Tag: leaving

Go Swiftly – A Quadrille

Go Swiftly

Go swiftly
that I might mourn sooner
Leave me quickly so I will be free
from your discontent
You belong here no longer
I wish you well
in your pursuit of perfection
My loss is growth
already healing wounds
carved with your callousness
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All Rights Reserved

Sarah is hosting Monday Quadrille at D'Verse Poets
and prompted us with "Swift"  It could be about the
bird or speed.

A Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words excluding
the title

Word Prompts:

Free - Word of the Day
Pursuit - RDP

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Just Leave

Just Leave

I am exhausted
Weary of you now
I need to breathe
Somewhere else
Where you are not
spewing your toxicity
My head needs calm
and my heart, peace
There is neither
Where you are
I need to find
that safe place
To switch off from you
This time forever
So I do not have to
Listen to your 
false accusations
To justify your wrongs
Leave, go, get out
were your commands
I heard, I did, I went
Yet you are still unhappy
Your words still come
Hurtful, cruel, indelible
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

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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

Solitary Man

Solitary Man

I am haunted by your words
That lay heavy on my heart
We are only as strong
as the miles between us
Destined to be apart

There is a sense of dislocation
I am an empty vessel
With all the hangover
and none of the buzz
All these things I wrestle

Reflecting on our last night
Sitting in the park by the lake
The color of your eyes
In the moonlight
I melted like a snowflake

I was dancing on air
Until you laid out your plan
You were leaving me
Never to return
I am now a solitary man


Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:






OctPoWriMo – Poem a Day – #10 Dancing on Air

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