoken


Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing

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  13 comments for “Broken Dreams

  1. October 19, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    Ah! How things change ‘in a New York minute’! It is so difficult to get over it. Poignantly portrayed.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 19, 2018 at 4:00 pm

      Thank you so much! 🙂❤️ You’re so kind

      • October 19, 2018 at 11:43 pm

        You are welcome dear. 😊💕

  2. Em
    October 18, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    oh, how fast life changes

    • Christine Bolton
      October 18, 2018 at 7:22 pm

      In a New York minute!

  3. October 18, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    my heart cries and sings with this one!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 18, 2018 at 7:24 pm

      Thank you for reading it Gina. That’s life sometimes, sadly 😢

      • October 18, 2018 at 8:42 pm

        it is Christine and we have to weather that storm, through words and healing poetry just like what you have created here so beautifully

      • Christine Bolton
        October 18, 2018 at 9:47 pm

        Thank you Gina 💕

  4. October 18, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    The wistfulness really comes through the lines. Well done.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 18, 2018 at 4:59 pm

      Thank you! I really appreciate it 🙂

  5. October 18, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    I absolutely love the phrase ‘In a New York minute’. So descriptive and so evocative!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 18, 2018 at 4:33 pm

      Thank you! It just seemed more appropriate than “in a heartbeat” 🙂

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