Heritage

Heritage





Mollusk crusted rock
In the ancient midden 
Reflecting the life
Of times long hidden

History for us to unravel
In these gifts preserved
Stories of ancestors
Thoughtfully conserved

Uniformly collected
Treasures of times gone by
Chronicles the account
Of what happened, and why

Years of being derelict
Disrespecting our past
Acknowledging the fault was ours
Learning the lesson at last

We must forgive mistakes
Ignorance is not a crime
They knew not the value
Of that place and time



Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

DVerse Poets Pub hosted tonight by Frank Hubeny
He has challenged us with “Blame and Forgiveness”

Word Prompts:

Derelict

Fault

Uniform



  33 comments for “Heritage

  1. February 26, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    What a beautiful poem. They did not know better. We do now. Forgiveness is difficult to come by, but it must be so in order to move forward.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 26, 2019 at 9:13 pm

      Yes Hélène. Forgiveness is necessary 💕

    • Christine Bolton
      February 26, 2019 at 9:13 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂

  2. February 26, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    Gorgeous poem ❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      February 26, 2019 at 9:10 pm

      Thank you my dear G 🙂💕

  3. February 26, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    I like this Christine. People in the past 60 years have forfeit the right to say, “we didn’t know”.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 26, 2019 at 11:40 pm

      So true Rob. Thanks for reading 🙂

  4. February 26, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    What a lovely poem…forgiveness is indeed difficult but it is not impossible to forgive

    • Christine Bolton
      February 27, 2019 at 8:11 am

      Yes! Some people don’t know what they don’t know, if you see what I mean 🙂 You must forgive them 💕

  5. February 27, 2019 at 3:12 am

    We cannot love what we don’t understand comes to mind. I love your form here. It suits the ancient memory well.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 27, 2019 at 8:12 am

      Isn’t that true Gina! education, no matter the subject, is key. 🙂💕

      • February 27, 2019 at 8:20 am

        so true Christine, we must be open to learning

  6. February 27, 2019 at 4:18 am

    Allowing history to negatively effect the present is a bane. you shed light on this and it is a very important truth not all care to see. Thank you.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 27, 2019 at 8:14 am

      Thank you Violet. “Forgive them, for they know not what they do”, comes to mind 🙂💕

  7. February 27, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Nice line: “Learning the lesson at last” Hopefully we don’t learn it too late.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 27, 2019 at 4:23 pm

      For some it will be too late I.e. climate change 😢

  8. February 27, 2019 at 11:59 am

    Beautiful, Christine. Sage insight.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 27, 2019 at 12:13 pm

      Thank you V.J. 💕

      • February 27, 2019 at 3:09 pm

        Very welcome

  9. Bev
    February 27, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    I love the rhyming rhythm and the wisdom here!

    • Christine Bolton
      February 27, 2019 at 2:55 pm

      Thanks so much Bev 🙂

  10. February 27, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    Love the poem.
    Make forgiveness possible.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 27, 2019 at 2:53 pm

      Yes! We must forgive even though we never forget 💕

  11. February 27, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    Ignorance is such a common excuse these days…

    • Christine Bolton
      February 27, 2019 at 5:38 pm

      I agree. Ignorance is one of the few things I cannot tolerate. There is no excuse. ASK!

  12. February 28, 2019 at 1:31 am

    Such wisdom in these beautiful lines, Christine! 💞

    • Christine Bolton
      February 28, 2019 at 10:31 am

      Thank you so much Punam 🙂💕💕

      • February 28, 2019 at 7:53 pm

        My pleasure, Christine! 😊💞

  13. February 28, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    Lovely images and rhythm. (K)

    • Christine Bolton
      February 28, 2019 at 9:57 pm

      Thank you so much. I’m happy you liked it 🙂💕

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