Water Music

Water Music

Every evening when the sun
Was low in the sky
He would go to the river’s edge
To reminisce and he would cry
Not so long had passed
Since she had been lost to him
He would sit and play his piano
And drink his tonic and gin

He had moved his instrument
To this special place
To remember her as she was
Before disappearing without a trace
He had loved her deeply
And asked for her hand
She had demurely resisted
Being unsure of a wedding band

She had visited less after that day
Making excuses and avoiding him
He became despondent and sad
Imploring her to come for a swim
Just one more time he begged
And she reluctantly agreed
She was a little wary of him
But did not pay much heed

Once they were in the water
He begged her once more
Marry me please, he implored
But she again did ignore
Placing his hands on her shoulders
He pushed her down
Holding her under the water
Until she drowned


Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©


In response to Hélène Vaillant’s Willow Poetry’s Weekly Photo Prompt Nov 27- What do you see?

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  43 comments for “Water Music

  1. December 29, 2018 at 3:46 am

    hi this is awesome. if you get a chance i would really appreciate if you could check out my music/ art blog! https://www.rawdumplings.com

    • Christine Bolton
      December 29, 2018 at 11:38 am

      Sure thing! Thanks for reading 🙂

  2. December 6, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Well, I bet she won’t say no again.. Or for that matter – anything at all! Clever! Fun! Great use of the picture prompt!

    • Christine Bolton
      December 8, 2018 at 12:54 am

      Lol, right? Yes, when in doubt writing a poem and not knowing where it might go, just knock someone off 🙂

  3. December 2, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    Oh my! Macabre indeed! Bugger he was! Well done, Christine!!❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      December 2, 2018 at 8:58 pm

      Thanks so much 🙂💕

    • Christine Bolton
      December 2, 2018 at 9:38 pm

      Yes, how creepy was he?! 😳🙂❤️

  4. Bernie Delaney
    December 2, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    Great twist at the end, very original work.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 2, 2018 at 8:00 pm

      Thank you so much Bernie. I really appreciate your comments 🙂💕

  5. November 29, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    Nice twist! Totally did not expect that. 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      November 29, 2018 at 9:10 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

      • November 29, 2018 at 9:54 pm

        You’re welcome. 💐💐😁

  6. November 29, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    Well…that poem took quite a turn there! But this was eerily perfect for the picture 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      November 29, 2018 at 8:34 pm

      Thanks so much Jade. 🙂💕

  7. November 29, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    i like the dark side of you Christine, you start with grace and innocence and then at the end the true person comes out, we should never underestimate how much tolerance someone has. very good writing !

    • Christine Bolton
      November 29, 2018 at 8:37 pm

      Thank you Gina. I hope you don’t think I’m warped! Lol 🤣

      • November 30, 2018 at 12:15 am

        not at all, as long as you do not act upon it! LOL!! I write some pretty dark stories and it has scared a few people, so I keep them safely in my notebook. I love the dark side, shows compassion for the wronged in a bizarre way don’t you think?

      • Christine Bolton
        November 30, 2018 at 7:32 am

        Yes I do. I think you have to acknowledge that it exists for some people. Poetry is a good way to share all thoughts 💕

  8. November 29, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    yikes gruesomely psycho!

    • Christine Bolton
      November 29, 2018 at 3:33 pm

      I sometimes worry about myself! Lol 😂

      • November 29, 2018 at 5:35 pm

        lol I would to if that’s your best solution …

      • Christine Bolton
        November 29, 2018 at 8:38 pm

        Teeheee! 🤪

      • November 30, 2018 at 12:45 am

        lol now you’re scaring me … 😉

  9. November 29, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    Ouch! I was not expecting that. 😮

    • Christine Bolton
      November 29, 2018 at 1:59 pm

      Sorry 🤭 You weren’t alone 🙂

      • November 29, 2018 at 2:01 pm

        No, it’s great! I love unpredictability; it’s hard to find.

      • Christine Bolton
        November 29, 2018 at 2:52 pm

        I didn’t plan it that way…it just went there! Thanks for reading 🙂

  10. November 29, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    This is so haunting and beautifully conveyed. Destroying the object of unrequited love and being held captive by it forevermore.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 29, 2018 at 1:56 pm

      I know, I got a little dark on this one 🙂 Thanks for your lovely words 💕

  11. November 29, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    Wow, beautifully grim. Great job, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 29, 2018 at 1:56 pm

      When in doubt, just kill them off! 🙂

  12. November 29, 2018 at 10:19 am

    An amazing poem Christine, love that turns toward control for a mentally imbalanced spirit. Well done, thank you so much for this.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 29, 2018 at 10:35 am

      Thank you Hélène. I didn’t know where to go with it so I made a macabre! 🙂💕

      • November 29, 2018 at 12:56 pm

        You link did not register in the challenge post…can you try it again…I saw you post in the reader but there is nothing for it in the challenge. I hope it is not WP doing tricks again.

      • Christine Bolton
        November 29, 2018 at 1:55 pm

        I just put it in your comments. Let me know if you got it. 🙂

      • November 29, 2018 at 1:57 pm

        Yes, thank you it is there now. Other people’s links are not showing up either.

      • Christine Bolton
        November 29, 2018 at 1:58 pm

        I guess it’s the pingbacks are not working. Thanks for letting me know to put it in the comments 🙂

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      • November 29, 2018 at 2:29 pm

        It did thanks Christine.

  13. November 29, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Oh, so barbaric!

    • Christine Bolton
      November 29, 2018 at 10:14 am

      Yes creepy huh? What a weirdo!

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