Journey to the Unknown

Journey to the Unknown

Navigation to your mind
Ominous
Unknown
Daunting
A journey to the unknown
Where roads become
twisted veins
confusing and uncertain
Some carrying me onward
in a flowing sea of blood
pumping life to your brain
and others dragging me
down into a coagulated mire
Drowning in uncertainty
Traveling blindly
A wrong turn
dangerous
unforgiving



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  41 comments for “Journey to the Unknown

  1. November 12, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    Well done Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      November 12, 2020 at 8:10 pm

      Thanks Linda ☺️

  2. November 12, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    Very dark and looming, but indeed well written. Quite a journey to read this piece and the images attached to it figuratively; you express it beautifully and poetically.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 12, 2020 at 8:03 pm

      You always make me feel better Lucy! I was not too happy with it. It felt rushed and I that I should have taken more time in it 😧. Thank you so much for your kind words. 🥰

  3. November 12, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    ah the mind! so often i’ve let it run wild,

    • Christine Bolton
      November 12, 2020 at 7:54 pm

      Yes, it’s good for you! ☺️

    • Beverly Crawford
      November 12, 2020 at 10:29 pm

      That journey into the unknown is a scary trip!

      • Christine Bolton
        November 13, 2020 at 9:32 am

        Yes Bev. You never know what you’re going to get! ☺️

      • November 13, 2020 at 8:15 pm

        Wow, this is me often!

      • Christine Bolton
        November 14, 2020 at 12:32 pm

        It’s a difficult journey, isn’t it?

  4. November 12, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    On the razor’s edge, where a wrong turn…. Nice setting of tension here, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 12, 2020 at 8:11 pm

      Thanks Lisa☺️☺️

      • November 13, 2020 at 4:19 pm

        YW Christine!

  5. November 12, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    Very profound

    • Christine Bolton
      November 12, 2020 at 8:11 pm

      Thanks so much Sadje ☺️

      • November 13, 2020 at 1:26 am

        You’re welcome 😉

  6. November 12, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    Wrong turn will be diverted..Light over darkness

    • Christine Bolton
      November 13, 2020 at 9:31 am

      Yes Athira, dry little grows in the dark ☺️

      • November 13, 2020 at 9:38 am

        👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

      • Christine Bolton
        November 14, 2020 at 12:19 pm

        I thought I typed ‘very little’. Oh well … 🥰

      • November 14, 2020 at 8:44 pm

        👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

  7. November 12, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    Well done, Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      November 13, 2020 at 9:31 am

      Thanks Eugenia ☺️ I appreciate it

  8. November 12, 2020 at 11:30 pm

    Tense and powerful. An experience that many can relate to.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 13, 2020 at 9:33 am

      Yes Ali, it can be very frightening. Thanks so much ☺️

  9. November 13, 2020 at 4:22 am

    Other people’s mind maps are nothing like our own, Christine, and we can never second-guess them. I like the way you conveyed this and the idea of roads becoming twisted veins.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 13, 2020 at 9:33 am

      Yes that is true Kim. Thanks so much ☺️

  10. November 13, 2020 at 10:28 am

    The landscape of the mind can indeed be a daunting place to visit – you’ve captured this idea so well!

    • Christine Bolton
      November 14, 2020 at 12:20 pm

      Yes it can be scary! Thanks Ingrid 🥰

  11. November 13, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    A road map of my mind, I’d never thought of it quite that way and it makes perfect sense. I’ve always wanted to tell you how stunning your blog header is.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 14, 2020 at 12:17 pm

      Thank you so much Helen. I really appreciate it ☺️💕

  12. November 13, 2020 at 2:40 pm

    Drowning in uncertainty
    Traveling blindly

    Presented with all the ingredients for healing. True to form Christine!

    Hank

    • Christine Bolton
      November 14, 2020 at 12:23 pm

      Thanks Hank. Seeing it for what it is, is part way to being healed. I appreciate your comments so much ☺️

  13. November 13, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    Oh, this makes me think of a character in a book I just finished. His name was Gregorovich in “To Sleep in a Sea of Stars” by Paolini. Wonderful book if you like sci-fi. You could have written this poem for him.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 14, 2020 at 12:31 pm

      Thank you Debi. How interesting! It pleases me that my poem reminded you of something 🙂
      I remember many years ago when I first visited an Acupuncturist. I studied a poster on his wall showing the human body and it looked like a road map. He explained how everything in the body is connected and that his needles would be placed in areas that seem strange but would help the pain elsewhere. I never quite got that image out of my head and I guess it was inspiration for my poem ☺️

  14. hypercryptical
    November 14, 2020 at 6:15 am

    Beware the wrong turn!
    (Love your words BTW.)
    Anna :o]

    • Christine Bolton
      November 14, 2020 at 12:34 pm

      Yes indeed! Thanks Anna 🙂

  15. sanaarizvi
    November 15, 2020 at 11:25 am

    Deliciously dark and brooding! 💝

    • Christine Bolton
      November 15, 2020 at 11:46 am

      Thanks Sanaa! 🥰

  16. November 16, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    A powerful write. Reflection vs rumination…..meditation vs ruminating. “others dragging me
    down into a coagulated mire” ….these are just visceral in their emotions…these are the memories that can be so painful and searing and if not let go, can take us into the pit of despair. Ruminating….has that negative connotation.
    Dark and brooding indeed.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 16, 2020 at 5:31 pm

      Thank you Lillian. I love your feedback and appreciate it so much. At times I have been in those dark places that are painful. However I wrote this poem having come out on the other side. I had tried so hard to comprehend a situation and my thoughts took me on this journey of how we are all different inside. We all process things differently as likely we are “wired” differently. I hope that makes sense ☺️

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