Double Life

Double Life

Soaring as high as a kite
Head in the clouds 
Heart racing, feeling giddy
Until the darkness enshrouds
 
Living dually
in darkness and light
Freedom rationed 
Day is sometimes night
 
Happiness snatched away
In an instant
Scorned for indulgences
Always persistent 
 
Sometimes trapped in limbo
Unsure of where to go
Nerves stretched to the limit 
Then kneaded like dough
 
Moments of ecstasy 
Outweighing the agony
Living for the highs
Risking the calumny
 
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

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  9 comments for “Double Life

  1. March 30, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    Such a beautiful poem Christine!
    “Moments of ecstasy
    Outweighing the agony”

    • Christine Bolton
      March 30, 2019 at 4:03 pm

      Thank you dear G. You are so kind to me 💕

  2. March 31, 2019 at 7:53 am

    The agony and risk – so worth it

    • Christine Bolton
      March 31, 2019 at 4:18 pm

      I couldn’t agree more Paul 🙂

  3. April 1, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    freedom rationed has me aching to be set free – bittersweet poetry Christine

    • Christine Bolton
      April 1, 2019 at 9:13 pm

      Thank you Gina. For some reason I feel this person’s pain in her trap 😢

      • April 2, 2019 at 7:38 am

        to understand another’s struggle is so noble Christine

      • Christine Bolton
        April 2, 2019 at 8:21 am

        Thank you Gina. Empathy is in most of us, thankfully 🙂

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