Once I Loved You

Once I Loved You

Once when stars were aligned
and fate stepped in
One kiss sent shivers
down a spine
I loved you

In joyful days
when sunshine tingled
bare skin
and twilight brought romance
I loved you

In the sultry evenings
of deep summer
listening to soft music
lingering in fragrant air
I loved you

When love was tested
with sickness you disappeared
within your own self pity
leaving me locked out, but
I loved you

Every day I was there balancing
on the edge of your anger
In your mind I was to bear blame
for what happened to you, yet
I still loved you

Over time I had become
your whipping boy
as I was the closest
Your recovery came too late
I no longer love you


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  13 comments for “Once I Loved You

  1. January 25, 2023 at 5:45 pm

    So powerful. Thank you!

    • Christine Bolton
      January 25, 2023 at 6:49 pm

      Thank you Terra ☺️

  2. December 24, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    Such a direct and strong message Christine

    • Christine Bolton
      December 26, 2022 at 8:53 am

      Thank you Sadje ☺️❤️

      • December 26, 2022 at 11:30 am

        You’re most welcome

  3. December 24, 2022 at 3:22 pm

    Christine the trajectory is familiar. Each time “another little piece of [your] heart” is broken until the love is gone 🙁 If only we could keep the loving memories and have the cruel ones excised.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 24, 2022 at 4:15 pm

      Yes Lisa. It’s as if we are riding in a car that keeps hitting a wall. We are getting battered a little more each time until the relationship ends up on life support. 🫥
      Thanks for reading and understanding ❤️☺️ Merry Christmas to you and your family. 🌲🧑‍🎄

      • December 24, 2022 at 4:26 pm

        <3

  4. December 24, 2022 at 3:16 pm

    So captivating lines💝. Only true lovers can feel this🌸

    • Christine Bolton
      December 24, 2022 at 4:13 pm

      Thank you Laiba ☺️💕

      • December 25, 2022 at 5:42 am

        Welcome❤

  5. December 24, 2022 at 2:46 pm

    Damn. This is powerful ❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      December 24, 2022 at 3:12 pm

      Thanks Paula. It’s life 😕❤️

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