Tricks of the Mind

Tricks of the Mind

When the forest floor
is bathed in moonlight
I wait between the trees
Soon you will come
Carefully and quietly
Moving with ease
In the stillness of the night
Your silhouette appears
In your hand I see a flower
My heart skips a beat
In the distance the village clock
strikes the midnight hour
How we like to play silly
tricks with our minds
Wishing for what we want to see
You disappear without a trace
A figment of my imagination
or a full moon lunacy
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Careful - Word of the Day
Silly - FOWC

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  11 comments for “Tricks of the Mind

  1. October 17, 2019 at 9:34 am

    Brilliant piece. Sometimes imagination can take us to places better than reality.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 18, 2019 at 8:39 am

      Thank you Francie 🙂💕

      • October 18, 2019 at 6:49 pm

        You’re welcome!

  2. October 17, 2019 at 1:52 am

    Ah! Wishful thinking!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 17, 2019 at 7:25 am


      • October 17, 2019 at 8:44 am


  3. October 17, 2019 at 1:03 am

    What we imagine
    And what is real
    Are not the same deal

    • Christine Bolton
      October 17, 2019 at 7:26 am

      So true 🙂

  4. October 17, 2019 at 12:06 am

    Oh I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 17, 2019 at 7:26 am

      Yes, imagination! 🙂💕

      • October 17, 2019 at 3:13 pm

        🙂 <3

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