Looking radiant in her white
She walks on her chosen route
Music fills the air
there are flowers in her hair
and she bites the forbidden fruit
Promises made to appease
and surely will be broken
The dance of life begins
Together they journey and
words will remain unspoken
Marching now to the beat
of another drum
In and out of time
not always in rhyme
A life will become undone
Two parts do not make a whole
Jagged pieces that jig and saw
Trying to fit
and never quit
Words caught in the craw
Up is now her down
In will always be his out
He says, she says
My way or the highway
What was it all about?
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

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  14 comments for “Choices

  1. March 6, 2019 at 12:39 am

    It started on such a wonderful note and then portrayed the harsh reality! Love this, Christine…this is how life is. 💞

    • Christine Bolton
      March 6, 2019 at 8:31 am

      Thank you Punam 💕 Yes, it is how life is for many 😢

  2. March 1, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    no matter the topic or prompt you bring your own special flavour Christine, this makes me think of broken promises and lost hope, things we assign too heavily on others

    • Christine Bolton
      March 1, 2019 at 7:15 pm

      Thank you Gina 🙂💕 I tend to think people just make poor choices sometimes. Often blinded by love or promises of something better 😢

      • March 2, 2019 at 5:19 pm

        you touched a nerve there – promises – what are they really? sometimes maybe we read too much into it and get let down. yes the something better is a great delusion. thank you for your response Christine, you have given me some food for thought.

      • Christine Bolton
        March 2, 2019 at 9:44 pm

        I am always optimistic Gina. Even after all these years. Where there’s hope, we must always believe, right? Anything else would be cynical 😔
        Thanks for always reading my words 🙂💕

  3. March 1, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    So sad and so true.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 1, 2019 at 7:16 pm

      Thank you for reading. Yes, it is quite common 😔

  4. March 1, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    Not too happy right now.
    Well done.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 1, 2019 at 2:44 pm

      Yes another bubble burst for someone 😢. Thanks Darnell 🙂

  5. March 1, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    Very cleverly done, but sadly it’s too true.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 3, 2019 at 9:44 am

      Thank you Sadje 🙂💕

      • March 3, 2019 at 10:07 am

        Welcome 🙏

  6. March 1, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Over before it started, it seems. Sadly beautiful .

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