Wheels on Fire

Wheels on Fire

 
Covered in cotton candy
A sticky web of remnants
of your constant vitriol 
and a lifetime of resentments
I have become a victim
The lethargy of my depression
Slowly descending, delivering me
Into your aggression
 
Unable to heal your inner child
Only you can avenge your misery 
Take responsibility for that which you
Put out in the world, causing injury 
Uneasy in your presence
Fearful of your lashing fury
No more free passes
You must be your own jury
 
Hopeful for a path to take you away
From your addiction to your past
Uncomprehending the damage
You have done, leaving me aghast
Cruelly and constantly raking me
Over the emotional coals
Manipulating and threatening
Until you take my soul
 
Your mea culpa always too late
Empty words, save your breath
Delivering too many sucker punches
It has become a living death
Space between us can stop the wheel
There is no mystery to solve
Oil on the fire continues to inflame
We must begin to disinvolve
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

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  9 comments for “Wheels on Fire

  1. January 2, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    You lay out the dysfunction of an abusive relationship and of a person who has had enough very well here.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 2, 2019 at 11:28 pm

      Thank you Lisa. This is true. 😕

  2. January 2, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    This is great post. Bringing it out in the open. I am sure many people can relate to this.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 2, 2019 at 11:26 pm

      I hope so. That is the goal 🙂

      • January 2, 2019 at 11:43 pm

        Doing a great job.

  3. January 3, 2019 at 11:56 am

    Powerful!

    • Christine Bolton
      January 3, 2019 at 12:01 pm

      Oh good! I’m happy you thought so V.J. 🙂

  4. January 4, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    I LOVE your poetry…

    • Christine Bolton
      January 5, 2019 at 12:12 am

      Oh thank you so much! 🙂

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