Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

Sitting on the porch
My mood is blue
Staring at the moon
wondering what to do
You took umbrage
at what was said
now I’m alone
and full of dread

Sentences interrupted
Before I am finished
As you cut me off
My worth diminished
Your dialogue of
liquid adjectives
drenching me
in endless narratives

My brightness of color
Diluted by your fury
Vivid purple now a faded blue
You are my judge and jury
Masked in black
Solemn and severe
Passing sentence
With an expression austere

Our pieces don’t seem
To fit anymore
No matter which way
they scratch and claw
Throw me a bone
is all I ask
Why must you work me
like a task

My mouth feels gagged
I fear to speak
Whatever has happened
I am now so meek
The fight has left me
I want only some peace
Make up or break up
and let this cease

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

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OctPoWriMo – Poem a Day #27 – What Color Is It

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  11 comments for “Out of the Blue

  1. October 28, 2018 at 6:57 am

    Wow, what an accurate description of interpersonal miss understanding.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 28, 2018 at 8:42 am

      Thanks Sadje …. I might be an expert! Lol 🙂

  2. October 28, 2018 at 5:40 am

    the liquid adjectives – yes they do drench – i love how you incorporated that

    • Christine Bolton
      October 28, 2018 at 8:44 am

      Thank you so much 🙂💕

  3. Christine Bolton
    October 27, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    Aww, thank you so much Sadje 🙂

  4. October 27, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    Congratulations, I have nominated you for the Liebster award. Please check out my latest post. 😊

  5. October 27, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    A passionate plea and powerfully done…. hmmm…. a song….

    • Christine Bolton
      October 27, 2018 at 11:04 pm

      Oh I love this song Ivor. Thanks you! It was from Leonard Cohen’s final album 😢
      He was such a beautiful poet. I loved him for years.

      • October 27, 2018 at 11:15 pm

        Yes it’s a great poem and song. I’ve been a lifelong fan of Leonard Cohen, and he’s the biggest influence of my writings, and his words and music have spiritually helped me survive the toughest of times during my life.

  6. October 27, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    ideas from a book i read: it takes a long campaign to bend steel. i like the way you incorporated color into this!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 27, 2018 at 6:38 pm

      I like that statement! It sure does. I already had the word blue in the poem before I saw today’s prompt of color. Lucky I think 🤔

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