Why?

Why?

Was I really flirting
with danger?
Should I have just let
things slide?
Eventually my cynicism
would have won that battle
Why had I even tried?
Β 
Impossible to communicate
with you anymore
but we needed to have
that one important talk
You lash out as always
Don’t shoot the messenger
You have already crippled me
and I can no longer walk

Β 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing Β©

Word Prompts

Flirt - WotD
Eventually - RDP
Cynicism - FOWC
Slide - Daily Addictions
Don't Shoot the Messenger - MLMM
(Mad about the Metaphor)

  30 comments for “Why?

  1. August 17, 2019 at 9:06 am

    Absolutley understand the sentiment of this . I’ve been there too many times . Great cathartic piece.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 17, 2019 at 12:23 pm

      Thanks Andy. Seems many of us have been thereπŸ˜”

      • August 17, 2019 at 12:26 pm

        I think as writers we wear our sensitivity on ourvsleves , we seem to attract the element that takes advantage of that fact. This has been my experience anyway.

      • Christine Bolton
        August 17, 2019 at 12:33 pm

        I think you hit the nail on the head Andy. That’s exactly what we do and in some cases to our detriment. How sad!

      • August 17, 2019 at 12:42 pm

        In all cases so far in life iv’e found this unfortunately. Thats why i focus on writing now .

      • Christine Bolton
        August 17, 2019 at 12:45 pm

        Yes, safer to write than speak! 🀭

      • August 17, 2019 at 12:49 pm

        On the flip side it does provide alot of material to work with , so i guess there’s some benefits.

      • Christine Bolton
        August 17, 2019 at 12:52 pm

        Absolutely it does! It is therapeutic too

      • August 17, 2019 at 12:58 pm

        Writing has purged some really bad stuff , i dont know how i kept it inside for so long .

      • Christine Bolton
        August 17, 2019 at 4:15 pm

        Me too my friend. There are many of us right here on WP πŸ™‚

  2. August 17, 2019 at 9:10 am

    So many whys! We can go on asking but never receive any reply! Love this. πŸ™‚πŸ’ž

    • Christine Bolton
      August 17, 2019 at 12:22 pm

      Thanks my friend πŸ™‚πŸ’•

      • August 17, 2019 at 12:36 pm

        You are welcome! ❀️

  3. August 17, 2019 at 10:35 am

    Painful times – and communication is impossible when emotions are in defence mode.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 17, 2019 at 12:21 pm

      Oh tell me about it! πŸ˜”

  4. August 17, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    Great poem.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 17, 2019 at 12:37 pm

      Thanks Sadje πŸ™‚πŸ’•

      • August 17, 2019 at 1:03 pm

        You’re welcome πŸ˜‰

  5. August 17, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    Love this. I think that question: “Should I have just let
    things slide?” is universal.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 17, 2019 at 4:08 pm

      Thank you 😊 It certainly is

  6. August 17, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    Good use of the prompt, Christine. A bad relationship is like hobbling a horse that wants to run free in the fields.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 18, 2019 at 4:13 pm

      Yes, it has a life of its own 😏 Thanks Lisa

  7. August 18, 2019 at 2:53 am

    Painful, of course–and good, of course.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 18, 2019 at 4:11 pm

      So sweet πŸ™‚ Thanks Fleur

      • August 18, 2019 at 8:55 pm

        Most welcome always πŸ™‚

      • Christine Bolton
        August 19, 2019 at 10:55 am

        πŸ™‚πŸ’•

      • August 19, 2019 at 12:59 pm

        πŸ™‚

  8. August 18, 2019 at 6:19 am

    Fab Christine! I love this! Good use of the prompt words! <3

    • Christine Bolton
      August 18, 2019 at 4:09 pm

      Thanks so much Carol Anne! πŸ’•πŸ™‚

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