Resurrection – Poem of the Month – June 2019

Resurrection

As the snow melted
in early spring
I finally find a voice
with which to sing
Buried deep underground
with my crushed dreams
I suffocated there where
no one heard my screams
 
My instinct was to be free
Away from this wretched grave
An inhospitable prison
where I had been a slave
Pushing the earth upwards
my soul was set free
No longer indebted
and never more your devotee
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing Β©

Sarah is hosting D'Verse poets and gave us some unique
photos by Mary Frances as inspiration. I love the one
I chose!

Prompts:

Crushed Dreams
Snow
Hospitality (Inhospitable)
Instinct

  32 comments for “Resurrection – Poem of the Month – June 2019

  1. May 21, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    fantastic poem ….thanks for share Christine

    • Christine Bolton
      May 23, 2019 at 8:06 am

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚

  2. May 21, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    I love this image, too. I love the way you describe the emerging, and the way you link personal freedom with the changing seasons. I think you add a narrative to the image beautifully here.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 22, 2019 at 2:27 pm

      Thank you so much Sarah. The image was a perfect prompt πŸ™‚

  3. May 21, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    YES, such a poem of empowerment, Christine. A wonderful take on the photo.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 22, 2019 at 2:28 pm

      Thanks Lisa. I enjoyed this one πŸ™‚

      • May 22, 2019 at 4:07 pm

        The work of Mary Frances brought out a lot of beautiful poems.

      • Christine Bolton
        May 22, 2019 at 5:21 pm

        It certainly did. I found them to all be quite moving πŸ™‚

  4. May 21, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    An excellent interpretation of the image!

    • Christine Bolton
      May 22, 2019 at 2:28 pm

      Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  5. May 21, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    good image for breaking free of manipulation, works well as a ‘Dark Shadows’ ish kind of a tale too

    • Christine Bolton
      May 22, 2019 at 2:29 pm

      Thanks Larry. i appreciate it πŸ™‚

  6. May 21, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    So lovely πŸ™‚

    • Christine Bolton
      May 23, 2019 at 8:05 am

      Thank you so much Nathan πŸ™‚

  7. Glenn Buttkus
    May 21, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    This image intrigued me as well. You did a terrific job finding the dark poetic Poe-like moments, as well as creating a metaphor for #Metoo.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 22, 2019 at 2:30 pm

      Thanks Glenn! I really appreciate it πŸ™‚

  8. May 21, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    I like the struggle of germination in your poem. Pushing out of the soil into the light!

    • Christine Bolton
      May 22, 2019 at 2:25 pm

      Thank you so much Dwight πŸ™‚

  9. May 22, 2019 at 1:58 am

    No longer indebted …. frees the soul as I read it. Thanks!

    • Christine Bolton
      May 22, 2019 at 2:25 pm

      Thank you Reena πŸ’•πŸ™‚

  10. May 22, 2019 at 2:29 am

    This was the other image I was drawn to, Christine, and I love what it has inspired you to write. You’ve brought it to life with the emergence from the snow,the new voice, and freedom..

    • Christine Bolton
      May 22, 2019 at 2:25 pm

      Thank you Kim. I loved the image! It spoke to me πŸ™‚

  11. May 22, 2019 at 5:54 am

    Beautiful poem, I love the first part so much.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 22, 2019 at 2:17 pm

      Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  12. May 22, 2019 at 7:45 am

    can feel your freedom in liberation from winter .. I took a very different tack πŸ™‚

  13. May 22, 2019 at 11:45 am

    Nice sound in the last two lines: “No longer indebted
    and never more your devotee”

    • Christine Bolton
      May 22, 2019 at 2:04 pm

      Thank you Frank πŸ™‚

  14. May 22, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    I love this… just like flowers raising in spring.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 22, 2019 at 3:04 pm

      Thanks Bjorn! πŸ™‚

  15. May 22, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    I enjoyed this gem. Spring does has a way of resurrecting life as flowers push through to greet the light.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 22, 2019 at 3:05 pm

      Yes I agree! Thanks for reading πŸ™‚

  16. June 12, 2019 at 5:12 am

    Love it!

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