Silver Lining

Silver Lining

A droplet of rain trickled
down the window pane
The sky had darkened
and the light began to wane
Thoughts of the day
relived again in her head
Shuddering she turned
back towards the bed
 
Sleep would remedy all
and she craved the escape
Time to heal and repair 
and her life to reshape
The room felt dark and oppressive
Trapping her somewhere in between
and just then the sun smiled 
through a crack in the silkscreen
 
She saw a bluebird on a bough
Calling to her sweetly in song
A white ribbon tied to it
Stretching towards her, quite long
Taking hold of its tether
They went together across the field
She and the bluebird of happiness
On the way to being healed
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Linda from Charmed Chaos is hosting at D'Verse
Poets
tonight and has prompted us with some
lovely art by Jackie Hurlbert. I hope you will check
it out too.

Prompts
Droplet - RDP
Silkscreen - FOWC
 
 

  39 comments for “Silver Lining

  1. June 18, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    Very nicely done Christine! Really loved it!

    • Christine Bolton
      June 18, 2019 at 3:39 pm

      Thank you so much Carol Anne 🙂💕

      • June 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm

        Welcome Christine 💞

  2. June 18, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    This is stunning,Christine. Truly beautiful and uplifting!

  3. June 18, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    This is stunning Christine. So beautiful and uplifting!

    • Christine Bolton
      June 18, 2019 at 3:38 pm

      Thank you Linda for the wonderful prompts today 🙂💕

  4. June 18, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    Ah! Love this…so beautifully done. 🙂💞

    • Christine Bolton
      June 18, 2019 at 3:37 pm

      Thank you so much Punam 🙂💕 I loved the art prompt

      • June 18, 2019 at 3:50 pm

        You are welcome! ❤️

  5. June 18, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    What a wonderful thing to be saved from such darkness by a silver line to a bluebird

    • Christine Bolton
      June 18, 2019 at 3:36 pm

      That’s what I thought too 🙂

  6. June 18, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    This is what troubled people dream of, the silken thread leading to the way out.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 18, 2019 at 3:53 pm

      Yes Jane, how true. 😢

  7. June 18, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Such a tale of redemption and healing. I know who sent the bluebird <3

    • Christine Bolton
      June 18, 2019 at 10:40 pm

      Thanks so much Lisa 💕🙂

      • June 18, 2019 at 10:46 pm

        You are very welcome 🙂

  8. June 18, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    I like the description of her being on the way to healing drawn by the blue bird.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 18, 2019 at 10:38 pm

      Thank you Frank. It was a lovely prompt to work with.

  9. June 18, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    I love this poem and how you included the prompt words, and especially the bluebird of happiness. This is beautiful!

    • Christine Bolton
      June 18, 2019 at 10:40 pm

      Thank you so much Crystal 🙂💕

  10. June 18, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    awsome

    • Christine Bolton
      June 18, 2019 at 10:41 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂

  11. June 18, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    The bluebird of happiness is crucial to the meaning of this painting, however one interprets it. Nice.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 18, 2019 at 10:37 pm

      Thank you so much. 🙂

  12. June 18, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    The bluebird brought healing when most needed.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 18, 2019 at 10:36 pm

      Yes, I wasn’t sure how my poem was going to end and then I saw the beautiful artwork for the prompt and it came together. My bluebird! 🙂

  13. June 18, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Very nice use of the prompt! Birds blue and otherwise seem to have healing qualities, if we take time to observe their comings and goings

    • Christine Bolton
      June 18, 2019 at 10:34 pm

      Yes agreed Dwight! Thank you 🙂

  14. June 18, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    I love the concluding lines, so uplifting to make that journey to healing.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 18, 2019 at 10:34 pm

      Thanks Grace 🙂 I appreciate it

  15. June 18, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    Such lovely art and poetry Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      June 19, 2019 at 9:07 am

      Thank you! 🙂 The art is pretty isn’t it? Check her out if you can.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 21, 2019 at 9:43 am

      Thank you so much 🙂💕

  16. June 20, 2019 at 10:56 am

    On the road to healing is a beautiful place to be…

    • Christine Bolton
      June 20, 2019 at 11:35 am

      Thank you so much Lynn 🙂💕

  17. June 20, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    Wonderful interpretation of Jacquline’s art. Well written Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 20, 2019 at 2:25 pm

      Oh thank you so much Rob. You are very kind 🙂

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