A Lighter Shade of Dark

A Lighter Shade of Dark

Thoughts swirling around in my head
Constantly in motion, confusing
Making sense and then senseless
Unable to control their movement
Reminiscent of the oscillating fan
hanging from the ceiling
I stare at it listening to the gentle hum
and the clinking of the pull
caught in its own draught
Disoriented by my own
uncontrollable emotions

I watch the rotations above me
allowing them to calm my mind
Mesmerized by the gyration
and feeling my heartbeat slowing
My eyelids flutter in silken silence
to the rhythmic, gentle turning 
Unaware of time passing
Becoming sober in thought
and centered of spirit
My outlook had become
a lighter shade of dark

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Word Prompts

Oscillating - Word of the Day
Sober - FOWC
Silk - RDP

  11 comments for “A Lighter Shade of Dark

  1. July 24, 2022 at 11:37 am

    Ooh, Christine! I love the title and your poem very much! 😊💖

    • Christine Bolton
      July 24, 2022 at 2:15 pm

      Thank you so much Punam ☺️❤️

      • July 24, 2022 at 2:50 pm

        My pleasure. 😊💖

  2. July 24, 2022 at 9:15 am

    Amazing words❤

    • Christine Bolton
      July 24, 2022 at 10:11 am

      Thank you so much Laiba ☺️💕

      • July 24, 2022 at 11:14 am


  3. July 24, 2022 at 12:47 am

    Mesmerizing poetry.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 24, 2022 at 6:29 am

      Ah good choice of words Sadje! Thank you so much ☺️💕 I hope your ankle is much better.

      • July 24, 2022 at 6:58 am

        You’re welcome! Thanks I’m much better, thanks

      • Christine Bolton
        July 24, 2022 at 9:37 am

        Good! Happy you’re doing better Sadje ☺️👍

      • July 24, 2022 at 10:49 am

        Thank you so much Christine

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