Stolen Love – A Puente

Stolen Love

Closeness of two bodies 
Huddled in chilly night air
Promises whispered 
in white smoke breath
Impending separation
Daunting, destroying
 
~ Togetherness uncertain ~
 
Stolen love has a price to pay
Lying to one, lying to all
Saying what has been said
to another is second-hand love
Impure and sullied
Unhappiness, loneliness
 
 
Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
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Merril is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight and has prompted
us with "Bridge".  We may either use the word in a poem
or write a "Puente". A poem linking two stanzas by a bridge (a puente)

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  24 comments for “Stolen Love – A Puente

  1. May 1, 2021 at 12:06 am

    Come over to read my blog🙏

  2. sanaarizvi
    April 29, 2021 at 1:18 pm

    A most gorgeous, gorgeous Puente, Christine! I agree, trust is the foundation of every relationship… which can easily be affected by lies. 💝💝

    • Christine Bolton
      April 29, 2021 at 8:55 pm

      Thank you Sanaa. I feel so bad for anyone caught up in a triangle 😢💔

  3. April 28, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    Christine, this song came to mind as I read your poem.

    https://youtu.be/Jg2oR91_r5I

    • Christine Bolton
      April 29, 2021 at 7:41 am

      Oh yes of course! Lying Eyes by the Eagles too

  4. April 28, 2021 at 3:10 pm

    The last stanza with all this deceit revealed made me think of how often this happen with people hurting each other.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 28, 2021 at 6:32 pm

      Yes, so sad

  5. April 28, 2021 at 10:48 am

    There’s a whole story here in these few words. It’s like a song.
    I really like “Promises whispered
    in white smoke breath” It’s so evocative. Thank you!

    • Christine Bolton
      April 28, 2021 at 12:30 pm

      Thanks Merril ☺️

      • April 28, 2021 at 2:37 pm

        You’re very welcome. 😀

  6. April 28, 2021 at 10:12 am

    A great puente Christine. This line says it all…
    Saying what has been said
    to another is second-hand love

    • Christine Bolton
      April 28, 2021 at 2:07 pm

      Thanks Dwight. I’m so happy you liked it ☺️

      • April 28, 2021 at 5:13 pm

        You are welcome!

  7. April 28, 2021 at 2:46 am

    Aww. This really makes me sad. It’s really well written, Christine.

    💔
    David

    • Christine Bolton
      April 28, 2021 at 2:06 pm

      Thanks David. Yes, it is a road to nowhere. Very sad 😢

  8. April 28, 2021 at 1:46 am

    A well written puente, Christine, and so true.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 28, 2021 at 2:06 pm

      Thank you so much Crystal ☺️

  9. April 28, 2021 at 12:30 am

    Very well written Christine

    • Christine Bolton
      April 28, 2021 at 2:05 pm

      Thank you dear Sadje ☺️💕

      • April 28, 2021 at 6:41 pm

        You’re welcome 😉

  10. April 27, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    This is lovely, the bridge line perfect.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 27, 2021 at 9:48 pm

      Thank you so much Helen ☺️💕

    • April 28, 2021 at 4:32 pm

      Such deep sadness washes over me reading this. White smoke carries such weight. Not just because everything goes up in smoke, but because it’s like a cry for help, before everything unravels.

      • Christine Bolton
        April 28, 2021 at 9:54 pm

        Yes Anna. It is always sad when you see people in this situation. Thank you so much for reading and commenting. ☺️💕

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