There you live
in the warm glow
of the self-righteous
High on that hill
looking down on those
you deem impious
You are the shadow
in the corner
of the brightest day
Darkening the mood
Draining energy
With nothing good to say
Someone saw beyond
that outer skin
Looking deep into your soul
Finding some goodness
still alive and breathing
in that black hole
She pumped new life
into your sagging heart
and brought you out to play
Until that day
you betrayed her
and threw it all away
Regret reigns regally
in the sadness left behind
in a lonely state
There is no winner for
a basket woven
with love and hate
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©


Regret - RDP
Basket - FOWC

Image by Karen Smits from Pixabay 

  16 comments for “Lose

  1. November 1, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    Oh, this is stunning and exquisite, Christine…I’m wowed almost speechless <3

    • November 2, 2019 at 8:06 am

      Thank you so much 😊🥰

      • November 2, 2019 at 8:08 am

        Most welcome.

  2. November 1, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    Heartfelt and touching poem.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 1, 2019 at 12:32 pm

      Thank you my dear friend 🙂❤️

      • November 1, 2019 at 1:04 pm

        Always a pleasure

  3. November 1, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    Regret reigns regally…love the alliteration! What a lovely poem, Christine. 🙂💞

    • Christine Bolton
      November 1, 2019 at 12:31 pm

      Aww thank you so much Punam! That means so much to me.🙂❤️

      • November 1, 2019 at 12:50 pm

        My pleasure, dear. 😊💞

  4. November 1, 2019 at 11:13 am

    Gorgeous poem 🌸❤️💕

    • Christine Bolton
      November 1, 2019 at 12:32 pm

      Oh thank you so much G. It means a lot to me. 🙂❤️

  5. November 1, 2019 at 11:07 am


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