Poem of the Month – July 2019 – Small


How small and insignificant I feel
As the waves lap the shore
In my mind I escape to a place where
My thoughts have never gone before
Would this mighty sea swallow me?
In one fierce and furious gush
Or kiss my feet with a gentleness 
That I may hear the earth’s hush
Its energy coursing through my veins
Safe from harm, yet almost possessed
Losing myself in its tactual sensation
My spirit willingly repressed
Realizing I could be taken by the ocean
and become a slave to its force
I quickly return to the calmness
Lost in the tranquility of the source
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing Β©

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  40 comments for “Poem of the Month – July 2019 – Small

  1. July 12, 2019 at 6:58 am

    I can feel this one. Makes me want to run to the beach.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 12, 2019 at 8:41 am

      Thank you Drew πŸ™‚ It means a lot.

  2. June 25, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    Everything has two sides. (K)

  3. June 24, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    I love the way the verses echo the waves…

    • Christine Bolton
      June 24, 2019 at 3:45 pm

      Thank you Sue πŸ™‚πŸ’•

  4. Christine Bolton
    June 19, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    Thank you so much. I’m happy you liked it πŸ™‚πŸ’•

  5. sanaarizvi
    June 19, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    Oh my this is incredibly gorgeous writing, Christine! ❀️❀️

  6. June 16, 2019 at 11:35 am

    Love the relationship with nature… sea is always something that is closest to my heart.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 16, 2019 at 1:36 pm

      Thanks Bjorn. Yes it is very special.

  7. Beverly Crawford
    June 14, 2019 at 11:55 am

    Nothing like sitting seaside for contemplation. On the one hand the ocean can soothe, on the other it can terrify!

    • Christine Bolton
      June 14, 2019 at 3:16 pm

      Yes exactly Beverly! the sea is very mysterious too. I always think something under the water is going to bite me πŸ˜€

  8. June 14, 2019 at 11:06 am

    A dichotomy, the ocean – with its gentle touch and sound, yet with power to consume. Nicely written.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 15, 2019 at 2:31 pm

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚

  9. June 14, 2019 at 6:19 am

    especially like how in the first verse you mix the external with the internal world of the narrator – some good rhymes too

    • Christine Bolton
      June 14, 2019 at 8:05 am

      Thank you so much. I appreciate it Laura πŸ™‚

  10. scotthastiepoet
    June 14, 2019 at 6:02 am

    Love the interplay between the longing to let go to nature and the need to be anchored too… Very soulful write, Christine

    • Christine Bolton
      June 14, 2019 at 8:04 am

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate it πŸ™‚

  11. June 13, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    You are small, regardless, but how you turn depends on you. You can be swept away — or rest in tranquility. Beautiful, Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      June 13, 2019 at 9:15 pm

      Thanks so much Lisa πŸ™‚πŸ’• I’m happy you liked it.

      • June 13, 2019 at 9:32 pm

        You are very welcome, Christine πŸ™‚

  12. June 13, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    I love your sense of perspective here. Knowing who you are allows you to live wisely knowing the end could be just a step away!

    • Christine Bolton
      June 13, 2019 at 9:16 pm

      Thanks Dwight. I guess we all wonder from time to time πŸ™‚

  13. June 13, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    Lovely poem. I especially like the 2nd stanza with the contrasts of how rough and gentle the sea can be. Thanks for sharing.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 13, 2019 at 9:17 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m happy you liked it πŸ™‚

  14. June 13, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    I love the rhythm, the sounds, the sometimes sea-spray of waves. For me, the ocean offers pure serenity. A wonderful post.
    One quick favor, Christine. Might you add a Tag or link to dVerse so others can find our site as well?

    • Christine Bolton
      June 15, 2019 at 2:34 pm

      Hi Lillian, sorry I just found your comment in Spam! Thank you for your kind words. πŸ™‚ Yes certainly I’ll add the DVerse link. Sorry I forgot it.

  15. June 13, 2019 at 11:42 am

    Lovely Christine. Our sea here is a bit erratic as is the weather just now but on a peaceful day, it’s mesmerising

    • Christine Bolton
      June 13, 2019 at 1:59 pm

      The sea always is πŸ™‚

  16. June 13, 2019 at 11:24 am

    Nature can be gentle and ferocious both. A lovely poem

    • Christine Bolton
      June 13, 2019 at 7:14 pm

      Thanks, as always.❀️

      • June 13, 2019 at 7:15 pm


  17. June 13, 2019 at 10:52 am

    The return to reality in the last stanza is realistic. Excellent take on the prompt!

    • Christine Bolton
      June 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm

      Thank you so much Reena πŸ™‚

  18. June 13, 2019 at 9:26 am

    How beautiful this is! πŸ’–πŸ’•πŸŒ·πŸŒ³πŸƒ

    • Christine Bolton
      June 13, 2019 at 9:44 am

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚

      • June 13, 2019 at 12:01 pm


  19. June 13, 2019 at 9:17 am

    One can sit and watch waves for hours! Love how you have captured the essence of water. πŸ™‚πŸ’ž

    • Christine Bolton
      June 13, 2019 at 9:44 am

      Thank you so very much Punam. It means a lot πŸ™‚β€οΈ

      • June 13, 2019 at 12:08 pm

        My pleasure dear! πŸ™‚πŸ’ž

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