Anger is the fortress
protecting you
Words weaponized
Becoming knives
Wielded in fury
Slashing the air 
Until they reach 
their target
and blood is drawn
Your victim shrivels
as breath is sucked
from the life of love
Once held
as a gift to you
in her open hands
Now in powdered ash
Slipping through
grasping fingers
If only you could see
beyond the fear
She is your armor
Protecting you
with moral obligation 
To love you
and keep you safe
But blindness 
remains your disability
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Obligation - Word of the Day
Shrivel - RDP

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  10 comments for “Blindness

  1. July 11, 2020 at 1:55 am

    So beautifully written Christine

    • Christine Bolton
      July 11, 2020 at 9:40 am

      Thank you Jude 💕🙂

      • July 11, 2020 at 9:41 am

        My pleasure 🌼💛

  2. July 10, 2020 at 12:12 pm

    Very heavy, but true. Nice one Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 11, 2020 at 8:55 am

      Thanks Darnell. Yes, I agree, very heavy! 😦

  3. July 10, 2020 at 5:58 am

    Wow! That’s a very powerful poem.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 11, 2020 at 8:52 am

      Thank you Chris. I appreciate it very much 🙂

  4. July 9, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    How true. Love protects and hatred just blinds us.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 9, 2020 at 8:14 pm

      Thanks my dear

      • July 9, 2020 at 9:56 pm

        You’re welcome 😉

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