Wrong Way

Wrong Way

The chasm between us
bridged by a path 
paved with eggshells
which I would tread gingerly
Now it is replaced
with broken glass
Each step cutting deep
slicing in ribbons
I stand there frozen in time
The way forward, bloody
Retreat, and I lick wounds
Treacherous territory
Damned if I do
Damned if I don’t
I claw my way back
from whence I came
What is one more scar
when it will be the last

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  16 comments for “Wrong Way

  1. January 3, 2021 at 8:21 am

    Oh, Christine, I Loved this! Such a powerful feeing and masterful imagery! Especially loved these lines – ” a path
    paved with eggshells . . . What is one more scar when it will be the last” !! The last line is brilliant!!! Very moving, My Dear!
    xoxox 😊💕💖🌹✨✨

    • Christine Bolton
      January 3, 2021 at 10:11 am

      As always Chuck, thank you so much for your kind words and the generous share. 🥰 Happy New Year my friend. May it be better and brighter for everyone ❤️

      • January 3, 2021 at 12:13 pm

        I will second that with a big AMEN!
        Hope you have a great day and week as well!

  2. January 3, 2021 at 5:51 am

    Raw emotion, beautifully expressed in a poem. So well done, Christine 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      January 3, 2021 at 8:03 am

      Thank you so much Chris. I wish you a Happy New Year ☺️💕

      • January 3, 2021 at 8:32 am

        May 2021 bring you many good things xxx

      • Christine Bolton
        January 3, 2021 at 10:12 am

        Thank you Chris. You too 🥰

  3. January 3, 2021 at 4:36 am

    Oh, Christine! So painful yet beautiful! So you.
    Happy New Year, my dear. 🥰❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      January 3, 2021 at 8:05 am

      Thanks Punam. We all make mistakes so I hope it resonates with others ☺️🥰💕 Happy New Year dear friend.

      • January 3, 2021 at 12:35 pm

        You are welcome, dear.

  4. January 2, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    Ouchie.. prolonged goodbyes only carve more scars

    • Christine Bolton
      January 2, 2021 at 11:30 pm

      Isn’t that the truth Ivor! Happy New Year my friend ☺️💕

  5. January 2, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    A very poignant poem Christine

    • Christine Bolton
      January 2, 2021 at 11:30 pm

      Thank you dear Sadje. Happy New Year to you. 💕☺️

      • January 3, 2021 at 1:04 am

        Thanks 🙏

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