The melodious sound
of instruments
broke the still night air
A soft rhythmic beat
appealing and seducing 
daring to share
Like a moth to a flame
it lured and cajoled
with musical ingenuity
Lacking self-control
It was easy to be tempted
Succumbing to promiscuity
Heart racing
and adrenalin flowing
Caution thrown to the wind
The course uncharted
and on this whim
all hopes were pinned
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
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  22 comments for “Impetuous

  1. July 28, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    Sometimes we have to throw caution to the wind, move with the music….
    This is lovely, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 28, 2019 at 7:30 pm

      Thank you so much Mish. I really appreciate it 🙂

  2. July 2, 2019 at 2:50 am

    You have evoked the magic of music in this poem, Christine – it’s been years since I last got up to dance but your words had me moving my promiscuous feet!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 2, 2019 at 9:24 am

      Aww, thanks Kim! 🙂 Keep on dancing!

  3. July 1, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    I love the way you set up the music as the seducer… reminds me a lot of those old myths about the dangerous violinist luring the maiden away.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 1, 2019 at 11:20 pm

      Thanks Bjorn 🙂 It does remind me of that too.

  4. July 1, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    Thanks for sharing this fine piece! Excellent write. See you in a couple weeks Christine. In honor of Solli Raphael: A Smidgen of Thought

    • Christine Bolton
      July 1, 2019 at 2:25 pm

      Thank you so much Rob. You aways give such positive feedback. I am truly humbled 🙂💕

  5. June 30, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    I think most of our decisions are based in the promiscuity of hope. I like those words you chose. Have to ponder them.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 30, 2019 at 8:42 pm

      Thank you very much Sarah! 🙂

  6. Christine Bolton
    June 29, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    Thanks Grace 🙂 You too! 💕

  7. June 29, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    We will see where it goes then. I like the cliff hanger of the ending. Thanks for joining in and wishing you a good summer.

  8. June 29, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    I agree that the whole poem sets up a lovely frame for that exquisite Volta- all hopes are pinned. I just love how wonderfully human that is, it takes the sorrow and the judgement out of it. I think that in human beings even unwise or impetuous choices have a basis in hope, and that is a beautiful thing- providing a basis – as your site title proclaims – FOR HEALING. This reminds me in some ways of the last surprise line of Thrash Unreal by Against Me!

    • Christine Bolton
      June 29, 2019 at 3:36 pm

      Thank you Lona! I found your message in SPAM 😔. Yes! There is always hope and I hope we are never too cynical to believe that. I liked the song you shared as it was reminiscent of what I was writing about. Thank you for sharing that with me. 🙂💕

  9. sanaarizvi
    June 28, 2019 at 6:20 am

    This is lovely! ❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      June 28, 2019 at 8:36 am

      Thank you so much! 🙂

  10. June 27, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    good share

    • Christine Bolton
      June 27, 2019 at 9:37 pm

      Thank you! Much appreciated 🙂

  11. June 27, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    The last line is a poem itself.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 27, 2019 at 9:36 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂

  12. June 27, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Such a musical piece! I enjoyed this. 😍

    • Christine Bolton
      June 27, 2019 at 9:35 pm

      Aww, thanks Crystal 🙂💕

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