As I look into your eyes

Listening to whimpering cries

I know I am smitten

Nothing can spoil

or attempt to foil

Because it has been written


From my strength you draw

life’s blood in your claw

as you take shelter

But the lies and conceit

will always repeat

Know that in hell you will swelter


For you I will fight tigers

And deal with the liars

In order to insulate

I promise to keep you safe

Until my hands are chafe

My life’s work to facilitate


Your beauty is brilliant

Your body resilient

You are surely tough

A blast from the skies

In rain it cries

No umbrella is enough


My love will you protect

and never neglect

as long as I do live

I’ll shelter you from harm

your enemies disarm

and forever forgive


Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

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  12 comments for “Primal

  1. October 18, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    I’m going through some of your poems here. You express yourself beautifully. I’m glad I found your blog.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 18, 2018 at 6:38 pm

      Thank you so much! That means a lot to me 🙂

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    • Christine Bolton
      October 17, 2018 at 3:38 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

  3. October 15, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    i take this today as prayer of protection over my own self, body and soul – i love it!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 15, 2018 at 9:25 pm

      Thank you Gina. Btw, I saw you had a book review yesterday for the The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, but then the post disappeared. I just wanted to say I saw the movie! I think it was a Netflix Production. What an amazing film! I loved it. The book must be equally, if not more so, enjoyable 🙂

      • October 16, 2018 at 12:45 am

        it wasn’t meant to be published i accidentally copied it into a post when it should have been an article for some thing else. happy you caught a glimpse of it though and that you love the movie. it is one of my favourites. i have so many quotes from it and Lily James reminds me of myself, clumsy and over eager and believing in something bigger and better than herself. The book is just as amazing and i have a special place i keep it just so I can look at it as I dream of when my Heathcliff comes for me!

      • Christine Bolton
        October 16, 2018 at 7:50 am

        I’m sure you’re not clumsy at all 🙂. Heathcliff is out there and he’s looking for you. 💕

      • October 16, 2018 at 9:18 am

        thanks Christine for your lovely words.

  4. October 15, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    Beautifully expressed Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 15, 2018 at 3:48 pm

      Thank you Helene 💕

  5. October 15, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    Beautiful and bold words Christine. ❤️

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