In Denial

In Denial

I am living in denial
An island in a sea of fear
Immune from pain
Where no one can hear
the voices always in my head
Sometimes wishing 
for a different feeling
and one not of dread
Too frightened to face
what I perceive as inevitable
What we once had
is now possibly irrevocable
How I wish to go back
to the state of happiness
When you loved me
and wrapped me in tenderness
For now I will remain
Neither here nor there
Persistent in this haven 
Out of the cruel glare
Praying for an outcome
That I can withstand
To return to you or
forever be in the hinterland
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

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  10 comments for “In Denial

  1. December 17, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    Love your writing. Thanks for sharing!

    • Christine Bolton
      December 17, 2018 at 9:56 pm

      Thank you so much Charles 🙂💕

  2. December 17, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    Yes, I loved this! Been there done that but only the wishing to be back to the “In Love Again” choice. Beautiful crafting of one frozen in place. They say, “It’s better to find out and get a decision. Being cut with a sharp knife is better than being slowly sawed asunder.”

    • Christine Bolton
      December 17, 2018 at 6:43 pm

      Yes isn’t that the truth! 🙂 thanks as always Charles

      • December 17, 2018 at 9:43 pm

        Love reading your work!!

  3. December 17, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    The wistfulness of your words reaches out Christine! ❤️

  4. December 16, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    I can feel the nostalgia!

    • Christine Bolton
      December 16, 2018 at 1:51 pm

      Oh good. I want my words to touch something in someone. Thank you so much 🙂💕

      • December 16, 2018 at 1:55 pm

        You’re welcome

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