The sky was dappled 
Like a Monet masterpiece 
The characters in her world
She wished to release
The noises in her head
Just would not cease
She had not been ready
When her world came crashing down
Leaving her hurt and confused
Betrayed by that clown
Stripped of her confidence
Shunned by the town
Wandering to the water’s edge
She found her magical place
On the river bank under the tree
Where she would find grace
Fumbling with her feelings
She practiced her poker face
Her determination her cynosure 
She returned to her home
Rifling through his things
with a fine-tooth comb
she found the evidence
in a cup of Styrofoam
There it was in plain sight
A locket for his lover
Bearing his and her initials
What a thing to discover
Outraged she knew what to do
She would blow his cover
Quickly she packed his bags
dumping them outside
the locksmith came
She felt fortified
He came a-knocking at the door
Not at home, she replied
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

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  10 comments for “Cheater

  1. December 14, 2018 at 11:45 am

    Been there…my reaction wasn’t quite as satisfying.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 14, 2018 at 12:20 pm

      Nor mine! 😬

  2. December 14, 2018 at 8:10 am

    Rut-ro!!! Well done!

  3. December 14, 2018 at 12:41 am

    Done a great job with this one. Serves him right.

  4. December 13, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    Beautiful, Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      December 13, 2018 at 9:52 pm

      Thank you…I was worried it was a bit of a mess 😔

      • December 13, 2018 at 9:52 pm

        No, it is not. It’s very beautiful!

      • Christine Bolton
        December 13, 2018 at 9:54 pm

        Oh you’re too kind my dear friend. 💕 Tricky prompts to pull everything together.

      • December 13, 2018 at 9:55 pm

        You did it 💕

      • Christine Bolton
        December 13, 2018 at 10:41 pm


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