Dirty Laundry

Dirty Laundry

Today my heart is heavy
Carrying the burden of you
Your pursuit of winning
no matter the cost
Leaving me not knowing what to do
You have sacrificed us
with no thought of consequence
Manipulating the truth
In glory of your own ego
To the point of dominance
The self-indulgent splurge
on your version of the facts
Leaving me shocked
from my senses
Like a blow from an axe
Since the inception of us
I knew the monster was there
A damaged soul 
needing comfort
and round the clock care
Living in an alternate reality
Where enemies are everywhere
A dystopian society
Confusing the innocent
With those who don’t care
Pouring dirt on the pristine
love that we had
You have sullied
something beautiful
I’m left wounded and sad
At the point of no return
We are at an impasse
Like dogs chasing their tails
Going forever in circles
This time we will not surpass
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © 

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  10 comments for “Dirty Laundry

  1. January 2, 2019 at 8:03 am

    This is your poem, I know, but it feels like my story. Thank you for putting it into words so eloquently.❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      January 2, 2019 at 11:25 am

      Thank you. Yes, we can all relate to this cant we? I appreciate you reading it 🙂💕

  2. December 31, 2018 at 8:44 am


  3. December 31, 2018 at 7:55 am

    you spin the word prompts so well Christine that they fall in all the right points for maximum effect. tragic story of a slowly dying dream.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 31, 2018 at 8:29 am

      Thank you Gina 🙂 That’s part of the challenge I enjoy. It doesn’t always work though. Thank you for your kind words 💕

      • December 31, 2018 at 8:31 am

        when i finish reading your poem, I tend to read out loud so a little slow, then see the word prompts that’s when i get the goosebumps!!

      • Christine Bolton
        December 31, 2018 at 8:40 am

        What a lovely thing to say Gina! I am honored that I can touch you in that way. It means a lot to me 💕

  4. December 30, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    This is a great piece of writing.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 30, 2018 at 7:43 pm

      Thanks Sadje! 💕

      • December 30, 2018 at 9:00 pm

        You’re welcome

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