In The Long Run

In the Long Run

Like kissing a train
Going down the tracks
Or catching a falling knife
So is the world with you
Danger wherever I look
Sometimes in fear for my life

Jump on the bandwagon 
Or continue to boredom
What is life if not lived?
Dull and predictable
Lonely and missing
Better to be alive than dead

Your energy inspiring
Exciting and contagious 
A miracle in the making
Getting into character
Each day is live theater
A slice of life for the taking

Adrenalin junkie
I’m not sure that I am 
Just a need to be at your side
No matter the weather
We are better together
I’m along for the ride

Flying up to the high
Hanging on to your coat tails
And turning on a dime
Sharing your crazy world
Better or worse
Leaving would be a crime


Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©


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  12 comments for “In The Long Run

  1. December 5, 2018 at 4:07 pm


    • Christine Bolton
      December 5, 2018 at 6:30 pm

      Thank you Jae-lyn …. you’re so kind 🙂💕

      • December 5, 2018 at 6:38 pm

        You’re most welcome. ☺

  2. December 5, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    This is quite good. Love the tension.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 5, 2018 at 4:05 pm

      Thanks Johnny. Glad you liked it 🙂

  3. December 5, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Great poem. Could apply this to so many life settings.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 5, 2018 at 4:06 pm

      Yes! Thanks for reading 🙂💕

  4. December 5, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Always a fascinating read when I visit your blog Christine. Your poem speaks of emotions that I recognize but you put it into words and express it all so clearly.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 5, 2018 at 4:08 pm

      Thank you Hélène 🙂💕 I appreciate your kind words

      • December 5, 2018 at 4:52 pm

        You are welcome Christine.

  5. December 5, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    Christine, I really do love this poem. You’ve got such great imagery and the conflict between the speaker’s emotions is clear and evident throughout.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 5, 2018 at 4:09 pm

      Thank you so much. I really appreciate the feedback 💕🙂

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