Sitting on a bench
in the park
Anonymous and unseen
Her situation seemed stark
Reflecting on her life
What might have transpired
had she made better decisions
she would have what she required

Marginalized and alone
The people in her life had scattered
Choosing to follow their own path
She felt her world tattered
Her life orchestrated
by a bully of a husband
Allowing him to be her voice
Feeling completely bludgeoned

Here in her loneliness
Her soliloquy takes shape
Determined to cleanse and deterge
To find her escape
Her life belongs to her
and nobody other
She will finally break free
He will no longer smother


Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©


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  4 comments for “Reflection

  1. November 17, 2018 at 9:06 am

    There’s a beautiful sadness in this and triumph at the end. Enjoyed this. Nice job, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 17, 2018 at 11:27 am

      Thank you my friend 💕🙂

  2. November 16, 2018 at 8:29 am

    so hard to use the word soliloquy but you made it work so well here Christine, the effect from your words creates this symphony of feelings, the ebb and flow of emotions of finding herself.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 16, 2018 at 8:53 am

      Thank you Gina ❤️

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