Multifaceted

Multifaceted

Complicated
and challenging 
this love we share
Testing patience
Pushing limits

Tender and sweet
With soft touch
and thoughtful gesture
Kind words
in tandem with 
welcome strength
A shoulder to lean on
Arms to wrap and protect
Comfort and soothe
Cognizant 
of each other’s needs

But storms brew
Rumbling thunder,
electric lightning
and so the bear roars

Tempers flare and nails claw
Words of anger fly
from bruised throats
Wounded hearts cry
in the wilderness
Tears fill the chasm
with a river, unnavigable
Somewhere lies the key
that can unlock
a hardened heart
and begin to release the love


Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © 

In response to Sue Vincent’s Weekly Write/Photo

Word Prompts

Begin  - Word of the Day
Wilderness - RDP
Cognizant - FOWC
Nail - Stream of Consciousness

  26 comments for “Multifaceted

  1. June 13, 2020 at 10:52 am

    Absolutely stunning! So exact. Lovely!

    • Christine Bolton
      June 13, 2020 at 11:39 am

      Oh you’re so sweet! Thank you 😊

  2. June 13, 2020 at 10:55 am

    “Somewhere lies the key
    that can unlock
    a hardened heart
    and begin to release the love”

    I love this Christine.❤❤❤

    • Christine Bolton
      June 13, 2020 at 11:41 am

      Thanks so much Mich. I really appreciate it 🥰

      • June 13, 2020 at 8:35 pm

        💕💕💕

  3. June 13, 2020 at 11:33 am

    Absolutely brilliant poem Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 13, 2020 at 11:42 am

      Thank you so much Sadje! ☺️💕

      • June 13, 2020 at 4:17 pm

        You’re welcome 😉

  4. June 13, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    Wonderful, Christine…

    • Christine Bolton
      June 13, 2020 at 9:42 pm

      Thank you so much. I’m happy you liked it 🙂💕

  5. June 13, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    It slides from jubilation at finding love to wanting to escape. Made me sad. I loved it. Nice work Christine. )

    • Christine Bolton
      June 13, 2020 at 9:41 pm

      I’m happy you liked it Jay-lyn. Thanks so much 😊💕🥰

  6. June 14, 2020 at 4:14 am

    oh that key – unlocking a hardened heart – that is the most beautiful thing to happen in a relationship = shows respect

    • Christine Bolton
      June 14, 2020 at 9:45 am

      Thank you dear Gina. Yes, it is sometimes hard to find that key and it can be difficult, but it’s a work in progress 🥰

    • June 17, 2020 at 4:15 am

      It is really a nice poem christine 👌

  7. June 14, 2020 at 9:36 am

    Unlocking a hardened heart is one of life’s biggest challenges. . . .

    • Christine Bolton
      June 14, 2020 at 11:54 am

      Yes it can be! 🙂

  8. June 14, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    If only unlocking hardened hearts was easy! Beautifully expressed, Christine. 💞🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      June 14, 2020 at 3:52 pm

      Thanks Punam! It’s all about finding the key 🥰

      • June 15, 2020 at 11:42 am

        Yes, of course! You are welcome, dear.

  9. June 17, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    Brilliant, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 18, 2020 at 1:34 pm

      Thank you so much Sue 🥰

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