Where do we go from here? by Christine Bolton

Where do we go from here?
by Christine Bolton
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Where do we go from here?
Now the love has gone
and open wounds will not heal
Wanting to move on
but paralyzed limbs
are planted in stone

Neither wanting to make a decision
Who will go first
to choose freedom?
Is that what it will be? Free from each other?
Did we try hard enough, if at all?

Too in love to let it go
and break the tie that binds
Who is fooling who?
The love is missing
What magnetic force is in play?

Is it time to rip off the Band Aid
we plastered on the cuts and bruises
from angry words weaponized?
Time to stop kissing better
those things that won’t ever?

I will mourn each day
Because he is gone
You are now living in his body
But you are not him
You are a shadow of who he once was

You look like him
But you are someone else
A person I don’t know
A stranger in my midst
who sees someone else
when he looks at me

Where do we go from here?

Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing
All Rights Reserved

ABOUT US 

Welcome to MasticadoresUSA.

MasticadoresUSA was founded by Juan Re Crivello as part of Gobblers/Masticadores in 2021. Its current editor is Gabriela Marie Milton.

MasticadoresUSA features talented writers of poetry and short prose. We primarily publish writers who write in English, and are based in the USA. However, while the publication language remains English, we also welcome the work of our fellow writers from all over the world.

What do we want to bring to our readers? Edgar Allan Poe once wrote: Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words. This is what we are committed to bringing to you. And that’s not an easy endeavor. 

SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES 

If you want to submit, please send your work – poetry and/or short prose – to gabrielamariemilton@gmail.com. In addition to the piece(s), you want to have published, we need your name, and the address of your site. Submit your work as a docx attachment – not in the body of the email. Limit your submission to two pieces.  We do not accept pieces longer than 300 words.

What are the themes that we are looking for? Surprise us!

However, MasticadoresUSA does not publish any work that contains racist, homophobic, sexist, and hate talk of any kind.

Looking forward to your submissions. 

7 Comentarios Agrega el tuyo

  1. jonicaggiano dice:

    Beautiful writing. Many have experienced this situation and you described it so well.

    “ Wanting to move on
    but paralyzed limbs
    are planted in stone”

    So nice to meet you there.

    Joni

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      1. jonicaggiano dice:

        My pleasure. ❤️❤️

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  2. Brad Osborne dice:

    An exceptional poem! I love the questioning perspective at a time in the relationship well beyond the pain and anger, where acceptance is known and direction is the only unknown. Well written!

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    1. Thanks Brad. I really appreciate it ☺️

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  3. powerful poem Christine!
    Love these lines
    «Wanting to move on
    but paralyzed limbs
    are planted in stone

    Neither wanting to make a decision
    Who will go first
    to choose freedom?»
    💖

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