The Darkening

The Darkening

Without warning
winter descended on her heart
There was no autumn
No preparation
Just the instant freeze
shocking her from the warmth
of summer sun
He had arrived
selling her his snake oil
and charms
Light filtered into
her gloom, reviving her
taking her from
the darkness
Like new birth in spring
she had come alive
once more
Everything had meaning
and she smiled again
His gift was now hers
to share with all
Yet in just one
stolen heartbeat
he had left without a trace
She was alone again
Sadness darkening her sunlight
Once more
A never-ending story

Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Christine's Daily Writing Prompt
at Go Dog Go Cafe - Never-ending story

  11 comments for “The Darkening

  1. July 7, 2019 at 8:16 am

    love the bookend feel at the end of this poem Christine, took me through a kaleidoscope of emotions, so beautifully penned

    • Christine Bolton
      July 7, 2019 at 8:51 am

      ❤️Thank you Gina. Your feedback means so much to me 🙂

      • July 7, 2019 at 9:30 am

        my pleasure Christine and thank you for the lovely words

      • Christine Bolton
        July 7, 2019 at 10:21 am


  2. July 3, 2019 at 6:04 am

    Love this!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 3, 2019 at 7:51 am

      I really appreciate it. Thank you! 🙂

  3. July 2, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    Oh Christine, the sad ending hurts, I’m a happy ever after sort of guy…. hehe….

    • Christine Bolton
      July 2, 2019 at 7:28 pm

      I think I went to the dark side again Ivor 😳 Sorry about that! LOL

      • July 2, 2019 at 7:31 pm

        Oh I don’t mind,

  4. July 2, 2019 at 4:43 pm


    • Christine Bolton
      July 2, 2019 at 5:41 pm

      Thank you so much. I always appreciate your kind words 🙂

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