Restless

Restless

A gentle touch
Foot prints stolen
Bare trees of March stand spindly
This field of dreams lies barren
Broken like the wing

With nothing but my own thoughts
Wrap me gently in your arms
I stare at the paper

I walked that I might breathe
Living in my dreams
No road is straight and no hill is too steep
In the lonely hours


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Laura Bloomsbury is hosting D’Verse Poets tonight and has promoted us with ‘Found’ poetry.  We are to take the first lines of twelve poems we wrote in 2022. One from each month of the year.  I chose mine in order so the first line is from a January poem and the last is December.  I think it came out all right (!)

Here are links to the poems:

Mating Dance
Without A Trace
Winter's End
Field of Dreams
Broken
At Peace
Wrap Me In Love
D.I.V.O.R.C.E.
Walk in the Park
Daily Haiku - Mon. October 10, 2022
Silver Threads
In The Lonely Hours

  22 comments for “Restless

  1. sanaarizvi
    January 17, 2023 at 3:00 pm

    This is absolutely exquisite! I especially admire; “With nothing but my own thoughts/Wrap me gently in your arms/I stare at the paper.” ❤️❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      January 17, 2023 at 9:54 pm

      Thank you so much Sanaa ☺️❤️

  2. January 15, 2023 at 10:53 am

    So well done, it really worked together.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 17, 2023 at 11:09 am

      Thank you Bjorn. Yes, it came together magically and in order too! That never happens 😳

  3. January 13, 2023 at 9:14 pm

    This turned out very well. Specially love that last stanza.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 15, 2023 at 9:01 am

      Thank you so much, Grace ☺️💕

  4. January 13, 2023 at 1:42 pm

    I particularly love the last stanza

    • Christine Bolton
      January 13, 2023 at 7:34 pm

      Thank you so much. ☺️

  5. January 13, 2023 at 8:09 am

    It is more than alright, Christine. This poem is beautiful.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 13, 2023 at 10:39 am

      Thank you so much Regina. ☺️💕

  6. January 13, 2023 at 6:44 am

    I love your restless found poem, Christine! I also like that we both wrote about loneliness. I especially like the idea of stolen foot prints, and the lines:
    ‘This field of dreams lies barren
    Broken like the wing’.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 13, 2023 at 9:14 am

      Thank you, Kim ! I really appreciate it. ☺️💕

  7. January 13, 2023 at 4:44 am

    beautifully woven and very touching, Christine
    “This field of dreams lies barren
    Broken like the wing”

    • Christine Bolton
      January 13, 2023 at 10:38 am

      Thank you Laura. I loved this prompt. ☺️💕

  8. Rob Kistner
    January 13, 2023 at 1:08 am

    Wow Christine — serendipitous fate here. 👍🏼 Excellent my friend. 🙂✌🏼

    • Christine Bolton
      January 13, 2023 at 10:40 am

      Hey Rob! Thanks so much. I really appreciate it. ☺️

  9. January 13, 2023 at 12:08 am

    This has turned out to be in perfect sync.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 13, 2023 at 7:34 pm

      Thanks Sadje. It worked out pretty well for me. ☺️👍

      • January 13, 2023 at 8:14 pm

        Yes, it did. 👌🏼

  10. January 12, 2023 at 10:02 pm

    Very beautiful

    • Christine Bolton
      January 13, 2023 at 7:33 pm

      Thanks Jay. I appreciate it. ☺️

      • January 13, 2023 at 7:35 pm

        You’re welcome

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