Time to Leave – Poem of the Month – August 2020

Time to Leave

Inside a secret sorrow
Sharp stabbing pains
of a bleeding heart
Thoughts jumbled
unable to form words

Feeling drawn
to this spot
The stillness
of the water
was meant to soothe

The rambling hills
Clear air to breathe
and sadness to release
But this was not
the place to heal

Raw memories
Longing for the ocean
and the salt life
left behind

To stare again
at pewter skies
streaked with tangerine 
Waiting for a setting sun
to take away sadness

To lay in cool sand
As the night comes
Sequined stars
Dotting the sky
Calming the soul

It is time to leave

Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © 

Sue Vincent’s Weekly Write/Photo

Word Prompts:

Feeling - Word of the Day
Spot -Stream of Conciousness
Stars - RDP
Ramble - FOWC

  11 comments for “Time to Leave – Poem of the Month – August 2020

  1. August 11, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    Wonderfully penned, My Dear! Filled to the brim with so many emotions and feelings working toward the great ending of “It is time to leave”. Letting go and moving on is not an easy thing to do even when it is the only thing to do. Bellissimo!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 11, 2020 at 5:15 pm

      Oh you are so sweet Chuck. Thank you my friend 🥰

      • August 11, 2020 at 9:29 pm

        Not sure that is true, but if it is it’s because I read so many of your words and works!!! Ha!
        Hope your week is going well!! Be safe out there, My Dear!

      • Christine Bolton
        August 11, 2020 at 11:00 pm

        You keep safe too Chuck ☺️💕

  2. August 9, 2020 at 2:32 pm

    Beauty soothes but is seldom enough to heal so deep a wound.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 9, 2020 at 3:19 pm

      Yes this is true. ☺️

  3. August 8, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    Very nice Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 9, 2020 at 12:31 am

      Thank you Darnell 🙂

  4. August 8, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    “pewter skies
    streaked with tangerine
    Waiting for a setting sun”
    Gorgeous lines, Christine! Love this. ❤️🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      August 8, 2020 at 2:58 pm

      You’re so sweet! Thank you. You know it means a lot 🥰

      • August 8, 2020 at 3:16 pm

        Always a pleasure, dear. 😊❤️

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