My thoughts erratic
scattered like dead leaves
In a barren field
Flying every which way
and confusing

My head spins 
As it tries to remember
Everything that needs to be done 
Not only for you but for me too
and daunting

My identity lost
Drowned in your pool
of needs and wants
Your incapacities
and exhausting

My sanity teeters
On the edge of unreason
Your only responses
indifferent and perfunctory
and disheartening

My energy level low
When did I become invisible?
A means only to your end
Being your caregiver
and demoralizing

Copyright ยฉ 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
All Rights Reserved

Word Prompts

My - Stream of Consciousness
Discipline - Word of the Day
Scattered- RDP
Field - FOWC

  18 comments for “Venting

  1. October 21, 2022 at 12:24 am

    so relatable christine! An old poem…but absolutely awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Christine Bolton
      October 21, 2022 at 8:09 am

      Thanks Carol Anne. It is so easy to get lost in somebody else, to our own detriment sometimes. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

  2. August 30, 2021 at 6:36 pm

    Painful feelings expressed in this poem.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 4, 2021 at 10:59 am

      Yes so true. Thanks Bernadette โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’•

  3. August 30, 2021 at 7:04 am

    Love it, Christine! It is poignant and lyrical. โค๏ธ๐ŸŒท

    • Christine Bolton
      September 4, 2021 at 10:55 am

      Thanks Punam โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒบ

      • September 4, 2021 at 2:37 pm

        My pleasure. ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ

  4. August 28, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    Inspiring poem ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐ŸŒทso touching ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐ŸŒน

  5. August 28, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    This is truly a brilliant poem ๐Ÿ’œ

    • Christine Bolton
      August 28, 2021 at 8:06 pm

      Thanks Willow! I appreciate it so much โ˜บ๏ธ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ’•

      • August 29, 2021 at 2:34 am


  6. August 28, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    Sad but well done. May hope abide with you.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 28, 2021 at 2:15 pm

      Thank you so much Oneta โ˜บ๏ธ๐ŸŒบ

  7. August 28, 2021 at 1:20 pm

    Intense! โค๏ธ

    • Christine Bolton
      August 28, 2021 at 2:18 pm

      Thanks Paula! โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’•

  8. August 28, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    Such a heartfelt poem

    • Christine Bolton
      August 28, 2021 at 2:13 pm

      Thanks Sadje โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’•

      • August 28, 2021 at 2:38 pm

        Youโ€™re welcome

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: