The gold of your hair
Is fluid in my hand
Silken and soft
In millions of strands

The water covering our feet
Cool against the skin
Sensuous and evocative
But it covers many a sin

We tread precariously
On the slippery stones
Treacherous currents
Have taken many bones

Sad souls haunt the beauty
Of this tranquil space
Warning us of hidden danger
In a picturesque place

The undercurrent pulls
Me down into the drink
To the bottomless pit
I am destined to sink

The last thing I see
Is your flaxen hair
Blowing in the breeze
As I gasp for air


Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing Β©


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  16 comments for “Hidden

  1. November 25, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    So true to the title, this poem hides more than it reveals! Well-written.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 25, 2018 at 2:19 pm

      Thank you for reading the poem and your kind comment. πŸ™‚

  2. November 25, 2018 at 10:53 am


    • Christine Bolton
      November 25, 2018 at 11:47 am

      Thanks so much! πŸ™‚

      • November 25, 2018 at 12:08 pm


  3. November 23, 2018 at 1:50 am

    Woah! That started off somewhere, and ended in an entirely different space. Loved it.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 23, 2018 at 11:25 am

      Thank you! I’m happy you enjoyed the twist! πŸ™‚πŸ’•

  4. November 22, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    Beautiful and sensuous. Sad ending.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 22, 2018 at 7:40 pm

      Thank you HΓ©lΓ¨ne πŸ™‚

  5. Christine Bolton
    November 22, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    Thank you my friend πŸ’•πŸ™‚

  6. November 22, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    Intriguing mystery.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 22, 2018 at 5:06 pm

      Thank you! πŸ’•

      • November 22, 2018 at 7:54 pm


  7. November 22, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    Such a lovely intriguing verse! Love it Christine. πŸ™‚πŸ’•

  8. November 22, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    There seems to be a mysterious backstory to this one, Christine…

    • Christine Bolton
      November 22, 2018 at 1:59 pm

      Thanks Sue….yes, hidden danger! πŸ™‚

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