Weary of this game called love
Exhausted by rules always broken
to serve the other’s purpose
Watching you justify your own
unacceptable behavior
as I become a target for calumny
You have so few redeeming qualities
that there is little left to respect
Let alone love
Where is the man once so principled?
So courteous and kind
All I see is someone selfish and cruel
And I am too tired to do this anymore

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Word Prompts

Calumny - RDP
Exhausted - Word of the Day
Redeem - FOWC

  13 comments for “Weary

  1. July 11, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    Great use of the prompts, but a sad poem. Hope everything is well?

    • Christine Bolton
      July 12, 2021 at 7:50 am

      Oh yes Sadje, thank you. All is well. I was writing about past experience. Warm wishes to you dear friend ☺️💕🌺

      • July 12, 2021 at 7:55 am

        Thanks Christine. Take care.

  2. July 11, 2021 at 3:41 pm

    Excellent use of the prompts, Christine and very well said!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 12, 2021 at 7:55 am

      Thanks dear Punam ☺️🌺

  3. July 11, 2021 at 3:34 pm

    Thank you for saying this for me, so eloquently. Precisely what I am feeling in this moment

    • Christine Bolton
      July 12, 2021 at 8:01 am

      I’m so happy it resonated with you. I have been there too and it is a difficult situation for many of us. It takes strength to recognize it and even more to do something about it. Hope you will be ok Marianna. ☺️💕 Thinking about you.

      • July 12, 2021 at 12:02 pm

        Thank you Christine ☺️🌸 I think poetry allows us to express our pain and transform into this beautiful writing. We all bleed in many ways, and only brave ones are turning it into art.

      • Christine Bolton
        July 12, 2021 at 6:50 pm

        Yes Marianna that us so true. I have a quote on my blog that says “Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason”. I think you would agree with that too. Take care ☺️💕🌺

  4. July 11, 2021 at 3:01 pm

    So sad that this sentiment rings true for most of us .

    • Christine Bolton
      July 11, 2021 at 3:26 pm

      Yes it certainly does. You just hit that wall and you can’t do it anymore 😕

      • July 11, 2021 at 3:28 pm

        Been there a few times , then we recover rebuild … and put ourselves through the same thing all over again , such is the drive to love and be loved .

      • Christine Bolton
        July 12, 2021 at 8:02 am

        Yes Andy. We cry over broken hearts that really never break, for a reason 💙

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