The Other Side

The Other Side

Hiding behind the mask
I see you for who you are
You, the benevolent one
Generous because you can
Money lights up the eyes
of the taker
Always hungry for more
They see this side of you
 
From here I see the other 
I know you better
Cloaked in darkness
The one who inflicts pain
With words slashing and stealing
Harvesting hearts
To be placed like trophies
on a shelf of despondency
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Sadje's What Do You See Photo Prompt

Word Prompts

Benevolent - Word of the Day
Harvest - RDP
Despondent - FOWC
 

  20 comments for “The Other Side

  1. August 13, 2020 at 8:37 am

    Very powerful poem, Christine. Those last four lines really gripped me.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 13, 2020 at 11:50 am

      Thank you Tracy! I’m happy you liked it ☺️ Not your typical harvest poem!

  2. August 13, 2020 at 8:39 am

    Beautiful, strong poem and picture. Well done!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 13, 2020 at 11:50 am

      Thanks Mason! I really appreciate it ☺️

  3. August 13, 2020 at 11:02 am

    Oh so evocative. There are two sides to us all but some are evil too. Thanks for joining in the challenge

    • Christine Bolton
      August 13, 2020 at 11:53 am

      Thanks Sadje. It was a great pic you featured ☺️

      • August 13, 2020 at 12:12 pm

        You’re welcome 😉

  4. August 13, 2020 at 11:51 am

    Fabulous, Christine. Especially those last few lines. Brilliant!

  5. August 13, 2020 at 12:07 pm

    Good one

    • Christine Bolton
      August 13, 2020 at 12:47 pm

      Thanks Paula!

  6. August 13, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    Wonderful work Christine. The piece got better and better as it flowed to the end. Id love to do that, but I’ll leave it in your creative hands.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 13, 2020 at 12:49 pm

      Oh thank you so much Darnell. That means so much to me! ☺️ You are an amazing writer and your short stories are fantastic! 😊👍

      • August 13, 2020 at 1:36 pm

        We do what we do!🙂

      • Christine Bolton
        August 13, 2020 at 9:51 pm

        🥰

  7. Sue
    August 13, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    Oh, this is so good…harvesting hearts!! Loved it❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      August 13, 2020 at 9:52 pm

      Thanks Sue. I appreciate it 🥰

  8. August 14, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    Love this, Christine! Beautiful and powerful. ❤️🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      August 15, 2020 at 1:10 pm

      Thanks so much my dear Punam 🙂❤️

      • August 15, 2020 at 4:46 pm

        You are welcome dear. 💞🙂

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