Redemption – Poem of the Month – July 2018


The morning star
Still visible in the early sky
A whisper of a breeze stirs the bushes
Releasing a butterfly

Big, lazy drops of rain
Fall dampening my hair
A dog barks in the distance
Under someone’s back stair

A cardinal sits high on a branch
Capturing the essence in his morning song
Squirrels squeak their messages
As if to play along

A plethora of flowers drink the rain
Puddles waiting to evaporate
Sunshine hiding inside clouds
Ready for the drops to dissipate

Raising my arms to the sky
I unfold the origami of my limbs
Stretching, hands open to the universe
And send up my sins

Another new day is here
Another chance for redemption
My thoughts become clear
As I witness the sun’s ascension

Gratitude warms my body
I know I have been blessed
The sun reflects the raindrops
And a rainbow manifests

Christine Bolton

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  18 comments for “Redemption – Poem of the Month – July 2018

  1. August 5, 2018 at 11:37 am

    Stunning! So vivid, so alive!

    As my way of letting you know I appreciate you and your posts, I have nominated you for the Mystery Blogger Award. I hope you know there is no obligation to participate, but I do want to highlight this fact here. There is also no time limit.

    It is of course all voluntary.

    Sending you many good wishes and blessings!
    Michèle 🌸

    Here is the link with all the details:

    • Christine Bolton
      August 5, 2018 at 11:40 am

      Oh my gosh thank you for your kind words. It means so much to me. 😊
      I will certainly look at it.
      Thanks again Michelle

      • August 5, 2018 at 11:44 am

        I mean it from the bottom of my heart. Your poetry is truly healing. You have a gift. 💖xo

      • Christine Bolton
        August 5, 2018 at 11:57 am

        Thank you … I needed that today 😌

      • August 5, 2018 at 11:58 am


  2. July 27, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    Love your work, Christine. Thank you for following BrewNSpew.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 27, 2018 at 6:57 pm

      Thanks so much Eugenia. I really appreciate it. It’s good to connect.

      • July 27, 2018 at 9:25 pm


  3. July 25, 2018 at 11:12 am

    Hi Christine, I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award on this blog x

    • Christine Bolton
      July 25, 2018 at 11:46 am

      Oh you’re so sweet to think of me Karen. I take it there’s no time limit on responding! 😊

      • July 25, 2018 at 12:00 pm

        You’re welcome. No time limit, whenever you can… It’s taken me months to deal with mine! 😀

  4. July 2, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    This is just gorgeous! Such an eloquent ink you carry in your pen. *smiles*

    • Christine Bolton
      July 2, 2018 at 10:23 pm

      Wow thank you! I could say the same to you. Yours are beautiful.

      • July 3, 2018 at 1:36 am

        Such kind words from you, Christine. Thank you. *smiles*

  5. June 28, 2018 at 11:46 pm

    “unfold the origami of my limbs” = Absolutely beautiful!

    • Christine Bolton
      June 29, 2018 at 9:18 am

      Thank you so much. I’m happy you enjoyed it 😊

  6. June 28, 2018 at 11:36 am

    Beautiful as always

    • Christine Bolton
      June 28, 2018 at 12:08 pm

      Thank you my friend 😊

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