Equalizer

Equalizer

Finally the dregs
of the day drained
away with
the sunset
Taking with them
the sweat and tears
that spilled onto
the remnants of
a dream crushed
Writing the obituary
as it sinks beyond
the horizon
into another time
 
But the moon
does rise high
into the night sky
shining its light
on the darkness
of what once was  
Infusing a delicate soul
with its energy
and brightness
Reassuring
and reminding
tomorrow will
surely come

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Mish is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight
and has prompted us with the following quote
“Barn’s burnt down, now I can see the moon.”
               Mizuta Masahide

Word Prompts
Delicate - RDP
Obituary - Word of the Day

Image by Prettysleepy from Pixabay 

  37 comments for “Equalizer

  1. March 24, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    Yes, we must hold on to this….
    Reassuring
    and reminding
    tomorrow will
    surely come

    • Christine Bolton
      March 24, 2020 at 11:25 pm

      Yes Dwight as sure as the sun will come up.☺️

  2. March 24, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    So well put, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 24, 2020 at 11:25 pm

      Thanks Tracy 🥰

  3. March 24, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    So poignant, but beautiful

    • Christine Bolton
      March 24, 2020 at 11:26 pm

      Thank you my dear 🥰

      • March 24, 2020 at 11:27 pm

        A pleasure

  4. March 24, 2020 at 10:52 pm

    The moon does provide hope.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 24, 2020 at 11:26 pm

      I am always thrilled to see the moon. It lifts my spirits every time☺️

  5. March 24, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    “Hope is a good thing, may be the best of all things, and no good thing ever dies” — Stephen King
    hope you don’t mind, i just happen to love quotes. Btw, it’s a beautiful poem.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 24, 2020 at 11:27 pm

      Yes indeed. In the end there is always hope ☺️ I love the quote 👍

  6. March 24, 2020 at 11:20 pm

    Darkness transformed, wonderful Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 24, 2020 at 11:27 pm

      Thanks Lisa dear 🥰

      • March 24, 2020 at 11:48 pm

        🙂 <3

  7. March 25, 2020 at 3:51 am

    Great title, Christine! Disasters of all sorts have been equalisers throughout history, and this one has put the whole world in the same boat. I love the way you’ve used contrast in this poem, the shift from negative words and phrases, such as ‘dregs’, ‘sweat and tears’ and ‘crushed’, to the positive beauty of the moon ‘shining… with its energy and brightness’, and the reminder that tomorrow will come.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 25, 2020 at 11:47 am

      You’re so kind Kim. Thank you for that wonderful feedback. I’m happy you liked it 🥰

  8. March 25, 2020 at 4:36 am

    Hopeful and wonderful, Christine! 🙂💞

    • Christine Bolton
      March 25, 2020 at 11:45 am

      Thanks dear Punam 🙂💕

      • March 25, 2020 at 11:51 am

        My pleasure, dear. 🙂

  9. March 25, 2020 at 5:10 am

    What a powerful piece! Hopeful and aspiring!

    • Christine Bolton
      March 25, 2020 at 11:44 am

      You’re most kind. Thank you ☺️

      • March 25, 2020 at 12:06 pm

        My pleasure!

    • Christine Bolton
      March 25, 2020 at 11:44 am

      Thank you my dear 🥰

  10. March 25, 2020 at 8:37 am

    Beautifully written and loved the hope

    • Christine Bolton
      March 25, 2020 at 11:42 am

      You’re so sweet! Thank you Jude ☺️

      • March 25, 2020 at 11:59 am

        No thank you Christine ❤️

      • Christine Bolton
        March 25, 2020 at 7:13 pm

        Awww, thanks 🥰

  11. March 25, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    You had me at “dregs of the days drained” but I also enjoyed the stark contrast in imagery. The moon was so comforting in your poem.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 25, 2020 at 7:19 pm

      Thanks Mish. The night sky is inspiring and healing ☺️

  12. March 25, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    A poem of hope, thank you!

    • Christine Bolton
      March 25, 2020 at 7:21 pm

      Thanks so much Mary 🥰

  13. March 25, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    It’s ironic, but true, that that dim light following the setting sun can bring hope, like a beacon through the night, leading to a new day.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 25, 2020 at 7:22 pm

      Yes for sure. It’s as if it is cleansing, healing. 😊

  14. March 26, 2020 at 8:04 am

    Nature’s cycles are reassuring. (K)

    • Christine Bolton
      March 26, 2020 at 11:59 am

      Yes they certainly are. With change there is new hope 🥰

  15. March 26, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    You can always trust the moon… so much hope in darkness.

  16. Christine Bolton
    March 26, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    Yes he shines his light and shows us the way ☺️

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