Medicine For The Soul – A Soliloquy

Medicine For The Soul

A wafer-thin moon appears
in the late afternoon sky
Pale as milk and semi-transparent
Mirroring my mood of this day
Having fallen by the wayside
of everyday life
Feeling as fragile as a crumbling cracker
being spread with ice cold butter 
Jarred by the day’s impossible round
of bare-knuckle punches
Rejected, insignificant
Weary from the extraordinary efforts
I managed to perform without regard or thanks
Taking a deep breath I stare
at the simple beauty before my eyes
The transformation from a gossamer moon
to a thick cheesy ball smiling back at me
I sense my equilibrium being restored
as my body drinks the medicine for my soul

Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
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Victoria C. Slotto is guest hosting Meeting art the Bar at D'Verse tonight
and has prompted us with the Soliloquy.

Soliloquy is a form of speech spoken aloud by a character but addressed to no one except his or her self. The purpose of the soliloquy is to allow the audience to get a glimpse of the character’s inner thoughts and feelings while keeping them hidden from the other characters. The soliloquy differs from a monologue in that the latter is spoken so that other characters may be made privy to the speaker’s point of view. A soliloquy can express thoughts, emotions, intentions, plans and desires. It can influence the unfolding of the plot and can create irony.

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  27 comments for “Medicine For The Soul – A Soliloquy

  1. March 4, 2023 at 3:03 pm

    Christine, this is fab!
    I loved it! <3

    • Christine Bolton
      March 4, 2023 at 3:15 pm

      Yours so kind Carol anne. If you’re reading all my old stuff. ☺️❤️

      • March 4, 2023 at 3:48 pm

        Yes, reading through some of this, I have a lot of it saved in my inbox 😊

  2. August 29, 2021 at 11:32 am

    The pale moon against a daylight sky is special… so often we fail to notice it, just like we fail to see the details of ourselved.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 29, 2021 at 12:52 pm

      Yes it is almost insignificant at that time but still beautiful and looking quite delicate ☺️

  3. Beverly Crawford
    August 27, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    A beautiful descriptive write!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 27, 2021 at 7:17 pm

      Thank you dear Bev ☺️😍❤️

  4. August 27, 2021 at 3:56 pm

    This is amazing … I love how it comes full circle. And the vividness of this description / cracker and cold butter.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 27, 2021 at 4:57 pm

      That’s so nice of you Helen. Thank you so much 😊💕🌺

  5. August 27, 2021 at 9:42 am

    I can really feel the pain, but more hopefully, I’m also relieved the moon was able to provide some healing!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 27, 2021 at 12:42 pm

      Thanks Phillip. We all have bad days, right? ☺️

  6. August 27, 2021 at 6:15 am

    Oh, I really like this! I love the vivid descriptions of your day–and I could feel the weight of it, the rejections, the thankless work, even as the moon transformed, and you with it. Nature can definitely be “medicine for the soul.”

    • Christine Bolton
      August 27, 2021 at 7:53 am

      Thank you Merril. I’m so happy you liked it ☺️💕

      • August 27, 2021 at 11:25 am

        I did! 💙

  7. August 27, 2021 at 4:08 am

    What wonderful soul-medicine the light of the moon can provide! I especially love the melodic opening lines of this poem 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      August 27, 2021 at 7:52 am

      Thank you Ingrid ☺️💕

  8. August 27, 2021 at 3:23 am

    Nice one!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 27, 2021 at 7:52 am

      Thanks so much ☺️🌺

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    • Christine Bolton
      August 27, 2021 at 1:14 am

      Thank you Sadje ☺️💕

      • August 27, 2021 at 3:08 am

        You’re welcome my friend

  10. Masa
    August 26, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    I enjoyed the transformative place that the moon represents – at once a simple thing, a reminder of our own flat character, paper-thin and stained, but also beautiful, a wholesome half of the gentle equilibrium of the day. All in all, this was a refreshing experience – I relished it, found it delightful, and I look forward to more.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 26, 2021 at 9:58 pm

      Thank you so much! I am so happy it resonated with you. yes, please visit any time ☺️💕

  11. August 26, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    Christine, this spoke to me, especially the part about your efforts going unnoticed, as is so much of our daily lives. I enjoyed the role the moon played in your self-reflection and the metaphor of the crumbling cracker.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 26, 2021 at 9:59 pm

      Thank you Victoria. Your prompt was timely from as I had played around with this poem for a couple of days, so thank you again! ☺️💕

  12. August 26, 2021 at 9:18 pm


    • Christine Bolton
      August 26, 2021 at 10:00 pm

      Thanks so much Lucy! ☺️💕

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