The events of these recent days
A frightening mix that will abrase
happiness once there
A crushing blow
that dulls the glow
and emotions are laid bare

Abstract havoc in my head
Manifesting in explosive dread
Where is the opening?
A way outside
That can provide
My sanity is beckoning

Two heads in a collision
Distorting one’s vision
The direction has been lost
Communication inconsistent
An approximation insufficient
When stars have been crossed


Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©


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  12 comments for “Muddled

  1. October 25, 2018 at 4:40 am

    Really expressive – great poem!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 25, 2018 at 8:10 am

      Thanks Sam! 🙂 I’m happy you liked this poem

  2. October 24, 2018 at 10:41 pm

    Your words convey so much of pain Christine. I hope you are well.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 24, 2018 at 10:50 pm

      Oh thank you my friend. A couple of not so easy days but all is very well. You know how that goes ☺️

      • October 24, 2018 at 11:21 pm

        Yes, indeed and I am glad to know that. You are so welcome. 🙂

      • Christine Bolton
        October 25, 2018 at 8:12 am

        You are so sweet to care 💕

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  3. October 24, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    miscommunication or no communication can result in some bad outcomes, you explore this feeling so well Christine

    • Christine Bolton
      October 24, 2018 at 9:53 pm

      Thank you my friend Gina 🙂

  4. October 24, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Great use of the prompts … hoping this is fictional, it’s so realistic 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      October 24, 2018 at 5:09 pm

      Thanks Kate. Most of my writing is from experience but I take poetic license every now and again, particularly with regard to sex slavery and prostitution . They exist and I write about it for awareness 🙂

      • October 25, 2018 at 3:28 am

        good for you, great cause to advocate for 🙂

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