The Long Road

The Long Road

Born from new beginnings
A glimmer of hope
In the bleakest of years
The darkest of times
A baby to love and
dry the shedding tears
A lonely widow
with a family ready made
He, a man with an assurance
Promising love and security
for ever more, yet for her
it became an endurance
A straying spouse
out until the small hours
with whiskey breath
Cheating on his wife
with no-good women
She wished him a slow death
A child growing in disharmony
painfully witnessing the angst 
and learning how to be
Confused by the love-hate
Wishing to be free
A lifetime of relearning 
That true love really exists 
and does not cause pain
Love and honor
for each other
the foundation, never the bane
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Written for National Poetry Writing Month

Day 11 - April 11th

Today, taking a leaf from Elhillo’s work, we’d like
to challenge you to write a poem of origin. Where
are you from? Not just geographically, but emotionally,
physically, spiritually? And having come from there,
where are you now?

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  7 comments for “The Long Road

  1. April 14, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    Heartbreaks a part of this journey called life! But there is always hope and love. Beautiful. 🙂💞

    • Christine Bolton
      April 14, 2019 at 9:20 pm

      Thank you dear Punam 🙂💕❤️

      • April 15, 2019 at 2:58 am

        My pleasure! 💞🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      April 15, 2019 at 8:36 am

      Thank you so much my friend 🙂💕

  2. April 12, 2019 at 4:17 am

    It is a long journey, from mistrust to trusting again. Very well written.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 12, 2019 at 8:12 am

      Thanks Sadje. Yes, you are so right 💕

      • April 12, 2019 at 8:48 am

        You’re welcome Christine

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