What Did I Do?

What Did I Do?

What cross do I bear?
What cruel wretch
must I have been
in another life?
My karma 
is penance for
some evil deeds
for which I must
be guilty
Because I pay the price
everyday living with
a psychotic vampire
sucking life’s blood
from my body
and oxygen from my brain

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  27 comments for “What Did I Do?

  1. February 10, 2022 at 4:27 am

    There are takers and then there are life-blood suckers, you name the experience well.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 10, 2022 at 10:47 am

      Thank you Paul. ☺️

      • February 11, 2022 at 9:34 am

        Very welcome Christine

  2. February 6, 2022 at 11:01 am

    There are those people who do suck the very air you breathe and take over your life. So well done Christine. Sorry for the late read- lots going on right now.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 6, 2022 at 12:06 pm

      Thanks Linda. Too true. Hope you are well, yes? ☺️💕

  3. February 4, 2022 at 5:04 pm

    Yikes! I hope this is fictional. Karma….ohhh I so wish it does come back around on some people.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 5, 2022 at 4:07 pm

      LOL. We all think that don’t we! ☺️💕

  4. sanaarizvi
    February 4, 2022 at 12:56 pm

    This is incredibly raw and evocative, Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      February 5, 2022 at 4:12 pm

      Oh thank so much Sanaa! I’m happy you liked it ☺️💕

  5. Beverly Crawford
    February 4, 2022 at 10:53 am

    There are so many paths to the “higher power” we seek….and that “higher power” wears many cloaks.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 4, 2022 at 1:25 pm

      Indeed Bev. It’s however we want to dress it.😦

  6. February 4, 2022 at 7:59 am

    Christine, I am taking two classes in Buddhism, one of them on Intro to Buddhism. This is a perfect poem on karma.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 4, 2022 at 8:18 am

      I do know that we sometimes believe certain things are our Karma when in fact that is not the case. Sometimes we are just with the wrong people. I’d love to hear your feedback on your course sometime Regina. Sounds fascinating ☺️💕

      • February 4, 2022 at 8:26 am

        I am finally connecting the dots on Buddhism, What is fascinating is that so much of each religion is the same, such as themes on love and avoiding greed, But, it seems to me that every heart tries to find a connection to someone or something bigger than us, superhuman, as a way to obtain hope that there is a world better than the one we occupy with his hatreds and ignorance.

      • Christine Bolton
        February 4, 2022 at 8:40 am

        Yes I agree Regina. I think we all crave that comfort to help us in life and we choose our own path towards that goal. Some are very similar and others no so much, up the basics are you point out are those that include love and sharing. We should all appreciate and accept the different choices in religions and not show anger towards anyone that follow a different road. I’m sure you will love that course ❤️

      • February 4, 2022 at 9:41 am

        I do, Christine. And for the reason you mentioned. As a Christian, I am having to learn for myself about other religions, so that I am not judgmental of other religions.

  7. February 4, 2022 at 7:39 am

    Heartbreaking, I hope this is fictional. If it’s not then I am so sorry!

    • Christine Bolton
      February 4, 2022 at 8:15 am

      Thank you so much ☺️💕

      • February 5, 2022 at 7:09 am

        strong stuff; I love a woman poet who speaks the truth; as for the concept of Karma, I much prefer the lesser known story about Jesus being asked by one of his disciples about someone befallen by illness ‘what must he have done in the past…’ to which Jesus replies: It is so for him to find the beauty and light of eternal life within (ok the last bit is paraphrased by me). Thanks. 🙂

      • Christine Bolton
        February 5, 2022 at 4:07 pm

        Yes, you’re right, we should all think about our actions as we go through life ☺️💕 Thanks stopping by and reading, commenting.

  8. Shawna
    February 4, 2022 at 6:43 am

    “living with
    a psychotic vampire”

    Sheesh. That sounds awful. But I like the phrase and all it might represent, out of context. In an asylum, for example. It would be an interesting Stephen King storyline, in other words.

    I’m sorry you’re in pain. But someone else’s behavior is NOT your fault. What a gift that you’re even willing to still care about people like that. I’m quite sure they deeply need your love and tenderness.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 4, 2022 at 8:20 am

      Thank you Shawna. Your words are very sincere and heartwarming. I like the Stephen King reference ☺️💕

  9. Ain
    February 4, 2022 at 4:44 am

    …………..could not be stronger……..stunning words…blown away..(and chat anytime you wish)

    • Christine Bolton
      February 4, 2022 at 8:24 am

      Thank you Ain. You’re so kind. I’ll bear that in mind my friend ☺️💕

  10. February 4, 2022 at 2:36 am

    Haunting questions at the beginning, Christine and a heartbreaking tale. 💔

    • Christine Bolton
      February 4, 2022 at 8:25 am

      Thanks Punam. It went with the day 😧

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