Happiness in Installments

Happiness in Installments

to survive one week
without shedding tears
Togetherness for a day or two
but never seven,
The sum of all fears
Happiness serialized
in installments
Each one intense
Gasping for breath
Wishing for the next
to ease the suspense
Carried along 
with romance but
dashed by the dramatic
Each episode
a mystery
Endings climactic
a distant dream
in a future series
Featuring a new cast
of characters and
conspiracy theories
 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

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  11 comments for “Happiness in Installments

  1. January 12, 2020 at 1:34 am

    “Happiness in installments” is what we all hope for! Touching. 🙂💞

    • Christine Bolton
      January 13, 2020 at 9:26 am

      Thanks Punam. I was hoping to convey that sometimes it feesl like love in a marriage/partnership is never constant. It can feel like it is fed to us in pieces because there are so many ups and downs in life. I always feel that love should buoy us constantly but it doesn’t. Wishful thinking I guess 😑❤️

      • January 14, 2020 at 3:49 am

        Happiness and love are never constant. I too wish love were a constant but it continues to wax and wane. That’s life, I guess! You are welcome, dear. 🙂💞

      • Christine Bolton
        January 14, 2020 at 8:17 am


  2. January 11, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    brilliant writing, a little mystery, lots of tears and an abundance of hope. this is my favourite part

    Happiness serialized
    in installments

    • Christine Bolton
      January 13, 2020 at 9:28 am

      Thank you Gina. I feel that sometimes happiness comes to us that way. 🙂💕

  3. January 11, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    Beautifully written

    • Christine Bolton
      January 11, 2020 at 7:15 pm

      Thank you Sadje 🙂❤️

      • January 11, 2020 at 9:06 pm

        You’re most welcome 🙏

  4. Christine Bolton
    January 11, 2020 at 11:17 am

    Thank you so much G. It feels like that sometimes 😐 💔

  5. January 11, 2020 at 10:07 am

    Ah, Christine. What a great piece. You really touched my heart.

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