Poem of the Month – September 2019 – Shaken


Love has left
this marriage,
this house
Taking with it
my peace of mind
Equilibrium shaken
Identity robbed
Feeling naked
Leaving me maligned
The view of future
obscured with dense fog
I claw my way through
not knowing where the path leads
Sunlight intermittent
Brief and encouraging
Only to be snatched away
From the remnants of tangled weeds
A cloud of black rain
doused the fire in your heart
The hatred left to fester
slowly eating away at your core
You are the victor of this battle
Taking no prisoners and 
you now live alone with
your ugliness for ever more

Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing Β©

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  17 comments for “Poem of the Month – September 2019 – Shaken

  1. August 31, 2019 at 9:32 am

    Very painful to read. Until I got to the end. And the courage and the relief that the other was finally seen for who they really are and beginning anew. At least that is how I read it. It is beautiful Christine. πŸ™‚

    • Christine Bolton
      August 31, 2019 at 8:21 pm

      Thanks Jay-lyn πŸ™‚ Yes you read it correctly. New beginnings πŸ™‚πŸ’•πŸ‘

      • August 31, 2019 at 9:47 pm

        Most Welcome as always. πŸ€“πŸ’œ

  2. August 31, 2019 at 7:31 am

    Been there too , every word cut to my core . So well written .

    • Christine Bolton
      August 31, 2019 at 8:22 pm

      Thank you my friend. Sadly, so many of us πŸ˜’πŸ–€

  3. August 31, 2019 at 6:49 am

    This is astonishingly accurate in a household such as this. I know-I lived it once.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 31, 2019 at 8:24 pm

      Thanks John. I’m sorry you have been through it too. It’s more common than we care to think 😒

  4. August 31, 2019 at 1:57 am

    There no victors in separation! Beautifully expressed.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 31, 2019 at 8:24 pm

      Thank you dear Punam ❀️

      • September 1, 2019 at 3:24 am

        You are welcome! πŸ’ž

  5. August 30, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    Strong powerful words!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 31, 2019 at 8:25 pm

      Thank you dear friend πŸ’•

      • August 31, 2019 at 10:02 pm

        You’re welcome.

  6. August 30, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    WOW…”leaving me maligned” is powerful, and “leaving just tangled weeds”. And the final stanza, final lines…painful.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 1, 2019 at 10:52 pm

      I found some of your comments in the Spam box πŸ˜” Thanks so much for your lovely comments.

      • September 1, 2019 at 10:54 pm

        You’re most welcome πŸ™‚

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