Shadow of the Sword

Shadow of the Sword

Scared of the shadows
You take my hand 
and lead me gently
from the darkness 
Still trembling with fear
I hold onto you
Resisting the slight pull
from the invisible harness
For reasons unknown
I trust you with my life
No flare sent up
Perhaps this is infatuation
A desire for something
I have never had
Is it your strength of force?
Or is it an adulteration?
Are you rescuing me
from the ghosts of my past?
Protecting me from evil
So my life will live with yours
How I wish to forget
what I will leave behind
I fear nothing will be resolved
Locked behind dungeon doors
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

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  14 comments for “Shadow of the Sword

  1. February 14, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Great response to the prompt! Very compelling, Christine!💗

  2. February 11, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    I really like this one. Hauntingly pained with a touch of meloncholy and hope.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 11, 2019 at 8:29 pm

      Thanks Jae-lyn. I’m really enjoying photo prompts lately 🙂💕

      • February 11, 2019 at 11:27 pm

        You are welcome. 😊💓

  3. February 11, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    Beautiful poem! Loved this: “A desire for something
    I have never had”

  4. February 11, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    she should trust her instincts about that invisible harness, once locked he may throw away the only key – love this, it creates a chilling story in my mind that is dark and heavy

    • Christine Bolton
      February 11, 2019 at 8:30 pm

      Yes you’re right Gina! Menacing and dark 🙂💕 Thank you for reading

  5. February 11, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    Like the twist on this.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 11, 2019 at 7:44 pm

      Thank you Michele 🙂

  6. February 11, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    An uncertain walk in the dark… our future is always that.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 11, 2019 at 7:54 pm

      That’s for sure! Thanks Sue 🙂

  7. February 11, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    Good read. Hope all is well with you.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 11, 2019 at 7:53 pm

      Thanks Jonathan. It’s all good 🙂

      • February 11, 2019 at 7:59 pm


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