Trapped

Trapped

I allow my mind to drift
wherever it may go
Closing my eyes 
I see the reflection
of this sad, humdrum life
and let my feelings flow
 
Once passionate
caring for each other
Two peas in a pod
Connected at the hip
One is down, the other
expected to smother
 
Duty becomes labor
and labor is now slavery
When the love turns inward
selfishness rules
The other become faceless
There’s no room for bravery
 
Where does this go
and can it ever be saved
A one-sided marriage
One a doormat on which
the other walks
Or a war that will be waged
 
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Image by Karen Smits from Pixabay 

Word Prompts

Drift

Humdrum

Reflection

Wager

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  37 comments for “Trapped

  1. Glenn Buttkus
    May 30, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    I had a marriage like that; five years of anger, stress, anxiety and sadness. My present marriage is in its 26th year; thanks God.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 30, 2019 at 9:25 pm

      Yes, this was a previous one to Glenn. I’m happy you are doing better on #2 🙂💕

  2. May 30, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    It is always doomed with such inequality … but it’s a bond that’s painful to break.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 30, 2019 at 9:24 pm

      Yes, it certainly was and it took years to recover 😢 Thnks for commenting Bjorn

  3. May 30, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    I’ve known a relationship like this. These lines are powerful, Christine:
    ‘Where does this go
    and can it ever be saved
    A one-sided marriage
    One a doormat on which
    the other walks
    Or a war that will be waged’.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 30, 2019 at 9:24 pm

      Thanks Kim, I maybe should have prefaced this as not a current situation. It was in my past and difficult at that time 😔 Sad to say it is very common isn’t it? 😢

  4. May 30, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    I’m glad to say that I’ve never experienced anything like this with marriage. But, I’ve known quite a handful of people whose marriages went completely separated and broken.

    This poem is powerfully good.

  5. May 30, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    I wonder why some marriages come to be.

  6. May 30, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    oh how we can grow apart. leaving so much unsaid. this pains me. i had that image as a poster in my room growing up.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 30, 2019 at 9:22 pm

      Yes, it was very difficult at the time. Thank you for reading 🙂💕

  7. sanaarizvi
    May 30, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    This is heart wrenching, Christine.

  8. May 30, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    A lot of anguish now and in the future in a situation like this 🙁

    • Christine Bolton
      May 30, 2019 at 9:20 pm

      Yes it was like that. It was in the past and you just have to navigate out of it.😢

  9. May 30, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    That is a marriage to escape. It is dead.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 30, 2019 at 9:19 pm

      Thans Sarah and yes I did! A long time ago 🙂👍

  10. May 30, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    A powerfully sad poem…

    • Christine Bolton
      May 30, 2019 at 9:18 pm

      Yes, I thought so too. Many people suffer in relationships 😢

  11. May 30, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    A great poem. Perfect use of the prompts

    • Christine Bolton
      May 30, 2019 at 9:18 pm

      Thanks you dear friend 🙂💕

      • May 30, 2019 at 10:19 pm

        My pleasure Christine

  12. May 30, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    Good observation: “When the love turns inward
    selfishness rules”

    • Christine Bolton
      May 30, 2019 at 9:17 pm

      Yes Frank…it seems so unfair

  13. May 30, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    It’s heartbreaking when love comes down to this. Powerful and sad.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 30, 2019 at 9:16 pm

      Yes that’s true. Sometimes you have to just step back and ask yourself ‘am I really happy?’😢

  14. May 30, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    Wow. Says so much

    • Christine Bolton
      May 31, 2019 at 8:51 am

      Yes, sadly it does 😔 Thanks for reading

      • May 31, 2019 at 9:00 am

        you are welcome

  15. May 30, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    A very serious question to consider. You live it out so well in your poem! A sad situation to be in!

    • Christine Bolton
      May 31, 2019 at 3:45 pm

      Thanks Dwight 🙂

  16. May 31, 2019 at 12:54 am

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the tale weaver Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 31, 2019 at 8:50 am

      Thanks for the opportunity Michael

  17. May 31, 2019 at 6:08 am

    So many stay in these situations, often struggling with the idea of change, especially when children are involved. In the end our happiness is what matters the most for ourselves and our children. A powerful write.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 31, 2019 at 3:44 pm

      Thanks Mish. I learned from my mother how not to stay in bad relationships. Unfortunately she lived in that era where you stayed together for the sake of the children 😢 We ALL suffered 😔

  18. May 31, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    So true:
    When the love turns inward
    selfishness rules

    • Christine Bolton
      May 31, 2019 at 3:44 pm

      Unfortunately, yes 😔

  19. May 31, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    You were wise and brave to step out of that situation and find peace for yourself.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 31, 2019 at 8:54 pm

      Thank you so much! Yes all is well 🙂

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