Message

Message

In dreams 
black lions stare
as you gape in wonder
Irrational thoughts
prevail in your heart
But your mind senses
a foreboding 
of what might come
It is speaking to you 
Listen!
Bury your head
in the sand no longer
Step back, step aside
Empty the mind of untruths
and broken promises
collected over time
Take off the blinders
See the world for what it is
Not the one you have chosen to live in
Come back from the wilderness
“Do or do not, there is no try.”
You no longer have to live
in a prison of your own making
 
 
Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
All Rights Reserved

Mish is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight and has prompted us with
lines from famous movies.  From the many she suggested, I chose
the following to include in my poem.
 
“Do or do not, there is no try.” – Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, 1980 

Image by efes from Pixabay 

  39 comments for “Message

  1. May 25, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    “You no longer have to live
    in a prison of your own making.”
    How true. Sometimes it is hard to climb out of it and realize we build our own walls.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 25, 2021 at 9:30 pm

      Yes, walls built with fear. For some it can be quite daunting to even consider leaving, leg alone doing it 😕 thank you for the great prompt lines tonight ☺️👍

      • May 26, 2021 at 1:51 am

        You’re welcome! 🙂

  2. May 25, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    Love this poem and it’s message.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 25, 2021 at 9:26 pm

      Oh I’m so pleased Sadje! Thank you dear friend. ☺️🌺💕

      • May 25, 2021 at 11:20 pm

        You’re welcome 😍

  3. May 25, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    Christine, I almost chose that line and was going to write about DV. I like what you did with it here, especially how you linked the dreaming and waking worlds.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 25, 2021 at 9:26 pm

      Thank you Lisa. I actually dreamed of two black male lions the other night. It was weird and I think it was a warning of some sort, hence the poem. The line just seemed to fit 😳👍☺️
      I have much to read tonight. Lots of inspiration in those movie quotes.

      • May 25, 2021 at 10:08 pm

        OMG, Christine, I just figured something out about your dream. You know that the dream world loves to use puns. Look at what you dreamed in that light.

      • Christine Bolton
        May 25, 2021 at 10:19 pm

        Thank you Lisa. I’m just clutching at straws with its meaning. I figured it was an omen and I need to be careful. What do you interpret it as?

      • May 25, 2021 at 10:20 pm

        two black male lion = to blackmail (lyin) just a guess but that’s how dream messages work. how that fits into your situation is where you have to figure it out!

      • Christine Bolton
        May 25, 2021 at 10:43 pm

        Oh my gosh, of course. I had forgotten that. That’s absolutely fits! You’re a genius Lisa!
        I remember dreaming about Korea once and I couldn’t figure out why. Someone told me it was likely about my career. Right? Amazing! Thank you so much for translating it for me 💕💕

      • May 25, 2021 at 10:49 pm

        🙂 That one was easy. I don’t know about Korea and career. Maybe! I know when I was in the dream group and we took turns deciphering dreams it was very helpful because many eyes looking at it at the same time. Ultimately it’s up to the dreamer to figure what the “message from home” is.

      • Christine Bolton
        May 25, 2021 at 11:01 pm

        It is really fascinating. Especially as there aren’t any black lions 🦁

      • May 25, 2021 at 11:06 pm

        Were there other parts to the dream? The suggested method is to write it all down, circle all nouns, then put each noun on a separate sheet of paper and circle it and put lines out from it so it looks like a sun. Then write down every association you can think of of the noun. Also be the lookout for puns (as I said before.) Have your feelers out for what “pops” and sooner or later you’ll get an “aha!”

      • Christine Bolton
        May 26, 2021 at 6:49 am

        Oh my gosh I will have to do that. I’m saving your notes to use. I do seem to have a lot of dreams about bizarre things. Thank you for your help Lisa ☺️

      • May 26, 2021 at 11:58 am

        My pleasure!

  4. May 25, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    Beautiful ❤️. Yoda would approve

  5. May 26, 2021 at 2:07 am

    Yes! Those last lines sum up the whole poem and really resonate. Those ‘mind-forged manacles’ of Blake’s again. We make our own prisons sometimes, so hold the key to our happiness and freedom!

    • Christine Bolton
      May 26, 2021 at 12:06 pm

      Sometimes we are just plain scared to do anything different. Isn’t that the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results? 😧

      • May 26, 2021 at 12:10 pm

        I think so!

  6. May 26, 2021 at 1:38 pm

    “Do or do not, there is no try” ~~~ Love that line and your poetry.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 26, 2021 at 2:20 pm

      Yes that was a great movie line to work with. Thanks Helen ☺️💕

  7. Beverly Crawford
    May 26, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    A bold, strong and encouraging message.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 26, 2021 at 2:19 pm

      Thank you Bev ☺️💕

  8. May 26, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    Some great lines! I especially liked the lines, “Step back, step aside Empty the mind of untruths” Sometimes it really is that simple, we just need to get out of the way and empty the mind. Your poem made me think of someone I know who really has this problem. It’s a very relatable poem! 💕

    • Christine Bolton
      May 27, 2021 at 7:45 am

      Thank you Tricia ☺️ I’m so happy you can relate.

  9. sanaarizvi
    May 27, 2021 at 1:34 am

    ““Do or do not, there is no try.” You no longer have to live in a prison of your own making,”… sigh.. love this! Sometimes we don’t even realize what we are holding in until we learn to let go. 💝💝

    • Christine Bolton
      May 27, 2021 at 7:41 am

      So very true Sanaa. It’s the letting go that us the hardest 🥲

  10. May 27, 2021 at 11:37 am

    Very well done Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      May 27, 2021 at 12:30 pm

      Thank you Dwight! You’re so kind ☺️

      • May 27, 2021 at 12:40 pm

        Thank you… You are welcome!

  11. May 27, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    I enjoyed your response to this prompt, lovely imagery! (I also chose this one :-)) I love: black lions stare as you gaze in wonder.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 28, 2021 at 3:30 pm

      Thank you so much. 🌺💕 The black lions were in a dream, obviously ☺️

  12. Christine Bolton
    May 28, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    Thank you so much. 🌺💕 The black lions were in a dream, obviously ☺️

  13. May 28, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    Deep, thoughtful and beautifully written.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 29, 2021 at 9:59 am

      Thank you so much Jude ☺️💕🌺

      • June 4, 2021 at 6:13 am

        ❤️🌷🧡

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