Whitewater

Whitewater

Listening to
the gentle sound
of water trickling
over rocks
Going in different 
directions
Every bump
Every twist
and turn
Slowly
Quickly
Forever changing
its course
as the stones
wear down
with age
 
Today 
the river
smelled of him
Reminding her
of their life
He had taken her
through whitewater 
Gasping for air
at every bump
Reaching heights
only to splash
hard on the down
Exhilarating 
Backbreaking 
Numbing
 
The bare trees
Now stripped of
their leaves
Naked and alone
Waiting for new
growth
She understood
as she struggled
to maintain
dignity in the
aftermath
of his
raging rapids
She waits
In a holding
pattern
 

 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to:
Sue Vincent's weekly write/photo challenge
 

  19 comments for “Whitewater

  1. February 8, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    Raw, deep, and phenomenally written. ❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      February 8, 2020 at 10:19 pm

      Thank you so much. I really appreciate it ☺️

  2. February 8, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    Your vivid imagery paints a painful picture of troubled waters…

    • Christine Bolton
      February 8, 2020 at 10:17 pm

      Ah yes Ivor…troubled waters indeed 🙂💕 Thank you so much

  3. February 8, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    Well done. Although I would say to your heroine, Get. Out. Now! 😉

    • Christine Bolton
      February 8, 2020 at 10:14 pm

      Thank you Wanda. I would agree! 🙂

  4. February 8, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    very deep account of a turbulent journey and the landscape that echoed the trials

    • Christine Bolton
      February 8, 2020 at 10:14 pm

      Thanks Gina 💕🙂

  5. February 8, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    This is so touching Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 8, 2020 at 9:28 pm

      Thanks Sadje 🙂

      • February 9, 2020 at 3:20 am

        You’re welcome dear

  6. February 9, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Raw and vivid, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 10, 2020 at 7:19 am

      Thanks Sue ☺️

      • February 10, 2020 at 2:20 pm

        🙂

  7. February 10, 2020 at 2:15 am

    Well done Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 10, 2020 at 7:14 am

      Thank you so much Darnell🥰

  8. February 10, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    and so many waste their life in that holding … masterfully written!

    • Christine Bolton
      February 10, 2020 at 11:03 pm

      Aww, thank you so much Kate 🙂💕

      • February 11, 2020 at 1:19 am

        my pleasure Christine!

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