I am me and not you

My life is my own

My body out of reach

Stay out of my zone

I am not your property

Even though you’re hopeful

I need to sequester myself

I fear I will be woeful


Even if I just take a snooze

It will be for the shortest time

If you look at the percentage

It is not out of line

Such a small part of my day

To take for myself

Please just imagine me

As if I’m on a shelf


I’m so weary from challenges

Peace and quiet is what I yearn

Let me rest alone

I promise you I will not spurn

Sometimes I give too much

You become complacent

A little time for myself

And you become impatient


Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©


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  8 comments for “Seclusion

  1. November 17, 2018 at 7:36 am

    Well said Christine. We all need to have time for ourselves.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 17, 2018 at 11:29 am

      Yes we do my dear 🙂

  2. November 16, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    it is so hard to say no and yest we must when we really need to. you put it so well Christine, like a little prayer for personal space.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 16, 2018 at 6:28 pm

      Thanks Gina. It is so important to find time for yourself even for just a short time. We all need to decompress 🙂💕

      • November 16, 2018 at 6:32 pm

        yes we do and I appreciate the advice in your poem to be good to ourselves especially at the hardest times.

  3. November 16, 2018 at 10:02 am

    Good! Setting boundaries and also including all the prompts! 😊

    • Christine Bolton
      November 16, 2018 at 12:56 pm

      Thank you! It came together quickly today 🙂💕

      • November 16, 2018 at 1:23 pm


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