Wounded Soul – A Somonka

Wounded Soul

Confused and lonely
Searching for somewhere to hide
Away from horror
I need to shut out the noise
and ugliness that haunts me 
I can feel your pain
Come here where you will find peace
Speak your words to me
So your wounded soul may heal
and your heart begin to rest
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to MLMM's Saturday Mix
Today we were prompted to write
a Somonka. The somonka is a Japanese form.
In fact, it’s basically two tankas written as
two love letters to each other (one tanka
per love letter). This form usually demands
two authors, but it is possible to have a poet
take on two personas.

  19 comments for “Wounded Soul – A Somonka

  1. May 5, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    Very profound, thank you.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 5, 2020 at 8:56 pm

      Thank you so much Geri 😊

  2. March 22, 2020 at 11:02 am

    Nice Chris. Where does your inspiration come from? I enjoy your work.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 22, 2020 at 12:45 pm

      Thanks so much Darnell. A lot of my writing is personal and some is buried deep and it helps to pull it out. I also have a lot of empathy for others who might be struggling and I imagine how I might feel in a sad situation. Other than that, I really love words and let my mind run with them wherever they want to go. 🥰

      • March 22, 2020 at 12:46 pm

        You do a great job expressing your self 🤗

      • Christine Bolton
        March 22, 2020 at 12:58 pm

        Thank you my friend 🥰

  3. March 21, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    This is so beautiful, C! I could use a place like that to rest right now!


    • Christine Bolton
      March 22, 2020 at 8:57 am

      Thank you so much!☺️

  4. March 21, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    Heartbreaking! So poignant! Loved it! Can relate! Xoxo

    • Christine Bolton
      March 22, 2020 at 8:58 am

      Thanks so much Carol Anne ☺️

  5. March 21, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    beautiful and toching. And it also reminds me of that beautiful quote from Aeschylus — “He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.”

    • Christine Bolton
      March 22, 2020 at 9:02 am

      Thank you so much ☺️ I really appreciate it. Thank you also for the beautiful quote. Sometimes life’s challenges are almost too much to bear for some. 💕

  6. March 21, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    someone who is hurt needs someone who offers gentle healing <3

    • Christine Bolton
      March 22, 2020 at 9:04 am

      Thanks Lisa. We all need that someone don’t we? 💕

      • March 22, 2020 at 11:05 am


  7. March 21, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    Poignant poem

    • Christine Bolton
      March 22, 2020 at 9:05 am

      Thank you Sadje ☺️

      • March 22, 2020 at 9:43 am

        You’re welcome 😉

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