After the Storm

After the Storm

Geography of sands
shifted by the storm
forming a river
through the dunes
Water collected 
in a cerulean bay
of calmness after the rage
Angry winds sweeping
seaweed and driftwood ashore 
Remnants of horseshoe crabs
Laid to rest on a beachy grave
Coffee-colored sea grasses
Pliable and resilient
Standing tall, now waving gently
Resistant to the wind
The ravages
of nature’s anger
Abolished
Long gone
leaving only silence


Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © 

In response to Sue Vincent’s Weekly Write/Photo

Word Prompts

Coffee - Stream of Conciousness 
River - Word of the Day
Cerulean Bay - RDP
Abolish - FOWC




  13 comments for “After the Storm

  1. June 27, 2020 at 11:09 am

    A beautiful picture pained by your words, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 27, 2020 at 11:18 am

      Thanks Sue 🥰

  2. June 27, 2020 at 11:23 am

    Lovely!

    • Christine Bolton
      June 27, 2020 at 12:10 pm

      Thank you so much Heather ☺️

      • June 27, 2020 at 12:54 pm

        Most welcome!

  3. June 27, 2020 at 12:12 pm

    You’re Words creat a vivid image.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 27, 2020 at 4:00 pm

      Thank you Sadje ☺️

      • June 27, 2020 at 5:19 pm

        You’re welcome 😉

  4. June 27, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    i love the way you wrote this – the tempest of the sea and the softness of the earth it lands upon – contrasting beauty

    • Christine Bolton
      June 27, 2020 at 11:45 pm

      Thank you so much Gina. What a lovely compliment! I appreciate it so much 🙂💕

  5. June 28, 2020 at 6:25 am

    What beautiful, vivid imagery, Christine! I could see it through your words. ❤️🙂

  6. June 28, 2020 at 7:35 am

    Beautiful post Christine. You nailed it

    • Christine Bolton
      June 28, 2020 at 8:05 am

      Thanks Jude 🙂. You’re so kind

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