Work in Progress

Work in Progress

Ever changing
circle of life
and love
Growing and evolving
with respect and honor
Giving and receiving
Supporting and leaning
Loving and hating
Sometimes crashing and burning
with resentment and bitterness
Futile arguments
Begrudging compromise
Sending each other
in different directions
Searching for emotional life rafts
A place to breathe
and heal from 
stinging words
of anger
hurled without thought
More harshly spoken
than truth in their meaning
Uneven edges of a puzzle
trying to fit
any which way
Sharp corners slicing softness
leaving bloody lesions
Healing but scarring
Forever reminders
of imperfections
on each side
of the equation
A never-ending challenge
to live and love
as one

Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Futile - Word of the Day
Begrudge - FOWC

  20 comments for “Work in Progress

  1. June 29, 2020 at 2:52 am

    It’s always a work I progress. so well written

  2. June 28, 2020 at 3:16 pm

    What do you call something that is cruel and round?
    A vicious circle,

  3. June 28, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    What a great image of marriage. Beautiful post.

    • June 30, 2020 at 8:26 am

      Thanks Regina. I thought I’d acknowledged your comment already, but I must have posted it somewhere else ☺️ Sorry!

  4. June 28, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    I love this poem and it’s message.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 28, 2020 at 1:31 pm

      Yes, we just have to keep doing the best we can and hang in there! 😅👍

      • June 28, 2020 at 3:44 pm


    • Christine Bolton
      June 28, 2020 at 1:31 pm

      Thanks Sadje🥰

  5. June 28, 2020 at 11:36 am

    great photo

    • Christine Bolton
      June 28, 2020 at 1:22 pm

      Thanks 😊

  6. June 28, 2020 at 11:09 am

    This is exquisite Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 28, 2020 at 1:23 pm

      Thanks so much VJ. It means a lot 🙂💕

      • June 28, 2020 at 1:42 pm

        You are most welcome.

  7. June 28, 2020 at 10:37 am

    I love this. Can’t find reblog button.💝

    • Christine Bolton
      June 28, 2020 at 1:24 pm

      Thank you so much ☺️ I don’t have a reblog button so you’d have to paste the link on to your blog.

      • June 28, 2020 at 6:37 pm

        Okay! 💝

      • Christine Bolton
        June 28, 2020 at 8:45 pm


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