Another Thursday rolls around
and she walks to the village green
She will stand by the old oak tree
Sure that today he will be there
This her new weekly ritual
A pilgrimage to her lost love
Two years had passed since he left her
to fight in an overseas war
He was a marine proud and true
and a hero in her young eyes
Missing in action they told her
Sorry but we cannot do more
She refused to give up her hope
Although everyone would rib her
As always her heart did a skip
But today he was standing there 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts



Saturday Luck Dip Prompt from Mindlovemisery's Menagerie
“Synchronicity” (The state or fact of being synchronous or
simultaneous; synchronism. Coincidence of events that seem
to be meaningfully related.). This form consists of eight three-line
stanzas in a syllable pattern of 8/8/2. This poetry type has no rhyme
and is written in the first person with a twist. The twist is to be
revealed within the last two stanzas. Created by Debra Gundy.

Photo by Japheth Mast on Unsplash

  13 comments for “Found

  1. April 21, 2019 at 8:51 am

    Well done, and I’m glad you ended happy! 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      April 21, 2019 at 8:55 am

      Thank you so much! I’m happy you liked it 🙂

  2. April 21, 2019 at 7:14 am

    Amazing. Poignant and beautifully written

    • Christine Bolton
      April 21, 2019 at 8:34 am

      Thank you very much! I’m happy you liked it 🙂💕

  3. April 20, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    What a nice “twist” which should be called something different here. <3

    • Christine Bolton
      April 21, 2019 at 8:33 am

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

      • April 21, 2019 at 11:56 am


  4. April 20, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    A great poem. The emotions are so real.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 20, 2019 at 8:06 pm

      Thank you as always Sadje. I appreciate your kind words 🙂❤️

      • April 21, 2019 at 12:59 am

        You’re welcome 😉

  5. April 20, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Oh really got my emotions rolling, feeling down and sad, the a sudden high and happy !!

    • Christine Bolton
      April 20, 2019 at 8:06 pm

      Thanks Ivor dear. I did my best to follow that prompt! 🙂💕

      • April 20, 2019 at 8:13 pm

        You did well xx

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