Tag: marriage



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



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
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

Shedding Skin

Shedding Skin

Once upon my being
I wished my life be freeing
From the ties that bind
Happiness held in escrow
Lost in someone’s shadow
Living a life so unkind

On the outside looking in
All you see is a shiny ring
Promises eventually shattered
Emotions begin ricocheting
and tempers escalating
A marriage becomes tattered

What was once excitement
Is sadly no longer vibrant
A relationship ugly and spiteful
Each partner throwing shade
Decisions need to be made
Whose testament is rightful

The battle exhausting
Divorce unrewarding
I carry myself with grace
Hope has diminished
My journey unfinished
I disappear without a trace


Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

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