How Did I Get Here?

How Did I Get Here?

It was not meant
to be like this
Searching a lifetime
to be with you
What did I miss?

We had both fallen
in the past
Stumbling in flaky blind love
Mistaken but 
finding each other at last

Everything else
was a dress rehearsal
For what was to be
our rhapsody
Never expecting a reversal

We learned our lessons well
or so I thought
only to be derailed
A love and life casualty 
and all the pain it brought

How did I get here
in this too familiar place?
Alone and heartbroken
back again
at the start of the race


Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©


OctPoWriMo - How Did I Get Here?
FOWC - Derail
RDP - Flaky
WotD - Rhapsody

Image by melancholiaphotography from Pixabay 

  22 comments for “How Did I Get Here?

  1. October 27, 2019 at 10:14 am

    I liked this very much Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 27, 2019 at 11:01 am

      Thanks Di … I’m happy you liked it 🥰

  2. October 27, 2019 at 10:45 am

    Beautifully written

    • Christine Bolton
      October 27, 2019 at 11:01 am

      Thanks Sadje. You’re sweet 🥰

      • October 27, 2019 at 11:03 am

        And you’re welcome!

  3. October 27, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    The start of the race again
    For aching bones, it’s a strain
    Too many pieces down the drain
    I don’t think there’ll be more warm rain

    • Christine Bolton
      October 27, 2019 at 8:11 pm

      Oh I inspired you! Very nice Ivor 🙂💕

      • October 27, 2019 at 8:41 pm

        You have a habit of inspiring me Christine… I think I associate with words closely….xx

      • Christine Bolton
        October 27, 2019 at 10:14 pm

        Yes and they take you to your music too. What a lovely combination! 🙂❤️

      • October 27, 2019 at 10:20 pm

        You now make smile with joy 😁🌎🤗

      • Christine Bolton
        October 27, 2019 at 10:35 pm

        👍👌🙂🎶

  4. October 27, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    Sad but lovely embroidery on the theme, “one step forward, 2 steps back”–maybe?

    • Christine Bolton
      October 27, 2019 at 11:30 pm

      More like three! Thank you dear Avia 💕🙂

      • October 27, 2019 at 11:42 pm

        Oh goodness, that’s so hard–truly I know: three weeks ago I thought I’d finally gotten the depression under control…returned with a vengeance. BUT, I trust God for a turnaround 🙂 <3

      • Christine Bolton
        October 27, 2019 at 11:49 pm

        Yes, it’s that positive thinking ad trust that will see you through the dark times. Thinking of you ❤️☺️👍

      • October 28, 2019 at 12:06 am

        Thank you, dear💖

  5. October 28, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    Oh, I love this, Christine! ❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      October 28, 2019 at 6:23 pm

      Awww. Thanks Punam 🙂💕

      • October 28, 2019 at 11:28 pm

        My pleasure, dear! 💞

  6. October 30, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    Christine, WOW! This piece resonated with every fiber of my being. Wonderfully written.

  7. Christine Bolton
    October 30, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    I’m so happy it resonated with you. Relationships are so complex and the older we get the harder they become, it seems. Thank you Beckie 😔💕

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