Zero to Crazy – An Awakening

Zero to Crazy – An Awakening

In the stillness
of the dawn
There is a chance
for a new beginning
A time to cast away
that which no longer works
The mangled
and exhausted dialogue
Repeated endlessly
and accepted as gospel
A new language
to be learned
and a fresh way
of communicating 
My beloved
I fear we are
at an impasse
My heart
fights with my head
and it will always win
I languish in the love
and you thrive in the war
Zero to crazy
in three seconds
is no longer the norm
It must end
It did end
and this is the new dawn
Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
All Rights Reserved

Ingrid is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight and has prompted us with
writing a poem about pain that we have experienced but have come out
on the other side letter and stronger.  I went back into my Poetry for
Healing archives as I remembered writing this in October 2019. I think
it fits the prompt.

Image by Devalei Love from Pixabay 


  21 comments for “Zero to Crazy – An Awakening

  1. November 29, 2021 at 5:50 pm


  2. October 17, 2021 at 10:56 am

    Indeed… sometimes it has to fully end before it can start again.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 17, 2021 at 1:54 pm

      Yes, that is a true statement. Thanks 😊

  3. Christine Bolton
    October 13, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    Thanks Punam ☺️❤️

  4. October 13, 2021 at 3:18 pm

    Christine, like everyone else I too loved ‘Zero to crazy
    in three second’!❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      October 20, 2021 at 8:24 am

      Thanks Sadje ☺️💕

    • Christine Bolton
      October 20, 2021 at 8:26 am

      Oops I meant Punam! Sorry dear ☺️💕

      • October 20, 2021 at 2:55 pm

        No worries. 😊❤️

  5. sanaarizvi
    October 13, 2021 at 2:01 pm

    This is so poignant! I resonate with the image of “zero to crazy,”.. and have been through it myself. We deserve better 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      October 13, 2021 at 6:58 pm

      Oh do we ever Sanaa!! Let’s all say “Never again” ☺️❤️

  6. Helen L Dehner
    October 13, 2021 at 12:21 am

    “Zero to crazy.” These three words gave your poem a wonderful jolt of reality! Well done.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 13, 2021 at 12:48 pm

      Thanks Helen 💕 I’m sure many of us have witnessed someone going from zero to sixty, if we are honest 😳

  7. October 13, 2021 at 12:04 am

    ‘Zero to crazy
    in three seconds’

    – this is such a powerful image! I am pleased you made it out of this situation and found your way to a new dawn. 😊❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      October 13, 2021 at 12:47 pm

      Thanks Ingrid. Once we can acknowledge it, then we can move on. ☺️💕

  8. October 12, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    I love the way you ended the poem (and the relationship and moved on to a new dawn.)

    • Christine Bolton
      October 13, 2021 at 12:46 pm

      Thanks Lisa. It was the only sane outcome ☺️

      • October 13, 2021 at 9:05 pm

        You’re welcome 🙂

  9. October 12, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    So well written Christine. Zero to crazy has to end, must end, has ended.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 12, 2021 at 10:29 pm

      Thanks Sadje. I wrote this a couple of years ago. Brought it out again tonight to share ☺️💕

      • October 12, 2021 at 11:48 pm

        You’re welcome.

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