Beyond Repair

Beyond Repair

My sadness consuming
We are so completely broken
The pieces of us now
in a thousand shards
scattered, carried by the wind

Crawling and crying
Scratched and bloodied 
I recover what I can
and reassemble the fragments
Knowing the damage is irreparable

Still I have to do something
Isn’t that what I am supposed to do?
Take the blame
and repair the wreckage
Isn’t that what I always do?

Impossible to find all the pieces
of a dysfunctional union
I am left holding
a misshapen, toxic mess that
will never function properly again

The realization is overwhelming
and I know I am obligated to
accept the inevitable 
My heart breaks even more
but now I accept it is done


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  17 comments for “Beyond Repair

  1. June 25, 2022 at 3:39 pm

    Acceptance and grief of it are impenetrable walls at times like the one you describe here. It’s just so hard to be open & loving when everything is rending. Whether the circumstances are personal or collective (or both), But what else are we going to do? Despair is such a terrible option and we cannot carry it indefinitely. So here’s to whatever gets you through the night.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 25, 2022 at 9:24 pm

      Thanks Brendan. I appreciate your kind words. I always write my way through life’s challenges. It doesn’t always solve the problem but it calms me down to be able to put things in perspective. 😑☺️

  2. June 24, 2022 at 7:18 am

    Beautiful depth.😢

    • Christine Bolton
      June 24, 2022 at 8:11 am

      Thank you my friend ☺️💕

      • June 25, 2022 at 2:43 am

        My pleasure.

  3. June 24, 2022 at 7:03 am

    Nice one Christine💞

    • Christine Bolton
      June 24, 2022 at 8:11 am

      Thanks Laiba ☺️💕

      • June 24, 2022 at 5:51 pm

        My pleasure❤

  4. June 24, 2022 at 4:36 am

    A raw and painful poem, Christine! But acceptance often leads to healing, as many of us know so well 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      June 24, 2022 at 8:10 am

      Indeed! Thank you Ingrid ☺️💕

  5. June 24, 2022 at 1:14 am

    Brilliantly expressed emotions Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 24, 2022 at 8:09 am

      Thanks dear Sadje ☺️💕

      • June 24, 2022 at 8:23 am

        You’re welcome my friend

  6. June 23, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    I feel this one 💔

    • Christine Bolton
      June 24, 2022 at 12:09 am

      Thank you Paula. I’m happy it resonated with you. ☺️💕

  7. June 23, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    Christine, this is extraordinary. It is moving, sad, filled with despair and then finally, acceptance. Beautiful! 😊

    • Christine Bolton
      June 24, 2022 at 12:08 am

      Thank you so much Gypsie. I’m happy you liked it ☺️💕

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