The Wall

The Wall

The ice in your heart will not melt
Even in a springtime thawing
Nor will the wall around you fall
Unless you stop withdrawing
In-between the bricks and mortar
I search for the invisible gap
Hoping I might find a way in
But I fear that you will entrap
You are a pillar of stone
That will never crack
Cold, hard, impenetrable
All I want is to have you back
Playing your unfair game 
of three strikes and you’re out
Punishing and cruel
You are a brute and a lout
Banished from your world
Never more can I enter
You have chosen to be
The ultimate tormentor
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

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  17 comments for “The Wall

  1. January 18, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    Wow. This is amazing. Felt kind of attacked, but I love it nonetheless. The kind of poetry that stops and makes you reevaluate.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 18, 2019 at 5:20 pm

      Thanks Sophia! I guess it depends on what side of the wall you are if you are feeling attacked. It could go both ways 🙂💕

  2. January 7, 2019 at 2:41 am

    Very lovely piece this is 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      January 7, 2019 at 9:46 am

      Thank you so much! I’m happy you liked it 🙂

  3. January 6, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    Great poem! Understand the hurt and yearning in this – been there done that, but I think I’ve come to believe in the saying, “when they show you who they really are – believe them!!!

    • Christine Bolton
      January 6, 2019 at 7:04 pm

      Thank you 🙂 I think you are absolutely right Charles!

  4. January 6, 2019 at 11:47 am

    Enjoyed. Three strikes and you are out is a awful rule for relationships. Thanks for participating today.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 6, 2019 at 1:15 pm

      Thank you Roger!

  5. January 6, 2019 at 11:31 am

    Brilliant words!

    • Christine Bolton
      January 6, 2019 at 1:14 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂 I’m glad you liked it

  6. January 6, 2019 at 10:59 am

    Ouch.. That hurt. I am teary eyed. And boy do I feel this to my core. Beautiful. 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      January 6, 2019 at 11:08 am

      Yes, there are men like that. Sorry if you had first hand knowledge of someone like that. It hurts 🙁

      • January 6, 2019 at 11:10 am

        It does so much so. 😪

      • Christine Bolton
        January 6, 2019 at 1:13 pm


  7. January 6, 2019 at 1:51 am

    Very well written.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 6, 2019 at 11:05 am

      Thank you!

      • January 6, 2019 at 12:28 pm

        You’re welcome 😇

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