Does the marriage end
when all respect
for the other is gone
When selfishness rules
kindness forgotten
The battle is never won
Where did this all begin
Forgetting there are two 
in a marriage, not one
One gives, the other takes
and takes and takes more
When all is said and done
Taking care of you every day
not that you ever notice
Always too quick to deny
Too absorbed with yourself
to see what I might need
There is no good in goodbye
When the love has gone 
There is no point in staying
Our opinions differ too much
on this contentious matter
No one is listening anymore
Using the other as a crutch
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

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  17 comments for “Over

  1. August 15, 2019 at 9:07 am

    Yeah… this was my second marriage in a nutshell! However, I learned more about who I didn’t want to be and who I am getting closer to being that I want to be than ever before! does that make sense?

    • Christine Bolton
      August 15, 2019 at 12:07 pm

      Yes that makes perfect sense Kevin. Oh the things we have to go through for happiness!

  2. August 11, 2019 at 10:54 am

    Were you a fly on the wall during my marriage? Everything in your poem is how I felt and how I was treated. Enjoy being on my own with only myself and T to look out for. 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      August 11, 2019 at 11:36 pm

      Or maybe you were on my wall 🙂 LOL. Thank ou as always for reading and understanding. I’m happy you are in a good place now Jae-lyn. ❤️

  3. August 11, 2019 at 3:29 am

    So true!

  4. August 11, 2019 at 2:16 am

    Striking close to the heart.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 11, 2019 at 8:30 am

      Thank you Sadje 🙂💕

      • August 11, 2019 at 8:55 am

        A pleasure 🙏

  5. August 11, 2019 at 1:45 am

    This made me think how, on the day I stood in the doorway and told my husband I was getting a divorce, I literally felt all the love I’d had for him drain out the bottoms of my feet–it was so weird, but a confirmation that I was truly done…done with being afraid 24/7, walking on eggshells; done with not being heard and known as a person; not cared about, loved or protected. Good poem.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 11, 2019 at 8:32 am

      Yes isn’t that so sad Fleur. We have all been there, unfortunately on more than on occasion. 💕

      • August 11, 2019 at 8:33 am

        It’s like the “new normal”–and that is tragically sad.

      • Christine Bolton
        August 11, 2019 at 8:57 am

        Yes! We must make it acceptable 😔

      • August 11, 2019 at 9:48 am

        I’m guessing by “acceptable” you mean less shameful? If so, I would agree with that. Ideally, I’d like to see the cycle of unhealthy relationships broken. Some churches are working toward that goal.

      • Christine Bolton
        August 11, 2019 at 3:50 pm

        Yes that is what I meant. It is sad that we end up in bad situations and that was never the original intention. Some people are just extremely complicated and it’s hard to navigate them. easy to make mistakes 🙂💕

      • August 11, 2019 at 7:58 pm

        And if you have 2 people who are complicated…and at least one is not a communicator…well, it’s probably doomed.

      • Christine Bolton
        August 11, 2019 at 11:33 pm

        Yes! I think you’re right Fleur 🙂

      • August 11, 2019 at 11:54 pm


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