Escape from Chaos

Desperate to escape the chaos
I reach for my formula of medicine
Journal and writing implements in hand
Slipping quietly into oblivion

My thoughts become an epiphany
Exploding in my head
Furiously I write them down
Capturing all before they are dead

The clear night
Gave forth to brilliant stars
Lighting the sky
Like a fireflies in jars

The soft breeze
Was calming my soul
Musical leaves fluttering
I will soon again be whole

My words move quickly
Across the page
Reminiscent of ballerinas
Dancing on a stage

My heart empties
Its tears of pain
Forming verse so beautiful
Reminding me I am sane

When inside my head
Becomes dark and captured
I can set the demons free
With writings enraptured

Flowing effortlessly
Like waters in a stream
Unleashed onto paper
As if in a dream

Therapy for my head
The jumbled pieces of my brain
Coming together in harmony
My heart does not beat in vain

The pen is mightier than the sword
My words are my power
Grounded by my enlightenment
While adversaries inhabit ivory towers

Christine Bolton

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  8 comments for “Escape from Chaos

  1. October 15, 2018 at 10:11 am

    I love your last verse – stunning piece, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 15, 2018 at 10:16 am

      Thank you very much! 🙂 You know how much your words mean to me. So appreciated.

      • October 15, 2018 at 10:49 pm


  2. June 25, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    This is stunning. It was therapeutic just reading it.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 26, 2018 at 12:28 am

      Thank you so much Sophia. I appreciate it 😊

  3. June 24, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    Love this verse, ‘My heart empties it’s tears of pain, forming verse so beautiful, reminding me I am sane’. Beautiful 😊

    • Christine Bolton
      June 24, 2018 at 2:32 pm

      Thank you so much! 😊 I’m so happy I can touch someone.

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