Your eyes no longer hide the truth
They have become the lens
to your dark soul
The bitterness written
between the lines of your face
Chiseled deep into the crevices
where it now resides
Dragging the once curve of a smile
into a permanent scowl
The magnitude of your suffering
living on display for all to see
Your strange, misunderstood past
responsible for a demeanor 
that pushes friendship away
Making it impossible for anyone
to come close so they might
know more of your story and pain

Copyright © 2020 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
All Rights Reserved

Word Prompts
Beginning with “M” - Stream of Consciousness
Magnitude - FOWC
Strange - RDP

Image by Sammy-Williams from Pixabay 

  11 comments for “Misunderstood

  1. October 25, 2020 at 1:16 am

    Lots of emotion packed in there. Well done!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 25, 2020 at 9:43 am

      Thanks so much Fan ☺️

  2. October 24, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    This is so well written Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 25, 2020 at 9:44 am

      Thank you so much Sadje ☺️

      • October 25, 2020 at 10:39 am

        You’re welcome 😉

  3. October 24, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    Beautifully written and I feel the eyes can definitely show a lot of feeling and character.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 24, 2020 at 4:07 pm

      Thank you Victoria ☺️

  4. October 24, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    What a word picture you created, Christine! It was as if I could see those exact things on his face! Love this. ❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      October 24, 2020 at 3:54 pm

      Awww, thanks dear friend 🥰

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