Month: August 2019



Her enthusiasm
The choice unpopular
and decision unsound
Yet she chomped on the bit
When he had come 
back into her life
with a desire
to win her back
He had barked at her
and ripped the heart
from her body
Stomped on it until
it was in pieces
and walked away
She had mourned
for months
Sad and broken
Here he stood 
in front of her again
Making nice, without apology
or even a hint of regret
But she brushed it aside
with a giggle and once more
she was vulnerable
The only conclusion
She must be mad
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Popular - WotD
Enthusiasm - RDP
Win - Daily Addictions
She Must Be Mad - Go Dog Go Cafe
Bark, Chomp, Giggle - MLMM Saturday Mix Sound Bite

Poem of the Month – September 2019 – Shaken


Love has left
this marriage,
this house
Taking with it
my peace of mind
Equilibrium shaken
Identity robbed
Feeling naked
Leaving me maligned
The view of future
obscured with dense fog
I claw my way through
not knowing where the path leads
Sunlight intermittent
Brief and encouraging
Only to be snatched away
From the remnants of tangled weeds
A cloud of black rain
doused the fire in your heart
The hatred left to fester
slowly eating away at your core
You are the victor of this battle
Taking no prisoners and 
you now live alone with
your ugliness for ever more

Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompt


Image by Michael Drummond from Pixabay 



Wearing rose colored glasses 
Blinded by the combination 
of fantasy and seduction
Drawn into your web of deceit
A tenacious girl interrupted
by silver tongued promises
of a charmed existence 
Allowing you to entreat
Slowly your spun gossamer
encased me in its stickiness
Gagging on my words
I took my last breath
Once the life was out of me
I was of no more use
Left hung out to dry
in what was a pitiful death

Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Web - RDP
Tenacity - FOWC
Girl Interrupted - Go Dog Go Cafe

Image by Adina Voicu from Pixabay 
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