I am a Rock

I am a Rock

This small round stone
Has warmed in my hand
It is smooth and colorful
From where did it come?
Perhaps the hinterland

How did it get here?
Who has held too?
Was it part of something
much bigger
Or just a rock in the fescue?

Energy from the pebble
Is soothing my soul
I am connected to nature
At peace with myself
And feeling ultimately whole

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ยฉ

In response to D’Verse Poets Tuesday Challenge from Sarahย Mindfulness

We were asked to hold an object for a period of time and then write about it.

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  30 comments for “I am a Rock

  1. September 26, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    Something solid to grasp that gives us confidence. I like that. Every time I see that title “I am a Rock!” I thing of Simon and Garfunkle’s song!!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 26, 2018 at 5:39 pm

      Yes, me too! One of my favorite songs and Paul Simonโ€™s Word were sheer poetry ๐Ÿ™‚

      • September 26, 2018 at 8:37 pm

        Very powerful for sure!

  2. September 26, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    This is very nice… the connection through that smooth rock seems so real

    • Christine Bolton
      September 26, 2018 at 3:40 pm

      Thanks so much Bjorn. Iโ€™m so pleased you liked it ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. paeansunplugged
    September 26, 2018 at 11:19 am

    This is lovely Christine…our musings take us anywhere.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 26, 2018 at 11:52 am

      Thank you Punan ๐Ÿ˜Š. Yes lifeโ€™s little escapes, precious.

  4. September 26, 2018 at 9:07 am

    I do that, pick up small stones and hold them, and I too often feel they are holding me, there’s something about stones and rocks

    • Christine Bolton
      September 26, 2018 at 9:23 am

      Yes! Definitely an energy ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for reading.

      • September 26, 2018 at 9:24 am


  5. September 26, 2018 at 8:25 am

    So inspiring and liberating, dear. Thank you for putting this out there.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 26, 2018 at 8:52 am

      Thanks Ragazza ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. September 26, 2018 at 3:47 am

    Stones and pebbles are wonderful things to hold. I love the way they soak up the heat from my hand and I love the way you’ve conveyed that in your poem, Christine.I also love the way you explore not only the stone but also its origins and its soothing power.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 26, 2018 at 8:50 am

      Thank you Kim. Iโ€™ve always felt that way and it seems from the responses to this poem, I am not alone ๐Ÿ™‚โค๏ธ

  7. September 26, 2018 at 1:48 am

    I like the way the pebble connects you to nature, and to other people. We are part of a complex network. And there’s something so soothing about a rounded stone.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 26, 2018 at 8:48 am

      Yes! Thank you so much Sara ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. September 25, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    I like the question about who has held the rock before.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 25, 2018 at 11:22 pm

      Yes, it always makes me wonder ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. September 25, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    yes i feel the energy you have created here too Christine, that rock could have traveled to you and be held in the same fascination by people and creatures you never knew. all connecting us with each other, imprints we leave can sometimes be picked up when we hold them

    • Christine Bolton
      September 25, 2018 at 11:11 pm

      Yes exactly Gina! It soothes me to think that way ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. September 25, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    Your rock of ages
    Turns many pages

    • Christine Bolton
      September 25, 2018 at 11:12 pm

      ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for reading Ivor

  11. September 25, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    That you held it and felt the permanence of it, It connected you to the ageless past and gave you tranquility, timeless!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 25, 2018 at 11:13 pm

      Yes, that’s true. I find it very calming. Thanks for reading it . ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. September 25, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    I also like holding small stones and wondering about them.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 25, 2018 at 9:49 pm

      I find them very therapeutic! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. September 25, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    I love this, Christine. I could feel healing from the pebble too. Jordan

    • Christine Bolton
      September 25, 2018 at 11:15 pm

      Thank you Jordan. I’m happy you liked it ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. September 25, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    Rocks are so grounding, ‘connecting’ as you say – lovely.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 27, 2018 at 3:56 pm

      Thank you so much ๐Ÿ˜Š

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