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Deadwood

Deadwood

You, the magnificent oak
with arms outstretched
Embracing me
Holding me with your
power and strength
Always protecting me
from those who would harm
Yet this encompassing love
is marginalizing and isolating
Keeping me from
those I love
You left your splinters
where I cannot remove them
They lie there under skin
Clearly visible yet
irritating and inflaming
Your mark left on me
for all to see
Slowly poisoning
my bloodstream
Until I am jaded and listless
Sapped of my strength
Taking this splintered love
to the death


Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Prompts

OctPoWriMo - Tree
Death - WotD
Splinter - RDP
Jaded - FOWC

Song Lyric Sunday – Highway Vagabond

For the second week in a row I have not only gone back to visit County Music, I have also chosen another song by Miranda Lambert. Jim Adams prompted us with Vagabond, Loner and Drifter for Song Lyric Sunday. I found it quite a challenge to find something and it will be interesting to see what everyone comes up with today.

By the way, Jim has a new badge for Song Lyric Sunday. Let’s use it.

Highway Vagabond is on The Weight of These Wings, the sixth studio album by American country music artist Miranda Lambert. It was released on November 18, 2016, via RCA Records Nashville. The album consists of two discs, with Disc 1 titled The Nerve, and Disc 2 titled The Heart. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and No. 3 on the all-genre US Billboard 200 chart, and has been certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In addition to winning Album of the Year at the 2017 ACM Awards, it is considered by several music publications as one of 2016’s best country albums.

Lyrics
Highway Vagabond
Miranda Lambert

I wanna go somewhere where nobody knows I wanna know somewhere where nobody goes
Following gold lines on the ground, northbound, southbound
There’s something ’bout the way I feel when the wheels go round and round and round
Highway vagabonds, living like hippies
Moving right along to the next big city
Okay, jump off the exit
Truck stop, rest stop, next stop Texas
Caravan like a wild west show
I don’t care, man, as long as we go
My way
Get off one and get on the other
Highway, vagabonds
Daddy was a drifter, mama died young
I still don’t know where I come from
On the map and off the grid
With all my friends
Roaming town and town like Willie did when he was a kid
On the road again
Highway vagabonds, living like hippies
Moving right along to the next big city
Okay, jump off the exit
Truck stop, rest stop, next stop Texas
Caravan like a wild west show
I don’t care, man, as long as we go
My way, singing for your supper
Get off one and get on the other
Highway, vagabonds
But if we ain’t broke down then we ain’t doing something right
But if we ain’t broke down then we ain’t slowing down tonight
Highway vagabonds, living like hippies
Moving right along to the next big city
Highway vagabonds, living like hippies
Moving right along to the next big city
Okay, jump off the exit
Truck stop, rest stop, next stop Texas
Caravan like a wild west show
I don’t care, man, as long as we go
My way, singing for your supper
Get off one and get on the other
Highway, vagabonds
Highway vagabonds
Highway vagabonds
Living like hippies (highway vagabonds)
Moving right along to the next big city
Living like hippies (highway vagabonds)
Moving right along to the next big city (highway vagabonds)
Living like highway vagabonds (highway vagabonds)

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Luke Dick / Natalie Hemby / Shane Mcanally
Highway Vagabond lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.






Love is a Battlefield

Love is a Battlefield

Exhausted from treading
the uneven ground that is you
I step back into black shadows
Craving anonymity and peace
Fatigued from sparring and
exchanging elevated vocabulary
Scratching and clawing
at the remnants of our life
An escape merely a detour
Wishing for better fortune
Avoiding more conflict
Yet ultimately surrendering
to the unseen enemy
For love is a battlefield




Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©


Prompts


OctPoWriMo - Black
Fortune - WotD
Shadows - RDP
Ground - SoCS
DetourFOWC
Love is a Battlefield - MLMM - Mad about the Metaphor

Living in the Present

Living in the Present

In the stillness
of the morning
I see her again
The woman in black
Standing on the rocks
in silence
Staring at the sea
motionless
The breeze lifting
her hair and leaving it
to tousle about
her shoulders
Whenever I come
at this time she is there
Never acknowledging
my presence
Absorbed in her thoughts
and quietness
I smile nervously
but she looks through me
As if I were transparent
I speak but she does not hear
It was then I realized
I was looking at myself 
The woman in black 
was me
My head was always
in the future
instead of being in the present
I was mourning the
loss of something I would
never have
unless I started living
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Prompts

Sue Vincent's Write/Photo Challenge
OctPoWriMo - Silence
Nervous - WotD
Christine's Daily Writing Prompt
Go Dog Do Cafe - The Woman in Black

Drowning Girl – Pop Art

Drowning Girl

Cry me a river, he said
cold and cruel
words laced with sarcasm
playing me for a fool
 
Driving away
and leaving me alone
my tears fell in puddles
in this place unknown
 
The water rising quickly
and on a current so strong
I am carried away
I did nothing wrong
 
I don’t care
I'd rather sink
than call Brad for help
What do you think?

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Victoria is today’s host of dVerse Poets.
She has prompted us with Pop Art, asking
us to choose an iconic piece and write a
poem about it. I chose "Drowning Girl"
by Roy Lichtenstein.

Considered a cornerstone of Lichtenstein’s
work, Drowning Girl is sometimes also
referred to as ‘I Don’t Care! I’d Rather Sink’.
The printing method and the use of speech
balloon to convey thoughts give the painting
an appearance of a comic book page.
The heroine appears a victim of an unhappy
love affair who would rather drown than
ask for her lover’s help.

	    

Zero to Crazy

Zero to Crazy

In the stillness
of the dawn
There is a chance
for a new beginning
A time to cast away
that which no longer works
The mangled
and exhausted dialogue
Repeated endlessly
and accepted as gospel
A new language
to be learned
and a fresh way
of communicating 
 
My beloved
I fear we are
at an impasse
My heart
fights with my head
and it will always win
I languish in the love
and you thrive in the war
Zero to crazy
in three seconds
is no longer the norm
It must end
It did end
and this is the new dawn
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Image by Devalei Love from Pixabay 

Prompts:

Dawn - RDP
Beloved - Christine Daily Writing Prompt GoDogGoCafe
 
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