Captive

Captive


Eyes adjusted to the darkness
black as black could be
The key turning in the lock
Drowned the desperate plea
Unknowing and afraid
Of what would come next
Tears began to flow
Although having no effect
 
A tray pushed roughly
under the closet door
Scrambling to retrieve it
Slipping on the floor
Tired and hungry
Devouring the paltry feast
Maybe giving strength
To fight off the angry beast
 
A captive, but why?
It was still unclear
How many days had it been
since someone did appear?
Was it even known
that a prisoner was here?
Would anyone come
To quell the fear
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing Β©

Word Prompts:

Feast

Closet

Paltry

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  18 comments for “Captive

  1. March 24, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    It’s so real . The fear and desperation.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 24, 2019 at 10:13 pm

      Thank you Sadje πŸ™‚πŸ’•

      • March 24, 2019 at 10:14 pm

        A pleasure

  2. March 24, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    I cringe, at your vivid imagination

    • Christine Bolton
      March 24, 2019 at 10:12 pm

      I do go places don’t I?? πŸ˜• Thank you, I think 🀣

      • March 24, 2019 at 10:23 pm

        Great… I think…

      • Christine Bolton
        March 25, 2019 at 7:42 am

        Lol! πŸ™‚

    • Christine Bolton
      March 25, 2019 at 5:46 pm

      Oh yes! Perfect song for the poem πŸ™‚πŸ’•

      • March 25, 2019 at 6:07 pm

        Oh sorry Christine, the right song ok, but I ended up sending you my complete Meg Myers playlist…… haha enjoy…

      • Christine Bolton
        March 25, 2019 at 11:31 pm

        Lol! Thanks Ivor πŸ™‚πŸ‘

  3. March 25, 2019 at 12:09 am

    Fantastic use of prompts, Christine! πŸ’ž

    • Christine Bolton
      March 25, 2019 at 7:41 am

      Thank you Punam πŸ™‚πŸ’• I didn’t know where else to go with them!

      • March 25, 2019 at 7:42 am

        You are welcome Christine. You took them where they belonged. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’ž

      • Christine Bolton
        March 25, 2019 at 5:45 pm

        You always say something nice Punam. You are a love πŸ™‚πŸ’• Thank you!

      • March 26, 2019 at 12:29 am

        I love what you write. ❀️
        You are so welcome. 😊

  4. March 25, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    dramatic and vivid, very good Christine, you had me riveted

    • Christine Bolton
      March 25, 2019 at 11:36 pm

      Aww, thanks Gina. You’re so kind πŸ™‚πŸ’•

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