Into the Wallpaper

Into the Wallpaper

When did it happen? I do not recall
Thrilled at how intertwined our lives
had become in the short time
we had been together
Thinking of myself less and less
Putting you always front and center
It made me happy to do things for you
and you basked in the sunshine of my giving

One day I realized I no longer saw my friends
Making excuses to my family why I couldn’t see them
Noticing how others no longer addressed me
Everything was directed to you instead
I had become insignificant, isolated
It was as if I had disappeared into the wallpaper
Unseen, unheard, living in your shadow
This was your plan from the beginning

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday - Wallpaper

  9 comments for “Into the Wallpaper

  1. August 8, 2022 at 4:07 pm

    Spooky, yet describes coercive contol in a relationship eloquently.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 8, 2022 at 10:18 pm

      Thank you. Yes it was a bit spooky, I know, but that’s how creepy it can be for someone in that situation. 😧

  2. August 7, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    People come and go. And I believe that just because they left, doesn’t mean they’ll never return. People are put in our lives for good reasons and that’s what I felt from this! Love it. ☺️

    • Christine Bolton
      August 8, 2022 at 7:52 am

      Yes Eloisa, we learn something about ourselves with every person that enters our life. Im so happy you liked the poem ☺️💕

  3. August 6, 2022 at 12:15 pm

    Great depiction of how people can take over another.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 6, 2022 at 3:31 pm

      Yes, isnt it scary how that can happen. Thanks Sadje ☺️💕

      • August 6, 2022 at 8:44 pm

        Very true. You’re most welcome

  4. August 6, 2022 at 10:54 am

    What I like best – this could be any gender.

    • August 6, 2022 at 11:24 am

      Yes, exactly. This can happen to anyone Darnell 😢

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