One Moonlit Night
You were young and beautiful, a breath of fresh air, and we all watched you with our jaws on the sidewalk.
Anything was possible for someone like you. So perfect you could hang the moon and the stars. I was completely smitten and let you wrap me around your little finger. I would have done anything for you.
One evening you agreed to take a walk with me along the bank of the river. That night I shared my true feelings with you, telling you how beautiful you were, and that your eyes twinkled like the stars in the sky. You laughed in my face. Your words cutting me like a knife.
In anger I placed my hands around your throat and squeezed until you laughed no more.
That night I dreamt I was the moon and you were the one who hanged me..
Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©
Sarah is hosting
tonight and she has prompted us with a flash fiction piece of 144 words exactly, using the words D’Verse Poets I dreamt I was the moon from the poem Full Moon by Alice Oswald.
Trying to untie
the macramé of my thoughts Knotted every which way Tightly bound and resistant to my attempts All I can do is hope for a fray The more I struggle the more it stings Words no longer coherent A jumbled mind looking for release from this cloud covering obscurant Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © Prompts Sting Coherent - Promote Yourself Monday Go Dog Go Cafe
Senryu Heavy rain falling Drowning my sorrows tonight Washing away pain Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
This week’s prompts from Jim Adams for
are Wedding, Marry, Diamond, Ring and Cake. I went with White Wedding by Billy Idol. Song Lyric Sunday
I hope you enjoy it. Have a great Sunday!
Lyrics White Wedding Billy Idol Hey little sister, what have you done? Hey little sister, who's the only one? Hey little sister, who's your superman? Hey little sister, who's the one you want? Hey little sister, shotgun! It's a nice day to start again It's a nice day for a white wedding It's a nice day to start again Hey little sister, who is it you're with? Hey little sister, what's your vice or wish? Hey little sister, shotgun, oh yeah Hey little sister, who's your superman? Hey little sister, shotgun! It's a nice day to start again It's a nice day for a white wedding It's a nice day to start again Pick it up! Take me back home, yeah Hey little sister, what have you done? Hey little sister, who's the only one? I've been away for so long I've been away for so long I let you go for so long It's a nice day to start again Come on it's a nice day for a white wedding It's a nice day to start again There is nothing fair in this world There is nothing safe in this world And there's nothing sure in this world And there's nothing pure in this world Look for something left in this world start again! It's a nice day for a white wedding It's a nice day to start again It's a nice day to start again It's a nice day to start again Source: Musixmatch Songwriters: BILLY IDOL White Wedding lyrics © Chrysalis Music, Boneidol Music, Woolly Puddin' Music, Scrapin' Toast Music, Irving Berlin Music Company, ESSEX MUSIC INC, CHRYSALIS MUSIC GROUP INC OBO BONEIDOL MUSIC
Senryu A cross word spoken Can never be taken back Without consequence Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
It is no one’s fault
That I find myself here By the water’s edge Where else would I be? Searching for answers as is my way I look up to the sky and count the stars framing the memory in my mind Remembering the last time Here with you I am not the prisoner living within your mind Nor your property but yet you judge me I came and left grateful to be free I picture the angle of your jaw that ever so slight smirk on your face your eyes, your hair, your voice Tiredness comes eventually and I am calm Resting now between the layers of my thoughts Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © Prompts Sue Vincent's Thursday Write/Photo - Calm - RDP Angle - SoCS Frame - Go Dog Go Cafe The Fault in our Stars - Mad about the Metaphor MLMM Saturday Mix
Senryu Those moments in time When we were young and in love In my heart always Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
Across the Universe
The flicker of movement
in the corner of my eye Warm breath on my neck A soft touch against my cheek These things Let me know of your presence When sadness consumes me or I dissolve in a meltdown the house lights will flash That little bird sitting on my shoulder Whispering in my ear and I know you’ve heard me These subtle messages of communication Imagined or not give me the strength I need to grow without you for you have gone now to somewhere else across the Universe Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © Word Prompts Universe Melt Image Jonny Lindner from Pixabay
Haiku Ospreys seen nesting Up on the telephone pole Safely out of reach Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
Haiku Water Moccasin Sleeping in its poisoned coil On the river bank Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©