We laugh and cry
Smile and frown
Usually together
We slip and slide
Soar and fall
Whatever the weather

Now your thoughts toxic
covering your heart
in a dark shadow
I hold a lantern
looking for some light
or an afterglow

Impressionable images
Clouding your brain
and misguiding
Festering memories
rearing their heads
and dividing

What comes out
is caustic and poisonous
Harming those in your path
Patiently I wait
until it is all spent
While shielding from your wrath


Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ยฉ

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  12 comments for “Toxic

  1. October 27, 2018 at 5:54 am

    there is someone that holds me very tight and close when i get so toxic and destructive to my own self, we should all have someone like that, i hope i read it right and you are such a person too Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 27, 2018 at 8:14 am

      Yes Gina, you read it right. Observing toxicity in another will make you want to contain any that you might harbor. It is very sad to observe and we can see that we are all capable of doing the same ๐Ÿ’•

      • October 27, 2018 at 8:52 am

        so true Christine, this hit a nerve with me. it is so easy to give in to negativity

  2. October 26, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    Excellent Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 26, 2018 at 4:46 pm

      Thank you! Iโ€™ve been getting g a bit dark lately ๐Ÿ˜ Have to start brightening up my poetry! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‘

      • October 26, 2018 at 7:50 pm

        Well, you do dark well and I am sure your bright ones will surely be as beautiful. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’•

    • Christine Bolton
      October 26, 2018 at 5:23 pm

      Iโ€™ve been a little dark lately donโ€™t you think? ๐Ÿ˜• Maybe I should lighten it up!

      • October 26, 2018 at 7:51 pm

        Not a bad idea! ๐Ÿ˜Š

      • Christine Bolton
        October 26, 2018 at 7:52 pm

        Sorry, I lost internet connection for a while and wasn’t sure my messages went through.

      • October 26, 2018 at 7:56 pm

        No worries Christine. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. October 26, 2018 at 11:25 am

    Oh boy, perfect timing. I had to make a choice yesterday and I chose no toxicity! If one cannot reason and spews then onward.๐Ÿ’—

    • Christine Bolton
      October 26, 2018 at 11:43 am

      Oh good choice Jordy…..๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ’•

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