Into the Darkness

Into the Darkness

An ever-consuming sadness
envelops your body in
a diaphanous veil
A storm brewing in your mind
Words of reason hide in the penumbra
Marinating in suppressed anger
that dwells there
Instinctively I know what is happening
I recognize the warning signs
triggering your frustrations 
What the eyes don’t see
Intuition already knows
Watching a rerun of the movie
I have seen so many times
I sense the imminent deterioration 
of what was once a beautiful mind
The beginning of the end

Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
All Rights Reserved


What the eyes don’t see - RDP Saturday
Penumbra - RDP Thursday
Deteriorate - FOWC
The beginning, the end - Stream of Consciousness 

Image by Gordon Johnson from Pixabay

  14 comments for “Into the Darkness

  1. January 30, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    Got so many prompts in and crafted a beautiful poem with a strong message.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 30, 2021 at 10:31 pm

      Thanks so much Sadje! ☺️💕 I always appreciate it my dear.

      • January 30, 2021 at 10:33 pm

        You’re always welcome Christine

  2. January 30, 2021 at 5:49 pm

    “The night,
    is not always dark,
    you know”

    • Christine Bolton
      January 30, 2021 at 6:34 pm

      Wow Ivor. I have not seen that artist before (well actually I couldn’t see her anyway!) It was great! I loved the song. Thanks for the share. My poem was about dementia and how sad it is to watch someone living with it. 😢

      • January 30, 2021 at 6:38 pm

        They are very sad and traumatic situations to be involved in Christine.. 😐

      • Christine Bolton
        January 30, 2021 at 7:11 pm

        Yes indeed they are Ivor ☺️

  3. January 30, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    I’ve seen that movie too. Thanks for joining in Christine 🙂
    ps it’s never too late

    • Christine Bolton
      January 30, 2021 at 6:26 pm

      Thanks so much. I had started it on Thursday and didn’t get around to finishing it until today, with the help of Punam’s prompt too! ☺️

    • January 31, 2021 at 2:41 am

      Christine, I love how you have woven so many prompts to craft your verse with sensitivity about something that most of us will face one day.

      • Christine Bolton
        February 1, 2021 at 10:16 pm

        Thank you dear Punam. I do so hope it doesn’t happen to me. When you see it first hand it is so sad, heartbreaking. 😢

      • February 2, 2021 at 5:13 am

        Keeping fingers crossed, dear.
        My pleasure.

      • Christine Bolton
        February 2, 2021 at 8:17 am

        And same for you! 🥰

      • February 2, 2021 at 9:42 am


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