Not Amused

Not Amused

Sometimes I wonder
if this is part of a
wicked plan to confuse
 
What was up is now down
Your language foreign
It does not amuse
 
What I see as black
you claim is white
This you I don’t recognize
 
Snipping and sniping
always unpredictable
bringing tears to my eyes
 
I feel a cloud of discontent
shadowing what was once
pure and honest
 
Is this some kind of sham?
What have you become?
It’s not what you promised
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

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  29 comments for “Not Amused

  1. hhennenburg
    August 8, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    So relatable and well said. I feel the narrator’s pain and the courage.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 8, 2019 at 9:10 pm

      Thank you so much 😊

  2. August 8, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    🙁 very sad when things take a turn…

    • Christine Bolton
      August 8, 2019 at 9:11 pm

      Thanks Lisa 🙂

      • August 8, 2019 at 9:18 pm

        YW Christine

  3. August 8, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Excellent.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 8, 2019 at 9:11 pm

      Thank you so much Fleur 🙂

      • August 8, 2019 at 9:21 pm

        Most welcome always 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      August 9, 2019 at 8:45 am

      Thanks so much 🙂💕

      • August 9, 2019 at 8:06 pm

        Most welcome always 🙂

  4. August 8, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Very well said

    • Christine Bolton
      August 9, 2019 at 8:42 am

      Thank you so much 🙂

  5. August 8, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    Sometimes I wonder about the original rose coloured glasses…….

    • Christine Bolton
      August 9, 2019 at 8:43 am

      I guess the blush is off the rose-colored glasses 😔

  6. August 8, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    This can be so disappointing.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 9, 2019 at 8:43 am

      Thanks for reading Grace 🙂

  7. August 8, 2019 at 10:34 pm

    Relationships are often complicated… Well done!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 9, 2019 at 8:43 am

      Thanks Dwight

  8. August 9, 2019 at 6:40 am

    Nice last two lines about the promise that was not fulfilled.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 9, 2019 at 8:44 am

      Thank you Frank

  9. August 9, 2019 at 9:30 am

    The surface is not always the same as what lies beneath. (K)

    • Christine Bolton
      August 9, 2019 at 1:00 pm

      Yes and people also change 😞 Thanks for commenting 🙂💕

  10. August 9, 2019 at 10:03 am

    You’ve painted an accurate picture of a toxic relationship, Christine. Some people get a kick out of playing cruel mind games. I refuse to play.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 9, 2019 at 7:21 pm

      Absolutely Kim. That’s not the ind of game anyone should play 😔

  11. August 12, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    Thank you for sharing this for OLN Christine. Engaging read, and well written. Bad relationships are debilitaig o te soul.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 13, 2019 at 12:02 am

      Yes they are Rob. We all have to go through theM it seems

  12. August 15, 2019 at 11:58 am

    oh the awful reality in a relationship that what was is not. Far too many people get caught up in domestic abuse relationships because, although others saw the warnings, they did not….and perhaps that reality was deliberately hidden until the individual was ensnared. A meaningful write.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 16, 2019 at 8:13 am

      Thank you Lillian for understanding the complexities of relationships. I always try to write honestly and with meaning in the hope it helps someone feel less alone 😔

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