Month: August 2019

Over and Out

Over and Out

You glare at me
with a look that could sour
grapes on the vine
Full of contempt
and just a little crazy
I take it as a sign
 
Our affair is history
Friendship notwithstanding
Your words are now snide
I have zero tolerance
for this excursion to lunacy
I never signed up for that ride

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Friendship - WotD
Excursion - RDP
Snide - FOWC
Zero - Daily Addictions
 

Song Lyric Sunday – Lady Marmalade

This week for Song Lyric Sunday, Jim Adams has prompted us with Dreams/Lullaby/Sleep. I like this theme! I have gone with the great Patti La Belle’s Lady Marmalade with famous lyrics “Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?”. We all know it means “Will you sleep with me tonight?” but I don’t think they will be sleeping much so hope it still fits the category!

Lyrics

Lady Marmalade

(Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir)
Patti La Belle


Hey Sister, Go Sister, Soul Sister, Go Sister
Hey Sister, Go Sister, Soul Sister, Go Sister

He met Marmalade down in old New Orleans
Struttin' her stuff on the street
She said 'Hello,
Hey Joe, you wanna give it a go? Mmm, mmm

Itchi Gitchi Ya Ya Da Da
Itchi Gitchi Ya Ya here
Mocha-choca-lata Ya Ya
Creole Lady Marmalade

Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?
Voulez-vous coucher avec moi?

He sat in her boudoir while she freshened up
The boy drank all her magnolia-wine
On the black satin sheets where oh I swear he started to freak

Itchi Gitchi Ya Ya Da Da
Itchi Gitchi Ya Ya here
Mocha-choca-lata Ya Ya
Creole Lady Marmalade

Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?
Voulez-vous coucher avec moi?

Hey, hey, hey
Touching her skin feelin' silky smooth
The colour of cafe au lait
Made the savage beast inside
Roar until it cried, more, more, more

Now he's back home doing 9 to 5
Living his grey flannel life
But when he turns off to sleep
Old memories creep, more, more, more

Itchi Gitchi Ya Ya Da Da
Itchi Gitchi Ya Ya here
Mocha-choca-lata Ya Ya
Creole Lady Marmalade

Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?
Voulez-vous coucher avec moi?
Voulez-vous couchez avec moi ce soir?
Creole Lady Marmalade

Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?
Voulez-vous coucher avec moi?
Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?
Voulez-vous coucher avec moi?
Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?
Voulez-vous coucher avec moi?
Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?
Voulez-vous coucher avec moi?

Itchi Gitchi Ya Ya Da Da
Itchi Gitchi Ya Ya here
Mocha-choca-lata Ya Ya
Itchi Gitchi Ya Ya here

Just Leave

Just Leave

I am exhausted
Weary of you now
I need to breathe
Somewhere else
Where you are not
spewing your toxicity
 
My head needs calm
and my heart, peace
There is neither
Where you are
I need to find
that safe place
 
To switch off from you
This time forever
So I do not have to
Listen to your 
false accusations
To justify your wrongs
 
Leave, go, get out
were your commands
I heard, I did, I went
Yet you are still unhappy
Your words still come
Hurtful, cruel, indelible
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Image by Jose Antonio Alba from Pixabay

Literary Yard – published three of my poems

I am delighted to share that the Literary Yard has published three of my poems. End, Small and Transference. I am very honored.

You can check them out here on their site.

Thank you to The Literary Yard for always encouraging us to push ourselves and write better poetry. Thanks to all of you too who read my poems regularly and share your lovely comments. It is appreciated more than you can imagine.

Fooled

Fooled

Like a pebble
Dropping in the lake
Creating never ending circles
as does your love
Wrapping around me
Drawing me back
Into the zone of danger
 
It was as if written
we belonged together
But when one agenda
differs from the other 
Holding in hostage 
Then that isn’t love 
It is you, a stranger

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Zone - WotD

Pebble - RDP

Written - FOWC

Image by Rondell Melling from Pixabay 

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