Risk and Reward

Risk and Reward

Please do not stand on ceremony
I just want to curl up and hide
No desire to see anyone today
My brain has been fried

This was a day
That should have been pure leisure
A time to connect and participate 
In each other’s pleasure

Instead we pummeled and punched
and rained on our own parade
Fighting, hurting and causing pain
Replaying the same old charade

Exhausted and spent
We go our separate ways
To heal and recover
And come back another day

Caught in the same trap
Of risk and reward
Kiss and make up
Add points on the scoreboard


Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©


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  12 comments for “Risk and Reward

  1. December 5, 2018 at 3:59 am

    sounds too exhausting to me … why do it!

    • Christine Bolton
      December 5, 2018 at 8:45 am

      Exactly ! But people do. They get caught up in the emotional trappings if relationships 😢

      • December 5, 2018 at 3:19 pm

        then wonder why they are never happy …. 🙁

      • Christine Bolton
        December 5, 2018 at 3:32 pm

        Relationships can be like an addiction for some 😢

      • December 5, 2018 at 3:33 pm

        a treadmill of same problem different pants 🙁

  2. December 4, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    Beautifully descriptive. Love it, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 5, 2018 at 12:12 am

      Thank you Hélène 💕

  3. December 4, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    Superbly done, I love this poem, kiss and make-up

    • Christine Bolton
      December 5, 2018 at 12:11 am

      Thank you my friend 💕🙂

  4. December 4, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    It’s so good. A vicious cycle, needs to be broken.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 5, 2018 at 12:11 am

      Yes! Many fall into that trap 😥

      • December 5, 2018 at 1:07 am

        It does no’s strong will.

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