Unanswered Questions

Unanswered Questions

The past only an arm’s length away 
A glimmer of what once was
still shines briefly in the darkness
where you now reside 

Savagely robbed of love far too soon
A life taken.  Snuffed out like a candle
Leaving your body paralyzed, unable to move
As if limbs had been amputated

How can a heart still beat when broken?
Thrown so cruelly into
the dark corners of the mind
where questions will go unanswered


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  25 comments for “Unanswered Questions

  1. May 1, 2022 at 11:05 am

    I think hearts beat being broken because there still is hope somewhere.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 1, 2022 at 1:41 pm

      That is the only way to look at it ☺️

  2. April 29, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    Beautifully written! Great closing lines!

    • Christine Bolton
      April 30, 2022 at 7:22 am

      Thank you Dwight ☺️

  3. April 29, 2022 at 10:17 pm

    A broken heart is a heavy burden to carry. Thanks for joining in.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 30, 2022 at 7:22 am

      Thank you Grace ☺️

  4. April 29, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    A hidden feeling of strong emotions. Great❤

    • Christine Bolton
      April 30, 2022 at 7:23 am

      Thank you Alaina ☺️

      • April 30, 2022 at 6:26 pm

        Welcome Christine❤

      • Christine Bolton
        April 30, 2022 at 11:59 pm

        I’m sorry, autocorrect changed your name to Alaina 🫤

      • May 1, 2022 at 2:53 pm

        It’s ok. I can understand

  5. April 29, 2022 at 4:41 pm

    You capture the broken heart feeling we all have experienced i some way when we reach a certain stage.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 30, 2022 at 7:24 am

      Thank you so much 😊

  6. April 29, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    ‘How can a heart still beat when broken’ ~~ I know this emotion / the answer for me was time / seemed it would never / could never end. Your poem is beautifully composed.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 29, 2022 at 1:31 pm

      Thank you Helen. I’m happy you found your way through it ❤️

  7. April 29, 2022 at 7:01 am

    These tragic experiences. How does the heart heal? An unanswered question indeed.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 29, 2022 at 9:23 am

      Thank you Merril. With time and forgiveness in our broken hearts, perhaps. If that’s ever possible 😢

  8. April 29, 2022 at 4:36 am

    Beautiful and haunting

    • Christine Bolton
      April 29, 2022 at 9:19 am

      Thank you Shashi ☺️

  9. April 29, 2022 at 4:00 am

    Your poetry finds its way…it goes where other verse does not, and finds its way to say the tragedy felt, seen, experienced.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 29, 2022 at 8:31 am

      Thank you Ain. As you know too well we are constantly reminded of the daily atrocities in The Ukraine and we cannot help but feel and ponder their excruciating and unnecessary pain of loss.

  10. April 28, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    Oh such an evocative poem Christine

    • Christine Bolton
      April 28, 2022 at 11:45 pm

      Thank you Sadje. I always appreciate your kind words 🤣❤️

      • April 29, 2022 at 2:11 am

        You’re most welcome

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