I saw you slowly changing
From the man you used to be
The partner in my life
Now void of clemency
You no longer took prisoners
When you went to war
Trampled on the underdog
To settle any score
I invented excuses
To explain your attitude
Your combative personality
Could dampen any mood
It was a riddle to most
What happened in your head
A human conundrum
No one could ever be your stead
I pine for you my lover
Who held my heart near
Never hurting my feelings
Or giving me fear
I yearn for your homecoming
To the place you are treasured
Held safe and loved
I fear you have perished

Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

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Homecoming and Partner




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  10 comments for “Yearning

  1. January 15, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Well written. So much feeling captured. Thanks for participating.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 15, 2019 at 8:23 pm

      Thank you Roger! 🙂

  2. January 7, 2019 at 2:30 am

    That was so sad, but written with such feeling. Really lovely.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 7, 2019 at 9:47 am

      Thank you very much. I’m happy you liked it and I am grateful for the feedback 🙂

  3. January 6, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    I like this Christine, the yearning seems so palpable.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 6, 2019 at 10:13 pm

      Thank you dear Punam. I am happy you liked it 💕

      • January 6, 2019 at 10:21 pm

        My pleasure, dear! 💞

  4. January 6, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    This is great you have so much talent to be able to make something this good from these words.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 6, 2019 at 5:11 pm

      You are so kind. I’m so touched that you enjoy what I write. Sometimes I get a little dark but it’s all part of any process I guess. I do write humorous poetry too🙂

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