Without a Trace

Without a Trace

Footprints stolen
by the sea
Voices drowned
by gulls
Words carried
away in protest
on salty winds
 
The beach keeps its secrets
of ghosts from the past
Sweeping away remnants 
of life and love
without a trace
until there’s nothing left
but pristine sand
 
Although here
among the driftwood
and starfish,
your essence
lingers still
Your presence
is felt, always
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Protest - Word of the Day
Nothing - FOWC

Image by Christina1966 from Pixabay 

  8 comments for “Without a Trace

  1. August 26, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    Great use of the prompts in this lovely poem

    • Christine Bolton
      August 26, 2020 at 9:39 pm

      Thank you so much Sadje 🥰

      • August 26, 2020 at 9:41 pm

        You’re welcome 😉

  2. August 27, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    Wow!! So Awesome Christine!! I love the emotions, feelings and wistful images!!! Is this your expansion of your Haiku? Seems like it?? I’m so glad you expanded on that gem!! Bellissimo, My Dear, Bellissimo!!
    xoxo
    💕😘🌹😍

    • Christine Bolton
      August 27, 2020 at 8:38 pm

      Yes this was the expansion of the Haiku. Very similar to your lovely poem Chuck 🥰❤️

      • August 28, 2020 at 3:55 pm

        I so love this, Christine! So happy you decided to expand this!! Loved your line – “Footprints stolen
        by the sea” – Bellissimo, My Dear!!
        xoxo
        😁💕🌹

  3. August 27, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    WOW! Remarkable and haunting. Very beautiful poetry, as always. <3 <3 <3 <3

    • Christine Bolton
      August 27, 2020 at 8:40 pm

      Oh so sweet Lucy. You know I really appreciate your kind words. My poetry is so different from yours and I find yours very exciting and wild! ☺️

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