Category: Confusion

Control

Control

You were inside my head
reading thoughts like an x-ray
Obedient to you no more
I escaped and ran far away
But you lured me back
with your bait and switch
and before I knew it
I was kissing the witch
 
I am putty in your hands
Weakened and malleable
Soaked like leather
until I am pliable
Stretched to the limit
on the verge of breaking
I am your conquest
and my heart, it is aching
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompt

Obedient - WotD
Switch -RDP
Xray - Daily Addictions
Kissing The Witch - Go Dog Go Cafe
Christine Ray's Daily Writing Promopt
 

Fooled

Fooled

Like a pebble
Dropping in the lake
Creating never ending circles
as does your love
Wrapping around me
Drawing me back
Into the zone of danger
 
It was as if written
we belonged together
But when one agenda
differs from the other 
Holding in hostage 
Then that isn’t love 
It is you, a stranger

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Zone - WotD

Pebble - RDP

Written - FOWC

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Living In The Past

Living In The Past

She did not scout
the darkness
Allowing it to lure
her into the passage
of time 
Realizing
there was no going back
Bait and switch
Trapped forever
living in the past
 
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Scout
Passage
Switch

In Knots

In Knots

Trying to untie
the macramé
of my thoughts
Knotted every 
which way
 
Tightly bound
and resistant
to my attempts
All I can do is hope
for a fray
 
The more
I struggle
the more it stings
Words no longer
coherent
 
A jumbled mind
looking for release
from this
cloud covering
obscurant
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Prompts

Sting
Coherent
Go Dog Go Cafe - Promote Yourself Monday

Chameleon

Chameleon

A chameleon 
changing colors 
at whim
Playing both sides
of the fence
Pleasing no one 
Wounding everyone 
It was a sin
 
Did you really want 
to hurt us all?
Those who cared?
Use us and abuse us 
To your own end 
Perhaps you were oblivious 
and maybe, just maybe
Plain scared?
 
Your true colors
Spanned the rainbow 
but were hidden from view
Thinking we would
never understand 
Concealing who
you really were, and
never knowing the real you
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Jim Adams Prompt
for MLMM Music Challenge
'Do You Really Want To Hurt Me'

Thanks Jim for the great reminder of Boy George and Culture Club.
I used Karma Chameleon as inspiration for this poem

Claustrophobia

Claustrophobia

Running scared
Frantic and confused
Through the door
Into another room
Each one disused 
 
Open, close
What does this mean?
Open again
Am I in a maze
or is this a dream?
 
I can’t escape
Windows are locked
Adrenalin pumping
but screams are silent
My voice blocked
 
Anxiety taking hold
I cannot catch my breath
Darkness comes
Swallowing me whole
Suffocating into death
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Sue Vincent's Thursday Write/Photo Challenge

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Perplexed

Perplexed

You came to me
In the flash of an eye
A port in stormy weather
Seeing your face
Knowing instantly 
We would be together
 
Wilderness days
and nightmares 
slowly fading away
As we meld into one 
a clear horizon and
the future in play 
 
Yet moments of darkness
confuse and stun
From where do they come?
To understand, impossible
Explanations insufficient 
Yet I always succumb
 
Blindsided by the rage and
struggling to compromise
It was impossible to prepare
Prone to such anger
with no prisoners taken
Reminiscent of warfare
 
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Frank Hubeny is hosting Open Link Night at DVerse

National Poetry Writing Month
Day 18 - April 18th
NaPoWriMo
Today, I’d like to challenge you to write an elegy of your own,
one in which the abstraction of sadness is communicated not
through abstract words, but physical detail. This may not be
a “fun” prompt, but loss is one of the most universal and human
experiences, and some of the world’s most moving art is an
effort to understand and deal with it.
 
Word Prompts:

Reminiscent

Compromise

Prone

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Forked Tongue – A Villanelle

Forked Tongue

What is this language you speak?
That I am pretty and I amuse
Yet no deeper do you seek
 
Am I there to decorate and be sleek
Arm candy to enhance your ego
What is this language you speak?
 
Kiss me until my knees are weak
I am more than your accessory  
Yet no deeper do you seek
 
My love is torrid and not meek
Full of passion and lust
What is this language you speak ?
 
The situation has become bleak 
My words are foreign to you
Yet no deeper do you seek
 
Maybe I’m still hurting
I can’t turn the other cheek
What is this language you speak?
Yet no deeper do you seek
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

National Poetry Writing Month
Day 5 - April 5, 2019

NatPoWriMo - Prompt

Following Dargan’s lead, today we’d like to challenge you
to write a poem that incorporates at least one of the following:
(1) the villanelle form, (2) lines taken from an outside text,
and/or (3) phrases that oppose each other in some way.
If you can use two elements, great – and if you can do
all three, wow!

I managed two out of three. I chose the Villanelle form (my first attempt!) and the first two lines of the last stanza are taken from “Coming Back To You” by Leonard Cohen

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Double Life

Double Life

Soaring as high as a kite
Head in the clouds 
Heart racing, feeling giddy
Until the darkness enshrouds
 
Living dually
in darkness and light
Freedom rationed 
Day is sometimes night
 
Happiness snatched away
In an instant
Scorned for indulgences
Always persistent 
 
Sometimes trapped in limbo
Unsure of where to go
Nerves stretched to the limit 
Then kneaded like dough
 
Moments of ecstasy 
Outweighing the agony
Living for the highs
Risking the calumny
 
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Instant

Kite

Dough

Scorn

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