In The Lonely Hours – Poem of the Month – December 2022

In The Lonely Hours

In the lonely hours
consumed with the things I cannot control
I drown in the sadness of my life
My decisions, right at the time
are haunting and daunting
Fearing no escape from the gate-less prison
of my choices
Guilt overwhelms as duty reigns supreme
When all seems lost
a caring person breaks the spell
on a mind paralyzed with fear
The words, so simple
but clarifying and freeing

Just walk away

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  7 comments for “In The Lonely Hours – Poem of the Month – December 2022

  1. December 30, 2022 at 4:34 pm

    Wow!! Really loved this! Very interesting take on the prisoner’s dilemma – where the prisoner holds the key to freedom! Or like the Monkey trap – where the obvious and simple solution is not even contemplated.

    An interesting alternate ending to your last line might be – LET GO – And Run Away!!! Ha.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 1, 2023 at 12:05 pm

      Thanks Chuck! I do love your suggestion. Very funny. Happy new year to you my friend. I hope it’s good for you. ❤️☺️

  2. December 29, 2022 at 10:11 am

    Sometimes walking away is the best and only option

    • Christine Bolton
      December 29, 2022 at 1:59 pm

      Indeed it can be Sadje. ☺️💕

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  3. December 29, 2022 at 10:01 am

    Words to live by…very well said

    • Christine Bolton
      December 29, 2022 at 1:58 pm

      Thanks Christine ☺️💕

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