Darkness

Darkness

The shadow falls across your face
and I lose you once more to the darkness 
Your time in the sunlight limited
by your own demons
robbing you of happiness
Once more allowing the chaos
to rule our world, destroying harmony
I watch with sadness as you are
consumed with anger and demand
retribution for wrongs only you perceive
I step back in horror as I witness
the madness consuming you
and I pray silently for the light


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  22 comments for “Darkness

  1. October 1, 2021 at 7:45 pm

    Truth and pain well written Christine! 👍🏼

    • Christine Bolton
      October 2, 2021 at 1:56 pm

      Thanks so much Rob 🙂

  2. October 1, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    Christine, those first two lines describe what every abused, exploited, and/or co-dependent person recognizes and dreads. Powerful poem.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 2, 2021 at 1:58 pm

      Thank you Lisa. We all have demons I’m sure but to live with another’s is sometimes paralyzing. I feel for so many.

      • October 2, 2021 at 2:03 pm

        You’re welcome.

  3. October 1, 2021 at 11:13 am

    I know how hard its to not make these demons one’s own, until distance becomes the only answer.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 2, 2021 at 1:58 pm

      Yes, that is so true Ken.

  4. October 1, 2021 at 9:59 am

    This is powerful and resonant, Christine: how awful it is to watch someone be consumed by inner demons, particularly if it’s a loved one.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 2, 2021 at 2:03 pm

      Thank you Ingrid. Yes, you have to feel for them but you can’t it on or you’ll drown.

      • October 2, 2021 at 2:30 pm

        Exactly!

  5. October 1, 2021 at 8:24 am

    Horrible to watch that transformation & remain unable to reverse it.
    Awesome work, CB.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 1, 2021 at 9:12 am

      Thanks Ron. It can be polarizing for anyone experiencing it ☺️💕

  6. October 1, 2021 at 7:20 am

    the madness consuming you
    and I pray silently for the light

    One can well be affected with anger following discovery of unfairness. Great lines Christine!

    Hank

    • Christine Bolton
      October 1, 2021 at 9:11 am

      Thank you, as always, Hank ☺️💕

  7. October 1, 2021 at 4:53 am

    Oh, Christine! I could feel your words!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 1, 2021 at 9:10 am

      Thanks Punam. I was hoping someone would say that. ☺️💕

      • October 1, 2021 at 9:34 am

        Aww Christine! I always do. 🤗💞
        You are welcome.

  8. October 1, 2021 at 2:14 am

    powerful words…

    • Christine Bolton
      October 1, 2021 at 9:10 am

      Thank you! ☺️
      PS I love your name 🤣

  9. September 30, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    An evocative poem Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 1, 2021 at 9:09 am

      Thanks dear Sadje ☺️💕

      • October 1, 2021 at 9:15 am

        You’re welcome 😉

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