Poem of the Month – August 2019 – Repair


To escape the chaos
that is you
I must find fortitude
Lashing back
is no longer an option
Needing solitude
I lose myself
in the secret garden
of my mind
Where I am calm
Healing can begin
and justice is blind
Floating on a sea
of mundane thoughts
Exorcising the discontent
Here I countdown
to the return of sanity
The storm to circumvent
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©


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  27 comments for “Poem of the Month – August 2019 – Repair

  1. August 19, 2019 at 2:15 am

    Hi, thank you for introducing me to this calm chaos. I guess most of us today relate to this and you did a brilliant job in writing this poem.

  2. August 9, 2019 at 5:01 pm


    • Christine Bolton
      August 9, 2019 at 7:16 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  3. August 2, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    Shelter from the Storm. Everyone needs a place like this.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 2, 2019 at 6:11 pm

      I need one today! 😏

  4. July 27, 2019 at 9:00 am

    I love this poem. It really fits with the space I am in right now, and paints the hiding and withdrawal into personal healing with such stunning rhyme and rhythm. The seeking of peace.

    Like Jane, I love the use of the word circumvent, it frames the nautical/navigational theme so precisely and is a special little surprise that clicks the entire poem with a satisfying “Chonnkk, Fwaapp” (my phrase for something settling perfectly into some previously unknown open defect in my mind), at the end.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 27, 2019 at 9:24 am

      Lona, thank you so much. I really appreciate your kind words. It mens a lot 🙂💕

      • July 27, 2019 at 9:57 am

        I really do love this poem!

  5. sanaarizvi
    July 26, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Oh this is absolutely stunning!! ❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      July 26, 2019 at 2:53 pm

      Thanks you so much 🙂💕

  6. July 26, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    This was a captivating read CHRISTINE. “The secret garden of my mind” — cool! Thank you for sharing it for OLN,

    • Christine Bolton
      July 26, 2019 at 2:53 pm

      Thanks, as always, Rob. You are always so kind with your comments and I always appreciate it 🙂💕

  7. July 26, 2019 at 4:03 am

    I like the juxtaposition in the first stanza of ‘fortitude’ and ‘solitude’, leading the reader to the secret garden of the mind.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 26, 2019 at 8:50 am

      Thanks Kim. Yes, we need both, don’t we?

  8. July 26, 2019 at 3:20 am

    Circumvent—great word!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 26, 2019 at 8:51 am

      🙂 Thanks Jane!

  9. July 25, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    May the time spent in solitude give us care, calmness and energy.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 25, 2019 at 9:54 pm

      It usually works for me Grace 🙂

  10. July 25, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Yes! Very inspiring!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 25, 2019 at 9:54 pm

      Thanks so much 🙂

  11. July 25, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    Very good writing. One of your best Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 25, 2019 at 1:08 pm

      Aww, thank you so much Darnell. That means a lot to me 🙂💕

      • July 25, 2019 at 1:16 pm

        Wonderful job. I can’t say it too much.👍

      • Christine Bolton
        July 25, 2019 at 1:27 pm


  12. July 25, 2019 at 10:14 am

    Love this! <3

    • Christine Bolton
      July 25, 2019 at 1:07 pm

      Thank you so much! 🙂

      • July 26, 2019 at 4:29 pm

        Absolutely! You are so welcome❣️

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