Category: Discovery

Inside Out

Inside Out

I am on the outside
looking in
and do not like
what I see
You can be quite
a bitch I notice
Are you for real
or are you just me?
 
What is it with you
and this attitude?
Are you wishing
to self-destruct?
Get out of
your own way
Or do you just
want to obstruct?
 
Stand in my shoes
for a while
and get to know
how it can feel
You’re a piece 
of work
Leaving scars 
that may never heal
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Bjorn is hosting at D'Verse Poets tonight
and he has prompted us to change our
perspective in writing our poetry. I chose
to get outside of myself and look back at
me from a different perspective.

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Destination Unknown

Destination Unknown

The road seems less clear
when standing so far away
Daunting and dark
thick with fog
but what does it portray?
 
Fear of the unknown
Darkness and mystery
Yet a road going forward
Not a path back
into history
 
The journey is the prize
Taking the first step brave
Travelling unburdened
Leaving anxiety behind
Refusing be its slave
 
No mountains to climb
Or rocks to chip away
Pathway uncluttered
Misty and unknowing
Your future’s causeway
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Sue Vincent's Write/Photo Challenge - Destination

Word Prompts:

Mountain - Daily Addictions
Chip - WotD

Go Dog Go Promote Mondays

Who Am I?

Who Am I?

In your shadow
I exist
losing myself
long ago
Content to be here
loving you
and being with you
 
As years go by
I remember me
The vibrancy
How I’d turn heads
when I entered
rooms full with people
Speaking freely
 
I could spin a story
and amuse
I would attract
with my voice
and laughter
nightly
Excitement!
 
This is how you
found me
Drawn to me
by a magnetic pull
and here I stayed
with you as
my private audience
 
Now, no one knows
my name
I am seen
but no one sees me
Sometimes
I feel the strain
Who have I become?
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Prompts:

Nightly - WotD
Strain - RDP
Speak - Go Dog Go Cafe

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Sheets in the Wind

Sheets in the Wind

Like sheets blowing in the wind
She let her thoughts drift away
And for that one temporary moment
She realized she could easily stray
 
Her mind running rampant
suddenly freed from its cage
She was acting out of character
and definitely not her age
 
Imprisoned in her mind
she had never ventured that far
and somehow without warning
she was behaving quite bizarre
 
Now she was running fast
leaving everything in her dust
Blazing a trail blindly
she followed her lust
 
Soon tiring from her escape
and running out of steam
Bells were ringing in her head
It was all just a dream
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts
Sheets - RDP
Temporary - FOWC

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Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis

Not knowing
Is akin to wandering
in the wilderness
 
Lost and alone
Without answers
Feasting on bitterness
 
How did I get here?
I am still uncertain
It was not explained
 
Never a factor 
It was a course to take 
As if it were ordained
 
I spun a cocoon 
Until it formed
a charming chrysalis
 
I lay dormant, thinking
For the longest time
Sure nothing was amiss
 
Metamorphosis complete
I am now as free
as a butterfly, rosy pink
 
Reborn and renewed
Internal knowledge 
was missing link
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Hélène Vaillant's What Do You See Challenge

Word Prompts:

Rosy

Charming

Pink

Factor

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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

Stop Watering The Weeds

Stop Watering The Weeds

Seeing the seasons
come and go
waiting and watching
wondering
if I’d ever know
 
Preparing myself
purging and clearing
Nothing to do now
but wait
for your appearing
 
That what is asked for
will certainly come
Patience is a virtue
Focusing positively
This is not yet done
 
The road to fulfillment
not for the faint of heart,
is paved with obstacles
Mistakes easily made
When blindly taking part
 
Watering the weeds
considering all possible
A trap laid by despondency
Stop and take the time
The behavior illogical
 
Waiting, trusting
you have heard the call
I am ready
Your arrival now imminent
I have let down the wall
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

MindLoveMisery's Menagerie Prompt - Arrivals

Word Prompts:

Road

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Spirit Animal

Spirit Animal

I am the fox, her spirit animal
An enchanting creature
With plenty of mystique 
I am faithful and loyal
And I will teach her
 
To not follow the pack
Be true to herself first
Be strong and mettlesome
Make wise decisions
And she will be well versed 

To be brave and fearless
Always thinking outside the box
Because she is special and
Sweet, one of a kind
She too is a beautiful fox
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Hélène Vaillant’s - What do you see?

Word Prompt:  Mettlesome

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Wolf

Wolf

Your appearance
camouflaged
in sheep’s clothing
I was the fool 
I thought 
you were inspiring
lifting me to greater heights
Was I not your jewel?
 
Luring me to
places I had never gone
Opening my eyes
to a world of glamour
I was warned
of your heretic ways
Going against my beliefs
Ignoring the clamor
 
Living in blindness
Blinkered from the world
Unaware
of the coming pain
Used and abused
Without even realizing
Reaching the zenith
Time to break the chain
 
 

Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Zenith

Camouflage

Heretic

Inspire

Glamourous

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Chemistry

Chemistry

You came into my line of vision
At an awkward angle
I turned quickly to see you
and we fell into a tangle
 
Possessions scattered
across the floor
If I remember correctly
I believe I swore
 
Too busy to look up
Gathering possessions
Finally, our eyes met
Quite an impression
 
Your face magnified
I felt the chemistry
What is happening?
Is this my destiny?
 
You gave me your hand
In a noble gesture
Helped me to my feet
Apologizing, late for your lecture
 
'Walk with me', you say
'Stay for just a while'
My curiosity was piqued
I liked your style
 
I felt an electrical charge
as you held my gaze
‘My pleasure’, I responded
I floated in a daze
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Magnify

Curiosity

Angle

Solution

Noble

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