One Liner Wednesday

Ever had one of those days where no matter how hard you tried it felt like you were going nowhere? One step forward and two steps back? This Far Side Cartoon reminded of when I needed “shepherding”

Have a great Wednesday!

In response to Linda G. Hill’s One Liner Wednesday



As the last rays of sun
stretch down to touch the earth
and the final leaf falls from the tree
I will still be here, waiting
for you and all that it is worth
Let the darkness come
and smother me with dread
For I will soon know
whether you will finally come
or my fear will tear me to shreds
A lifetime spent in anticipation
of this moment to arrive
When love be requited
and we are together at last
so my heart will revive
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Sue Vincent's Thursday Write/Photo Challenge

Sarah is hosting tonight at D'Verse Poets and
has prompted has with poetry about waiting
D'Verse Poets - Waiting



What is missing inside of me
that refuses to believe
I am worth more?
That this treatment
I have received
is acceptable?
Instead of being taken
to the top of the mountain
I was left to rot in a ditch
Declarations of love
Duplicitous, dishonorable
yet believable
Now I am a warrior
fighting for her life
with amputated limbs
My heart in need of healing
Doubting and doubtful
Scarred with cynicism
Why do I fear abandonment
by someone capable
of delivering cruelty?
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Missing - RDP
Duplicate (Duplicitous) - FOWC
Doubtful - Daily Addictions

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay 

Song Lyric Sunday – House of the Rising Sun

Jim Adams has prompted us with Wall, House, Floor and Roof for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday. I went with the House of the Rising Sun by The Animals from 1964. Fifty five years on and this song is still strong. It is iconic and I never grow tired of hearing it. I love Eric Burdon’s soulful, raspy voice! Hope you enjoy it too.

Although The Animals became famous from recording this song with their own arrangement, it is a very old blues/rock song. There is a great backstory and I have included the link here.

House of the Rising Sun
The Animals

There is a house in New Orleans
They call the Rising Sun
And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy
And God, I know I'm one

My mother was a tailor
She sewed my new blue jeans
My father was a gamblin' man
Down in New Orleans

Now the only thing a gambler needs
Is a suitcase and trunk
And the only time he's satisfied
Is when he's on a drunk

Oh, mother, tell your children
Not to do what I have done
Spend your lives in sin and misery
In the house of the rising sun

Well, I got one foot on the platform
The other foot on the train
I'm goin' back to New Orleans
To wear that ball and chain

Well, there is a house in New Orleans
They call the Rising Sun
And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy
And God, I know I'm one



Sun glistening on the water
Dazzling, dancing, diamonds
Sparkling in the early evening light
Jewels courtesy of nature’s beauty
Enchanting, exquisite, ethereal
Gifted as day turns into night
Clouds transforming to Indigo blue
As daylight is washed from the sky
Transforming, stunning in simplicity
A slice of moon illuminating the way 
Stars signaling the end of the day
Guilty only in their complicity
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©


Simplicity - RDP

Blue - Stream of Consciousness Saturday
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