Get Away

Get Away

She became the tired recipient
of his irrational behavior
He’s up, then he’s down
A relationship doomed to failure

Tolerance wearing thin
Her desire to please had waned
She had to get away
and no longer be restrained

Enough is enough
Her dedication there no longer
What won’t kill you
makes you stronger

Not wanting to drink poison
for him this day
She swore to leave
and him she would betray

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Reena’s Weekly Exploration Challenge Week #58


  1. Whiner
  2. Patience personified
  3. Pessimist
  4. Testing Times
  5. Doer
  6. Jilted Lover
  7. Circumstantial
  8. Devoted

Reena asked us to pick a minimum of two keywords from the above list and weave a story/poem around them, without using them.  The onus of identifying the keywords is on the writer by using them as a theme or a personality.

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  12 comments for “Get Away

  1. Christine Bolton
    October 20, 2018 at 8:25 am

    As do yours my friend 🙂💕. Thank you always

  2. October 19, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    The onus is always on the woman to make it work. You have put it across so achingly. Wow Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 19, 2018 at 2:02 pm

      We are the born pleasers aren’t we? I’m not like it so much any more but it’s still out there and many are trapped. Thank you for reading Punam 😊💕

      • October 19, 2018 at 2:25 pm

        Yes, probably girls will have to be brought up differently!
        It is always a pleasure to read your words. 😊💕

      • Christine Bolton
        October 19, 2018 at 4:01 pm

        It’s nice that you read them and comment. It means a lot to me Punam 🙂

      • October 19, 2018 at 11:56 pm

        Aww Christine! Believe me I feel the same and I love reading your posts, they strike a chord somewhere. 🤗💕

  3. October 19, 2018 at 2:25 am

    You have said it : get away. The woman is stronger now. Thanks for sharing

  4. October 19, 2018 at 12:51 am

    i think your first line says it so well and sets the tome of the poem, the tiredness, of always being available, when his needs have to be met not hers, that’s the irrational behavior i detest – really taking someone for granted – a very heartfelt poem Christine

  5. October 18, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    Relationships are seeing a tough time. Commitment is a thing of the past. Misogynists start their journey by posing as a feminist to attract women. I see relationships in a transitional phase, like a car you own – it takes you one place to another, but outlives its utility at one point. A better version could be a house you rent and get comfortable in for a long time. But …

    • Christine Bolton
      October 18, 2018 at 10:22 pm

      Yes I do think you have point. It certainly seems that way Re-enacts. I’m always sad to see the way women are continued to be treated, as if they are property. What century are we in?

      • October 18, 2018 at 11:34 pm

        It makes me think – it never really changed, just acquired decent covers.

      • Christine Bolton
        October 18, 2018 at 11:43 pm

        It’s very sad 😢

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