Unraveling

Unraveling

As I watch
my world unravel
before my eyes
I am paralyzed
unable to move
Incapable of stopping
what is already
in motion
 
How can one instant
change what is
chiseled in stone?
A look, once of love
now that of contempt
Foreign, alien
Tender words
explosive, weaponized
 
One person’s
prerogative
sabotaging
what was precious
Destroying happiness
and for what?
Sadistic pleasure
or masochism?
 
 
 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing 

Grace is hosting Open Link Night at D’Verse Poets

Word Prompts:

Foreigner - Word of the Day
Explosive - RDP
Prerogative - FOWC

Image by CJ from Pixabay

  26 comments for “Unraveling

  1. February 6, 2020 at 11:49 am

    Very strong emotions.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 6, 2020 at 4:43 pm

      Yes! Thanks for reading Sadje 🙂💕

      • February 6, 2020 at 9:22 pm

        You’re welcome 😉

  2. February 6, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    when one person’s view or words can sabotage what has been carefully built and strengthened, very strong words

    • Christine Bolton
      February 6, 2020 at 4:45 pm

      Yes Gina, it saddened me to write it 😔

      • February 6, 2020 at 4:48 pm

        sorry for your sadness, but you gifted us with an amazing piece of poetry

      • Christine Bolton
        February 6, 2020 at 4:50 pm

        Thank you Gina

  3. February 6, 2020 at 5:57 pm

    A great poem of wisdom and full of great questions! The line between love and hate is very thin. Well done.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 6, 2020 at 7:25 pm

      Thank you Dwight. Also a thin line between respect and disrespect and it is so easy to cross

      • February 6, 2020 at 7:26 pm

        Yes, I like that much better!

  4. February 6, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    Best wishes on getting beyond the unraveling.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 6, 2020 at 7:30 pm

      Thanks Frank!

  5. sanaarizvi
    February 6, 2020 at 6:33 pm

    Such raw and painstakingly honest emotions in this one, Christine! 💝

    • Christine Bolton
      February 6, 2020 at 7:29 pm

      Thank you so much ☺️

  6. February 6, 2020 at 6:59 pm

    Wow. Striking words with much punch.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 6, 2020 at 7:26 pm

      Thanks Maria ☺️

  7. February 6, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    That is a very difficult situation and I can empathize with the turmoil of that paralysis.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 8, 2020 at 3:40 pm

      Thank you Grace. It can be most difficult and almost insurmountable.

  8. February 7, 2020 at 2:08 am

    Sadly, that is how it is! Very well expressed, Christine! 💞

    • Christine Bolton
      February 7, 2020 at 9:50 pm

      Thank you dear friend ☺️🥰

      • February 8, 2020 at 12:15 am

        You are welcome! 🙂

  9. February 8, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    I think there are more than one person responsible… but I can feel the way things are being destroyed

    • Christine Bolton
      February 8, 2020 at 3:41 pm

      Yes one is the aggressor and the other submissive. Not an even playing field.

  10. February 10, 2020 at 9:18 am

    Such a good question in that last stanza, who will ever know the truth? Pain is spoken here.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 10, 2020 at 11:18 am

      Yes indeed. Than you Paul

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