Who Am I?

Who Am I? 

In your shadow
I exist
losing myself
long ago
Content to be here
loving you
and being with you
 
As years go by
I remember me
The vibrancy
How I’d turn heads
when I entered
rooms full with people
Speaking freely
 
I could spin a story
and amuse
I would attract
with my voice
and laughter
nightly
Excitement!
 
This is how you
found me
Drawn to me
by a magnetic pull
and here I stayed
with you as
my private audience
 
Now, no one knows
my name
I am seen
but no one sees me
Sometimes
I feel the strain
Who have I become?
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

OctPowriMo - The prompt today is Who am I?
I actually wrote and posted this poem in the
summer. I am rebloggong it as it fits today's
prompt perfectly.

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  26 comments for “Who Am I?

  1. October 30, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    Well Done. Love your work.

  2. October 30, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    Another one, straight out of the ballpark. Wonderfully written, Christine!!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 30, 2019 at 3:20 pm

      Aww Beckie, you are too kind. ☺️ Thank you so much, as always ❤️

  3. October 30, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    Wow Christine, another great one!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 30, 2019 at 3:20 pm

      Thank you Jonathan/ (Joey) I appreciate that very much 🙂💕

  4. October 30, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    Wow! Profound.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 30, 2019 at 3:19 pm

      Thank you Sadje ☺️

      • October 30, 2019 at 8:13 pm

        You’re welcome Christine. 👍

  5. October 30, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Aww, Christine! This struck a chord. Don’t we forget our own identity for a loved one just to be their pale shadow! Love this. ❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      October 30, 2019 at 3:19 pm

      Thanks so much Punam 🙂❤️

      • October 30, 2019 at 3:27 pm

        You are welcome. 🙂

  6. October 30, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Love this ♥♥

    • Christine Bolton
      October 30, 2019 at 3:18 pm

      Thank you! 💕☺️

  7. October 30, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    I haven’t studied the lyrics of this song yet, But I’m A fan of “Poets Of The Fall”, and i think the song suits….
    https://youtu.be/aPkg2XnEmCQ

    • Christine Bolton
      October 30, 2019 at 10:09 pm

      I’ll check it out Ivor. Thank you! 🙂

      • October 30, 2019 at 10:39 pm

        Always my pleasure Christine

  8. October 30, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    I, too, have this memory: “How I’d turn heads
    when I entered
    rooms full with people”…your words are ever lovely and meet our hearts.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 30, 2019 at 10:05 pm

      Oh thank you so much 🙂❤️

      • October 30, 2019 at 10:54 pm

        I also meant to mention how deeply I know the sense of living in someone else’s shadow–at first it seems an honor….until it sucks your soul out of you…hideous experience.

      • Christine Bolton
        October 31, 2019 at 12:31 am

        Isn’t that the truth!

      • October 31, 2019 at 2:41 am

        Sad state of affairs 🙁

  9. November 1, 2019 at 3:25 am

    Incredible! Really relatable Christine! <3

    • Christine Bolton
      November 1, 2019 at 9:13 am

      Thank you so much Carol Anne 🙂❤️

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