Train of Thought

Train of Thought

Your words live
in my thoughts
Sometimes they delight
and are invited to stay
Other times they wound
and I show them the door

They feed my heart
Nourish my soul
and thoughts
become my words
flowing freely
back to you

When words harm
they linger in my head
slowly poisoning
a bruised spirit
And I cannot
speak to you

Instead I write
my thoughts
that spew forth
like demons
from my body

So you might understand 

Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © 

in Response to Reena’s Exploration Challenge #153

Image by Irina Gromovataya from Pixabay 

  21 comments for “Train of Thought

  1. October 20, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    Loving the thought and narrative captured in this! <3

    • Christine Bolton
      October 21, 2022 at 8:07 am

      Thank you Jaya ☺️💕

  2. September 24, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    But do they understand? Most times, I’ve found they are read but don’t land how we had hoped they would. Well-written, Christine! 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      September 24, 2020 at 3:43 pm

      Yes, that last line was wishful thinking 🤔. You’re right Susi, they don’t always land where we had hoped. 😐

      • September 24, 2020 at 4:53 pm

        Yes, it sometimes necessitates multiple readings. Or they just don’t have a soul!

      • Christine Bolton
        September 24, 2020 at 8:48 pm

        Sad isn’t it Susi?

      • September 24, 2020 at 9:56 pm

        Beyond sad, pathetic sometimes.

  3. September 23, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    The sentiment of this piece is the exact reason why I started writing , It was the only way I could find to exorcise the emotional demons , people find catharsis in many ways writing was mine .

    • Christine Bolton
      September 24, 2020 at 9:25 am

      Yes Andy. I remember that. Writing has helped many of us who share their work here. I hope you are doing well ☺️

  4. September 20, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    You show words as connectors so beautifully. It may not be so easy to show them the door though. Whatever we love or hate intensely stays somewhere in the subconscious.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 20, 2020 at 3:08 pm

      Thank you. Yes fortunately or unfortunately it does stay with us. I loved this prompt Reena ☺️

      • September 20, 2020 at 3:17 pm

        Glad you liked it 🙂

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  6. Christine Bolton
    September 20, 2020 at 12:05 pm

    Thank you Luisa! So nice to hear from you 🥰

    • October 14, 2020 at 12:22 pm

      Amazing piece. Words once uttered, can never be taken back. We have to rein in our words and let them remain as thoughts in us.

      • Christine Bolton
        October 15, 2020 at 10:19 pm

        Thank you so much ☺️

  7. September 20, 2020 at 12:05 pm

    Really beautiful!

  8. September 20, 2020 at 11:15 am

    Beautifully written, and so appropriate to someone who survived domestic violece.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 20, 2020 at 11:28 am

      Thanks Regina. I always like to promote writing out thoughts good and bad. It is so therapeutic and has helped me most of my life 🙂💕

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