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Fine Wine – A Quadrille

Fine Wine

Rich dark soil
of the rolling hills
gave birth to ancient vines 
Blessed by priests in spring
for a bountiful
harvest time
 
Forever at the mercy
of fickle elements 
Let us pray for clusters
of plump fruit
For the making of
our fine wine
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
 
Kim for Writing in Northerlies Norfolk is hosting
Monday Quadrille at D'Verse Poets
Tonight she has asked us to take any meaning, form
or compound of the word rich

A Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words, excluding
the title.

Walking Away

Walking Away


A blustery wind
blew cold
in the early morning light
lifting the fog
of the previous night
 
My mood still dark
and now cold like the air
Your words disingenuous
Confusing, hurtful
The evening, tempestuous
 
Finding your truth
an impossible task
Offering only lip service
You are on a different page
as if under another auspice 
 
Walking away from you
easier than it seemed
Parting a not so sweet sorrow
With the daylight comes the sun
and the warmth of tomorrow
 
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Fog

Blustery

Disingenuous

Image by RitaE from Pixabay

The Path

The Path

The chosen path
to enlightenment
Littered with debris
and tangled weeds
 
Each step
eradicating
the overgrowth
and sowing new seeds
 
Every stalk plucked
and foreign bodies
destroyed
Purposeful and precise
 
At journey’s end
rewards are reaped
Without the work
just a fool’s paradise
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Hélène Vaillant's What Do You See Photo Prompt

Word Prompts:

Foreign

Stalk

Song Lyric Sunday – Let’s Spend The Night Together

This week Jim Adams has prompted us for Song Lyric Sunday with Dawn/Noon/Dusk/Midnight/Nocturnal/Diurnal. That is quite a range! I’m sure we will see a diverse selection today. I opted for ‘Let’s Spend The Night Together’ by The Rolling Stones.

Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, it was originally released in 1967 as a double A-sided single together with Ruby Tuesday. I hope you enjoy the vintage Stones video.

Have a great Sunday!

Lyrics
Let's Spend The Night Together
The Rolling Stones

My, my, my, my
Don't you worry 'bout what's on your mind (oh my)
I'm in no hurry I can take my time (oh my)
I'm going red and my tongue's getting tied (tongues' getting tied)
I'm off my head and my mouth's getting dry
I'm high, but I try, try, try (oh my)
Let's spend the night together
Now I need you more than ever
Let's spend the night together now
 
I feel so strong that I can't disguise (oh my)
Let's spend the night together
But I just can't apologize (oh no)
Let's spend the night together
Don't hang me up and don't let me down (don't let me down)
We could have fun just groovin' around, around and around
Oh my, my
Let's spend the night together

Now I need you more than ever
Let's spend the night together
Let's spend the night together
Now I need you more than ever
 
You know I'm smiling baby
You need some guiding baby
I'm just deciding baby, now

I need you more than ever
Let's spend the night together
Let's spend the night together now
This doesn't happen to me everyday (oh my)
Let's spend the night together
No excuses offered anyway (oh my)
Let's spend the night together
I'll satisfy your every need (your every need)
And I now know you will satisfy me
Oh my, my, my, my, my
Let's spend the night together

Now I need you more than ever
Let's spend the night together now (oh my my my my my my)
Let's spend the night together
Now I need ya, need ya more than ever (oh my)
Let's spend the night together
I satisfy your every need (whoa my)
Let's spend the night together
Now I know, I know you satisfy me (whoa my) Let's spend the night together
I beg ya baby, (Let's spend the night together)
 
Songwriters: Keith Richards / Mick Jagger
Let’s Spend the Night Together lyrics © Abkco Music, Inc

Penance

Penance

lightly dust
the surface
of my skin
with remnants
from the
bottom of
the rusty tin
 
may it irritate
and burn
so I might feel
some of the
hurt that does
not heal
 
scratch me
and scar me
with welts bloodied
reminders
remaining
of love sullied
 
patterns intricately
woven in cries
of pain
virtual reminders
of love that left
but a stain
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Lightly - SoCS Begin with an adverb

Virtual

Patterns

Image by Robert Cheaib from Pixabay

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End of Days

End of Days

Frozen in time
Petrified
Polarized
With no reason
or rhyme
 
A bolt of lightning
Striking
Paralyzing
the body
Frightening
 
Unable to turn
yet senses in tact
Knowing
Aware
of the burn
 
Voices near
Unseeing
Feeling
a mutual distress
of dread and drear
 
Prisoners
of the elements
Captured
Hostage
No listeners
 
Nature’s anomaly
the end of days
Famine
Starving
Concluding solemnly
 
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Sue Vincent's Thursday #Write/Photo - Wicker

Word Prompt:

Anomaly

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