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White Lies

White Lies

This Christmas will be white
But not with virgin snow
The tree is bedecked with tinsel
But it twinkles minus the glow
The festivities a non-event
The food just a necessity
The only present to unwrap
Was the gift of a penalty
Without someone to love
The holiday holds no appeal
A person alone can be
Regarded as a fifth wheel
Composing yourself for
The inevitable questions
Answering with white lies
Avoiding unwanted suggestions
Eventually it will be over
and be gone for another year
Next time it might be different
Perhaps I could disappear 

Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

This poem is for anyone who might be spending Christmas alone.
My heart is with you ❤️

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The moon is still dark

Where you once stood

Refusing to shine its light

Hiding under the cloud’s hood

The days are long

Nights full of shadows

You will never return

I am left to suppose


Emptiness lives where

My heart used to be

It went with you

When you chose to flee

Leaving me alone

Stripped of my soul

Naked and in darkness

It has taken its toll


Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©


In response to Reena’s Exploration Challenge #62 – The moon is dark

Photo by Zohre Nemati on Unsplash

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Truncated from my other half
Robbed of my powers
I search the world
For a lifetime
Looking for my twin
Calling from the highest towers

He is out there
I hear his voice calling
Driven to find
The missing piece
I push forward
No fear of falling

Every part of my being
Takes me to a milestone
Where you might be
If there is a soul mate
for everyone
Why do I wander alone?

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

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Wishing to feel numb
As an object floating down a river
No thoughts in my head
Luxurious indifference
Ignoring what must be considered
Until I pull the last thread

Not wanting to feel anymore
Bone and muscle crushing pain
Body aching from the anguish
Mind full of blackness
Dark thoughts of anger
Unable to vanquish

Moving in slow motion
Ignoring the sounds in my head
Careful not to experience
More of the same debilitating madness
Avoiding the inevitable outcome
Preferring one more day of tarriance

Not being able to choose who loves us
Standing open hearted and vulnerable
Selecting those who deliver misery
How low is that bar we refuse to hold high
Inevitably making it possible
For enemies to write our history

Beauty turned to ashes
Crumbled words spoken
Hearts broken into shards of glass
Amorous touches brushed away
Love murdered with malice
Ultimately arriving at an impasse

If time is an illusion
Years together count for nothing
Then what matter is the waste
If treated with disdain
Expendable thoughts, disposable feelings
All that’s left is a bitter aftertaste

Leave me in peace
To release the past
Yearning for blissful oblivion
Memories cruelly haunting
Demands that will never be met
Unable to meet your criterion

Moving forward in silence
Embracing the blindside
Avoiding each another
Are we practicing being alone
Remembering how it was
When there was no one other

Christine Bolton

In response to The Daily Word Challenge: Amorous

Daily Word Prompt: Blindside

Fandango Words of The Day: Object

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