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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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Like snowflakes falling
Silently in the night
I am unaware of the beauty
About to unfold in my sight

You stand in front of me
After a lifetime of years
Memories roaring back
Bringing with them tears

Separated as teenagers
Daddy with a shotgun
A baby on the way
Our parents come undone

You travel east
And I am sent west
Never meant to be
We were told it was for the best

You served our country
Our baby was adopted
Turning away from my family
It was never what I wanted

I left them all in the past
My spirit had been broken
Living a better life alone
Another word was never spoken

Here you are now
A ghost from before
A buried secret
We could never ignore

Your smile the same
It’s as if no time had passed
The lonely years forgotten
We are together at last

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

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