You bring me flowers
after the rain
I settle into a cocoon
in your attention
Serving a purpose,
but not mine
I cannot be bought
I am here
I am real
I was born at night,
but not last night
Seeing it for what it is
About you and what
money can buy
I am collateral damage
to be written off
Easy come, easy go
without the bat
of your eyelid
I will swallow my pride
one more time
a bitter pill to swallow
but each time
I become more immune
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
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Wow! So powerful, insightful and raw!! Awesome!
Thanks dear Chuck ☺️ As always, I appreciate your kind words and support 🥰
No to be bought… alas there are many who think that people will bend to the will of gold.
It’s so true Bjorn. I tend to go the other way, unimpressed 😕
Hopefully she moves forward with greater strength and clarity.
Yes, I’m sure. Thanks Grace☺️
Yes, tolerance is not always a healthy thing at all. I enjoyed the insight that is woven through the pain. She is stronger than she knows.
So much to love here, maturity, self awareness as well as what goes on in the world with the power to battle through 🙂 just beautiful!
Thank you so much Sanaa. I really appreciate it ☺️💕
“I was born at night,
but not last night”
That line is great!
Thank you Jenna! I’m happy you liked that line ☺️
The maturity that’s hardwon in and through pain is so beautifully expressed.
Thank you Dora. I appreciate it very much ☺️
Wow! I like the play on words and layers of meaning in this, Christine.
Thank you so much Lynn. I really appreciate it ☺️💕
Tough times, but I like her strength. “I was born at night…but not last night.”
-Well Done- Christine
Thank you my friend. Yes, she didn’t just fall off the turnip truck! ☺️
No doubt many will go through the same feelings some time in their relationship. Some will overcome their problems, others will realise they have made a mistake.
Yes and unfortunately some will choose to ignore those feelings 😢 Thanks for reading ☺️
“I cannot be bought I am here I am real”…such a strong message, Christine! ❤️
Thank you dear Punam. I always appreciate your kind words ☺️💕
My pleasure, always. 🥰
Sometimes we have to grow though such painful experiences – it’s easy to cocoon ourselves in forgetfulness but eventually we have to get tough and face the truth.
Thank you Ingrid. I think this has happened to many of us at some point in our lives. It is recognizing it and doing something about it that is important. ☺️💕
Can the damage be undone…
Thanks, as always Ivor, ☺️ I always appreciate your music too.
I was born at night but not last night! Great message here Christine
Thank you so much dear Sadje ☺️💕
You’re welcome 😉
Strong and courageous !
Thank you so much ☺️
You’re welcome 🙂