Where Do We Go From Here?

Where Do We Go From Here?

Now the love has gone 
and open wounds will not heal
Wanting to move on
but paralyzed limbs
are planted in stone
Neither wanting to make a decision
Who will go first
to choose freedom?
Is that what it will be? Free from each other?
Did we try hard enough, if at all?
Too in love to let it go
and break the tie that binds
Who is fooling who?
The love is missing
What magnetic force is in play?
Is it time to rip off the Band Aid
we plastered on the cuts and bruises
from angry words weaponized?
Time to stop kissing better
those things that won’t ever?
I will mourn each day
Because he is gone
You are now living in his body
But you are not him
You are a shadow of who he once was
You look like him
But you are someone else
A person I don’t know
A stranger in my midst
who sees someone else
when he looks at me
Where do we go from here?

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  30 comments for “Where Do We Go From Here?

  1. July 26, 2021 at 5:49 pm

    You’ve crafted the words I’ve been trying to come up with, the questions I face night after lonely night…. Beautifully written, thank you

    • Christine Bolton
      July 26, 2021 at 8:27 pm

      Thank you for your kind words. ☺️🌺 Unfortunately it resonates with many who are left wondering what went wrong. I wish you well and hope you can find your way to a better place ❤️ Come visit again any time.

  2. May 18, 2021 at 9:01 am

    Heartbreaking Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 18, 2021 at 9:38 am

      Thank you Linda. I hope you are doing well ☺️🌺

  3. sanaarizvi
    May 16, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    Oh Christine, this is so gorgeously poignant.. I have been there, and several times.. all I can say is .. it’s not easy to cope knowing the person whom we once loved so deeply is but a mere shadow or less.. that remains.. sometimes, we have to kiss a few frogs .. before finding the one that clicks.. that connects. 💝💝

    • Christine Bolton
      May 17, 2021 at 12:14 pm

      Thank you dear Sanaa for your heartfelt comment. Yes, I can see this poem resonated with many readers. Life and love can be glorious at times and yet so agonizing at others. ☺️😢💕🌺

  4. May 14, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    “You are now living in his body
    But you are not him”

    “who sees someone else
    when he looks at me”

    Painfully true and there is nothing left but pain to stay 🙁

    • Christine Bolton
      May 14, 2021 at 10:21 pm

      Sadly so Lisa 😢. I tell a take that is familiar to some

  5. May 14, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    So deep and honest. Beautifully written.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 14, 2021 at 9:20 pm

      Thank you Jude ☺️

      • May 15, 2021 at 6:47 am

        Always a pleasure 🍁🧡

  6. May 14, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    Like a gut-punch because I lived it …. writing about it isn’t easy ~ you managed it beautifully. Cheers.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 14, 2021 at 12:57 pm

      Thank you Helen. I’m sorry you have experienced it too, as have many 😢

  7. Beverly Crawford
    May 14, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    An oft-told tale. So hard to know when to keep trying and when to escape the constant yo-yo angst!

    • Christine Bolton
      May 14, 2021 at 12:56 pm

      That is so true Bev. I think the disbelief that is actually happening to you is paralyzing.

  8. May 14, 2021 at 11:51 am

    This is so sad! I’ve been there. It can be so heart-aching: not wanting to let go but knowing you need to.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 14, 2021 at 12:55 pm

      Thanks Ingrid. Many of us have been there. It is so sad when it happens and you just don’t know what to first. 😢😩

  9. May 14, 2021 at 11:17 am

    OMG Christine! This is such an awesome and raw post. Moving and sadly bittersweet! Written by one who has lived this or has a Master’s genius at capturing the life of another perfectly!! Bellissimo, Christine Bellissimo!!
    I’m hoping this is your fantastic creative ability and not autobiographical??

    • Christine Bolton
      May 14, 2021 at 12:54 pm

      Thank you dear Chuck. ☺️💕🌺 You are so kind. Most of what I write has some of me in there otherwise it would not be authentic ☺️
      Sadly, many out there have experienced the same.

      • May 19, 2021 at 7:12 pm

        That’s what made it so powerful!!

      • Christine Bolton
        May 19, 2021 at 7:50 pm

        Awww, ☺️💕🌺

  10. May 14, 2021 at 9:40 am

    So painful and aching, I’ve no doubt most of us can relate to this feeling. May there be brighter days ahead ~Much Love, Jason

    • Christine Bolton
      May 14, 2021 at 12:52 pm

      Thanks Jason. Yes, it is a subject that will resonate with many I’m sure. 😢

  11. May 14, 2021 at 9:37 am

    Your poem reminded me of a song by Filter, Christine:

    • Christine Bolton
      May 14, 2021 at 12:50 pm

      Oh I hadn’t heard this before! Same title too. Thanks for sharing with me Kim. ☺️

  12. May 14, 2021 at 8:18 am

    Absolutely stunning and right on the mark.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 14, 2021 at 8:26 am

      Thanks you dear Regina ☺️💕🌺

  13. May 14, 2021 at 12:59 am

    Such a heartfelt poem

    • Christine Bolton
      May 14, 2021 at 8:00 am

      Thank you dear Sadje ☺️🌺💕

      • May 14, 2021 at 8:00 am

        You’re welcome my friend

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