Category: Pain

Demoralized

Demoralized

Like a flower kept from the sun
Or an animal trapped in a cage
Her growth was stunted
No longer remembering
how she got to this place
Her razor edge, now blunted
 
Isolated from those who cared most
Living in the well of loneliness
Slowly and surely marginalized
Her passion for excitement lost
Becoming redundant in life
Existing but completely demoralized
 
 
 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Prompt:
The Well of Loneliness - Go Dog Go Cafe
Christine's Writing Prompt by Radclyffe Hall

Image by engin akyurt from Pixabay

After the Love Has Gone

After the Love Has Gone

After the love has gone
and the hierarchy shifts
There is always a winner
and of course, a loser
and the taking back of gifts
 
Who will be my advocate
in this frazzled, ugly mess
Serenity long gone
just hurt and anger remain
and you couldn’t care less

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Hierarchy - WotD

Serene - RDP

Advocate - FOWC

Extinction

Extinction

Here I feel safe
in the tranquil coolness
of the rocks
Unseen
by the outside world
A place where I can
heal, away from the 
madness that is you
 
Ordering me, bullying,
complaining until
my mouth works
silently
Logic suppressed
while you rant,
threaten
and intimidate
 
When did I become
the scared rabbit
fleeing from the predator
who wants to annihilate?
Who will not be happy
until my extinction
is complete


Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Sue Vincent's
Write/Photo Challenge - Within

Explode

Explode

I am troubled
Loving you so much
I forgive behavior
and rudeness
so I may feel your touch
 
I am deaf to those
hurtful words you speak
choosing to ignore
it will stop soon, I know
I have become meek
 
I take it, and take it
until one day I explode
Everything suppressed
Now spewing forth
and on you bestowed
 
In the silence
an aftermath of devastation
Stinging, burning
breaking of hearts
Living in condemnation
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompt

Take - Daily Addictions

Image by WikiImages from Pixabay 

Over

Over

Does the marriage end
when all respect
for the other is gone
When selfishness rules
kindness forgotten
The battle is never won
 
Where did this all begin
Forgetting there are two 
in a marriage, not one
One gives, the other takes
and takes and takes more
When all is said and done
 
Taking care of you every day
not that you ever notice
Always too quick to deny
Too absorbed with yourself
to see what I might need
There is no good in goodbye
 
When the love has gone 
There is no point in staying
Our opinions differ too much
on this contentious matter
No one is listening anymore
Using the other as a crutch
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Where SoCS
Differ - FOWC
 

Relinquishing

Relinquishing

Slipping into
the liquid darkness
so deep it could drown me
Allowing it swallow and
wash away the torment
It is where I want to be
 
Let the coldness
of the water take me
to another place
I will not be missed
Remembered, maybe
Leaving just a trace

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Image by Pexels from Pixabay 

Breakdown

Breakdown

Three days of silence
since we argued
Not unusual for us
but see no signs
of intended repair
 
As if charting
the breakdown
of our marriage
Transitioning
to nowhere
 
Dark thoughts
random yet broad
Preparing for the worst
Something, anything
Considering my welfare
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Broad - WotD
Transition - RDP
Random - FOWC

Note: This is fiction

Fallen Star

Fallen Star

Through my
thinly-veiled
fear
I watch as
my star fell
to the earth
and I saw
our love
lay dying
in the dirt
 
There it stood
in relief
proud of the soil
where you
would pick it up
and then
cast it aside
hurting me 
as only you could
 
You, my prince
who promised
me the world
Now destroying
my happiness
Banishing me
to the wilderness
as if I never existed
How little I knew
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
 
Go Gog Go Cafe - The Little Prince
Go Dog Cafe - Promote yourself Monday

Photo by Averie Woodard, Unsplash

The Darkening

The Darkening

Without warning
winter descended on her heart
There was no autumn
No preparation
Just the instant freeze
shocking her from the warmth
of summer sun
 
He had arrived
selling her his snake oil
and charms
Light filtered into
her gloom, reviving her
taking her from
the darkness
 
Like new birth in spring
she had come alive
once more
Everything had meaning
and she smiled again
His gift was now hers
to share with all
 
Yet in just one
stolen heartbeat
he had left without a trace
She was alone again
Sadness darkening her sunlight
Once more
A never-ending story

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Christine's Daily Writing Prompt
at Go Dog Go Cafe - Never-ending story

Leaving

Leaving

I know you are leaving me
and I start to lose control
You are walking away
with my heart and my soul
 
Not a moment’s hesitation
before you open that door
I am already your history
as I slump to the floor
 
You take all that I have
And then some more
I am an empty vessel
with nothing left to pour
 
How does it feel
to have this much power?
This, my question to you
Received a deadly glower
 
There is hatred in your eyes
and I can see my reflection
A shadow of my former self
I will be your last abjection
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompt
Hesitate

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