Here I feel safe
in the tranquil coolness
of the rocks
by the outside world
A place where I can
heal, away from the 
madness that is you
Ordering me, bullying,
complaining until
my mouth works
Logic suppressed
while you rant,
and intimidate
When did I become
the scared rabbit
fleeing from the predator
who wants to annihilate?
Who will not be happy
until my extinction
is complete

Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Sue Vincent's
Write/Photo Challenge - Within

  11 comments for “Extinction

  1. August 14, 2019 at 1:57 am

    Powerfully described. I remember wanting to say to my husband, as I was leaving, “you’ve spent 3 years doing everything you could to scare me into leaving, and today’s the day”. But I was still too scared to speak.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 14, 2019 at 2:25 pm

      That is so sad. 😔Oh what is it with some men and their power over women?

      • August 14, 2019 at 7:10 pm

        They’re bullies.

  2. August 14, 2019 at 1:34 am

    A tragedy played out all too often… and not everyone has access to even that small and temporary sactuary.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 14, 2019 at 2:25 pm

      Yes, isn’t that the truth. I feel so bad for someone in that situation. 😔

      • August 14, 2019 at 2:26 pm

        It is not a good place to be.

  3. August 13, 2019 at 10:48 pm


    • Christine Bolton
      August 14, 2019 at 2:27 pm

      Thanks 🙂

  4. August 13, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    Well written!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 13, 2019 at 11:19 pm

      Thanks 🙂💕

      • August 14, 2019 at 12:02 am

        You’re welcome 😉

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