The moon is still dark

Where you once stood

Refusing to shine its light

Hiding under the cloud’s hood

The days are long

Nights full of shadows

You will never return

I am left to suppose


Emptiness lives where

My heart used to be

It went with you

When you chose to flee

Leaving me alone

Stripped of my soul

Naked and in darkness

It has taken its toll


Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©


In response to Reena’s Exploration Challenge #62 – The moon is dark

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  23 comments for “Alone

  1. November 11, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    Really like the melancholy tone. Nice work!

    • Christine Bolton
      November 11, 2018 at 11:20 pm

      Thank you so much! 🙂

  2. November 11, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    Nice job 🙂 Once I’m not slogging through school and research papers, maybe I’ll get to try doing this more myself. Is it basically pasting the blog URL’s into each other’s post and comment section?

    • Christine Bolton
      November 11, 2018 at 9:41 pm

      Great! I look forward to seeing you there! If you click on the link at the end of my poem it will take you to Reena’s site where the prompt was. She gave directions and you’ll be asked to create a pingback so when you link to her it will share your info automatically. Sometimes pingbacks don’t always go through and then you’ll post straight into the comments. Pingbacks are easier for you. Good luck! 🙂

  3. Christine Bolton
    November 11, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    No thank you Reena! Some words just don’t speak to me, but yours always do 🙂💕

  4. November 11, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    Sad, but compelling! “You chose to flee” gave it a different twist, making me wonder what had actually happened.

    Thanks for joining in, Christine, after battling the writers’ block and then letting it all flow.

  5. November 11, 2018 at 8:40 pm

    This is beautifully woven Christine, so full of longing! 🙂❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      November 11, 2018 at 8:44 pm

      Thank you as always…you’re so kind to me 💕💕

      • November 11, 2018 at 11:22 pm

        Your words always speak to me, dear Christine. You are so welcome. 😊❤️

  6. November 11, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    This worked so well Christine. I have never tried using different prompts in my poetry. You are a pro at it. This poem is delightful.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 11, 2018 at 8:45 pm

      Oh thank you Hélène. Yours tonight was beautiful 🙂💕 Don’t sell yourself short.

      • November 11, 2018 at 8:52 pm

        Yes, but that is only one prompt. Not many of them in one poem…hehehe..

      • Christine Bolton
        November 11, 2018 at 9:42 pm

        It doesn’t matter at all. One or more, its all good 🙂

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      • November 11, 2018 at 8:53 pm

        Thanks you Christine. I will have to try several prompts in one poem sometime.

  7. November 11, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    Poignant and nostalgic. Lovely poem

    • Christine Bolton
      November 11, 2018 at 8:13 pm

      Thank you! I struggled all day on the other prompts. “Squirrel, Finesse, Unique”…ugh! Nothing was happening and then I saw Reena’s pretty first line 🙂👍

      • November 11, 2018 at 8:15 pm

        You nailed this one. Sometimes the prompts speak to you and sometimes, it’s a struggle. I don’t write if it’s not resonating with me.

      • Christine Bolton
        November 11, 2018 at 8:18 pm

        Yes, I didn’t write yesterday for the same reason. I have noticed that the prompts have started to repeat themselves too. One site used a word last week and another site is suggesting it this week. 😔

      • November 11, 2018 at 8:22 pm

        That’s true. Or they are similar. Some people collect them for 4-5 days and use them I one post. That seems like fun too. 😊

      • Christine Bolton
        November 11, 2018 at 8:31 pm

        I like to weave three or four into mine. Some days they just don’t go together! Like this weekend 😆

      • November 12, 2018 at 12:07 am


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