Venting

Venting

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

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

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

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

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


Copyright ยฉ 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
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Word Prompts

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

  16 comments for “Venting

  1. 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’•

  2. 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

  3. August 28, 2021 at 9:46 pm

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

  4. 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

        ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

  5. 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

  6. 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’•

  7. 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

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