Penance

Penance

lightly dust
the surface
of my skin
with remnants
from the
bottom of
the rusty tin
 
may it irritate
and burn
so I might feel
some of the
hurt that does
not heal
 
scratch me
and scar me
with welts bloodied
reminders
remaining
of love sullied
 
patterns intricately
woven in cries
of pain
virtual reminders
of love that left
but a stain
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Lightly - SoCS Begin with an adverb

Virtual

Patterns

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  24 comments for “Penance

  1. May 18, 2019 at 9:17 am

    Beautiful. 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      May 18, 2019 at 9:17 am

      Thank you so much 🙂💕

      • May 18, 2019 at 9:22 am

        Most welcome. 💕💕😊

  2. May 18, 2019 at 9:44 am

    This is a very enjoyable poem, nicely written Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 18, 2019 at 12:06 pm

      Thanks Jim! 🙂

  3. May 18, 2019 at 10:51 am

    Ouch! But very nicely done! 🙂💞

    • Christine Bolton
      May 18, 2019 at 5:22 pm

      Thank you so much Punam 🙂💕

      • May 19, 2019 at 12:41 am

        You are welcome. 💞🙂

  4. May 18, 2019 at 11:14 am

    Painful penance , well written.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 18, 2019 at 1:36 pm

      Thanks so much 🙂

  5. May 18, 2019 at 11:53 am

    Perfect for the title Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 18, 2019 at 1:36 pm

      Thanks Di 🙂💕

  6. Christine Bolton
    May 18, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    Thank you Punam 🙂💕❤️

  7. May 18, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Very well written!

    • Christine Bolton
      May 18, 2019 at 1:39 pm

      Thank you Sadje! 😍

      • May 18, 2019 at 1:39 pm

        You’re welcome 😉

  8. May 18, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    I really like this one! 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      May 18, 2019 at 5:21 pm

      Oh thank you so much! 🙂💕 I appreciate it.

  9. May 18, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    I can feel this one…and it smacks of shame.

  10. Christine Bolton
    May 19, 2019 at 9:56 am

    Yes, I’m afraid it does V.J. 😢

  11. May 19, 2019 at 11:40 am

    the reference of something just skin deep changes dramatically with your exploration here Christine. skin is sensitive to every stimulus, words included – really love this sensitive writing

    • Christine Bolton
      May 19, 2019 at 1:14 pm

      Thank you so much Gina. 💕

  12. May 19, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    Leaving that soreness that lingers on and on. Well written 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      May 19, 2019 at 1:13 pm

      Thank you David 🙂

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