Recycled

Recycled

Without warning
The chilly wind of rejection
Blustered
Sweeping away a lifetime 
Of laughter and love

Fragments of a life blown apart
Jagged and sharp
scraping and scratching
at unhealed wounds
Still leaving their bloody trails

Redacted, reused and then recycled
Shelf life expired 
Dispensed without further regard
Callously and cruelly
cast away

Darkness would come soon
The relief of blackness
Veiling a pain-stricken face
Not wanting to remember
The ghosts from a past best forgotten 


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  22 comments for “Recycled

  1. sanaarizvi
    December 12, 2021 at 12:34 pm

    This is incredibly hard-hitting and poignant, Christine! Yes, some things are best left forgotten. 💝💝

    • Christine Bolton
      December 12, 2021 at 7:50 pm

      Indeed Sanaa. Dead and buried 👍☺️

  2. December 12, 2021 at 11:05 am

    So sad to end up like this… still there must be an opening somewhere.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 12, 2021 at 7:49 pm

      Hopefully out and away 😦

  3. December 11, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    Raw with the pain of past rejection. Yes, “best forgotten.”
    Pax,
    Dora

    • Christine Bolton
      December 16, 2021 at 9:03 am

      Thanks so much Dora. I always appreciate it ☺️💕

  4. December 11, 2021 at 12:44 pm

    Poetry for Healing sounds good. Thank you 😊🌍

    • Christine Bolton
      December 16, 2021 at 9:04 am

      Thank you ☺️

  5. December 11, 2021 at 3:00 am

    Oh, this is raw, Christine: that pain of rejection cuts deep: until we learn to accept ourselves 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      December 11, 2021 at 8:35 am

      Thanks so much Ingrid ☺️💕

    • December 11, 2021 at 3:00 pm

      Pulsating with raw pain! So well expressed, Christine.

  6. Ain S
    December 10, 2021 at 2:38 pm

    Well I felt every word, and those words are powerful…..yes, is tough, and it really is…

    • Christine Bolton
      December 10, 2021 at 9:11 pm

      Thanks Ain. I’m so pleased it resonated with you. ☺️💕

  7. December 10, 2021 at 2:18 am

    The last two lines are the ultimate truth.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 10, 2021 at 8:35 am

      Thank you Reena. I agree ☺️

  8. December 9, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    A great poem, Christine. Life has a way of throwing us curve balls. We have seen it sweep away many smiles this past year or two.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 10, 2021 at 8:38 am

      Yes Dwight a definite increase in suffering the past few years. Thank you ☺️

      • December 10, 2021 at 10:21 am

        You are welcome!

  9. December 9, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    A heartbreaking poem Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 10, 2021 at 8:38 am

      It is sad isn’t it? Thanks Sadje ☺️💕

      • December 10, 2021 at 9:36 am

        You’re welcome!

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