Month: January 2019

One Liner Wednesday

Good morning!

Another week has flown by and it’s time for Linda G Hill’s One Liner Wednesday. This old cartoon is definitely good for a laugh!

Just a reminder that Wednesday will always be Hump Day. Here is that funny Geico Insurance ad featuring the camel. I laugh every time I see it!

Have a great Wednesday!

Darkest Before The Dawn

Darkest Before The Dawn

A collection of challenges
Strewn on my pathway
Testing and trying
my resilience
Another dawn, another day
Just when my heart
Could take no more darkness
A sliver of light peeks
through the crack
and lifts me from the starkness
The cloud’s silver lining
reassuring in the moment of fear
Proof that life is ever changing
Decay and devastation
Do not always cohere
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©




Photo by Andrei Lazarev on Unsplash

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Change – Quadrille


A change is as good as a rest 
and the Leopard can’t change his spots 
A change in the weather 
is like changing your socks 
You can change your tune 
and change your mind 
Now isn’t that strange 
The only thing inevitable
is change 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

D'verse Poets Pub - Hosted by WhisyGizmo - Quadrille on Change
A quadrille is a poem of 44 words exactly, excluding the title

Photo by Ross Findon on Unsplash

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The Library

I looked up from the book
and rubbed my eyes
Engrossed in the mystery
it had taken me far away
to a place I could visualize
I imagined a world
so different from here
Where pigs could fly
and horses could sing
and humans had no fear
The sea was pink
and the sky was green
Trees were upside down
Flowers were all blue
and there was no need to clean
People spoke in gobbledygook
and they all had wings
Flying everywhere
and nowhere, playing
instruments with strings
A loud noise made me jump
It gave me quite a scare
My book had slipped to the floor
Then I suddenly realized
I had fallen asleep in the chair
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Hélène Vaillant's What Do You See Photo Prompt Jan 8

Word Prompt:


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Fight to the Death

Fight to the Death

You were brave and strong
Valiant and proud
I loved you deeply
To you I was avowed
You fought for my heart
and lost your life
You gave everything
To take me as your wife
My life without purpose
Now you have departed
I wander aimlessly
Living broken hearted
I leave this rose
to honor your emotion
The price you paid
The ultimate devotion
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Sue Vincent's Write/Photo Challenge - Honour

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Song Lyric Sunday – Laughing

This week’s Song Lyric Sunday theme is Laugh/Laughter/Laughing, again hosted by Jim Adams. I found this a tough one. There are plenty of songs out there with Laugh in the title, but none of them were speaking to me. I did however find this one sung by Aretha Franklin which I liked. It’s called “Laughing on the Outside, Crying on the Inside”. It’s an old song and several singers have covered it. I hope you enjoy it too.

Laughing on the Outride, Crying on the Inside

The crowd sees me out dancing
Carefree and romancing
Happy with my someone new
I'm laughing on the outside
Crying on the inside
Cause I'm still in love with you
They see me night and daytime
Having such a gay time
They don't know what I go through
I'm laughing on the outside
Crying on the inside
Cause I'm still in love with you
No one knows it's just a pose
Pretending I'm glad we're apart
And when I cry, my eyes are dry
The tears are in my heart
My darling, can't we make up?
Ever since our breakup
Make believe is all I do
I'm laughing on the outside
Crying on the inside
Cause I'm still in love
I am still in love with you

Songwriters: Ben Raleigh / Bernie Wayne
Laughing on the Outside lyrics © Music Sales Corporation

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