I wasn’t ready for what happened
Blindsided by your volcanic eruption
Spewing your discontent
Leaving me without an option
Again, I missed the trigger
You pulled it when I was unaware
I tried to salvage to no avail
Leaving the evening in disrepair

In a restaurant of all places
With family and friends present
Why did you come with such attitude?
Making the evening unpleasant
I should have known better
I fell into the same trap
My eyes out on the horizon
While my life turns to crap

I can only imagine
what everyone was thinking
He is such a piece of work
It’s no wonder she’s drinking
My dinner I cannot now digest
Feeling sick on the inside
This will escalate at home
and I can no longer abide

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©


Word Prompts:

Linda G Hill’s Stream of Consciousness – Digest




Photo by Dmitriy Ilkevich on Unsplash

  22 comments for “Blindside

  1. November 25, 2018 at 10:04 am

    Difficult situation.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 25, 2018 at 11:49 am

      Yes! How does one deal with that?

      • November 25, 2018 at 12:42 pm

        Good question.

      • November 25, 2018 at 12:45 pm

        I never know. My instinct is to walk away, but that’s not always doable.

      • Christine Bolton
        November 25, 2018 at 1:05 pm

        Yes, especially in company. You hide it, disguise it and end up paying for it 😢

  2. November 24, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    Just…wow. This is a strong piece, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 25, 2018 at 7:52 am

      Thanks Laura….🙂

  3. November 24, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    like the line, missed the trigger, just as she was feeling a little peace and balance and ordinary was going much too well. very good piece Christine, the story flows with the words.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 24, 2018 at 6:10 pm

      Yes, that is it exactly. You let down your guard and you get blindsided 😔

  4. Jami Carder
    November 24, 2018 at 5:43 pm


    • Christine Bolton
      November 24, 2018 at 6:10 pm

      Yes! Thanks for reading

  5. November 24, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    So well expressed. These scene makers are everywhere.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 24, 2018 at 2:27 pm

      Isn’t that the truth! 🙂

  6. November 24, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    sounds like toxic narcissist behavior. it never fails to amaze me that they don’t seem to care what those around witnessing it think, except for you. it’s all for your benefit, to make you feel like sh*t.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 24, 2018 at 12:53 pm

      Yep! You hit the nail on the proverbial head 😬

  7. November 24, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    I felt that poem. Hard. I have been there.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 24, 2018 at 12:19 pm

      Thanks my friend. 😢

      • November 24, 2018 at 12:24 pm

        You are welcome. ❤

      • Christine Bolton
        November 24, 2018 at 12:28 pm

        I think all of us have experienced it at some point in our lives.

  8. November 24, 2018 at 11:59 am

    So unpleasant and uncalled for!

    • Christine Bolton
      November 24, 2018 at 12:00 pm


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