Category: Fear

No Contest

No Contest

It hangs there 
in the space
above you
Like a threatening
storm cloud
that sits menacingly
above the horizon
as the sun bids
its final farewell
 
A brewing tempest
of discontent
throwing shadows
on happiness
and harmony
Knowing a fearful
torrent of anger
will be released
in a violent deluge
 
A rainbow will 
appear only to
show its bright colors
for an instant
before they run
into a watery grave
The sweetness
of the day will
be forever soured

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Written for:

Sue Vincent's Weekly Write/Photo

Word Prompts

Space - RDP
Sweet - Word of the Day

Mish is hosting Open Link Night at D'Verse Poets

Blindness

Blindness

Anger is the fortress
protecting you
Words weaponized
Becoming knives
Wielded in fury
Slashing the air 
Until they reach 
their target
and blood is drawn
 
Your victim shrivels
as breath is sucked
from the life of love
Once held
as a gift to you
in her open hands
Now in powdered ash
Slipping through
grasping fingers
 
If only you could see
beyond the fear
She is your armor
Protecting you
with moral obligation 
To love you
and keep you safe
But blindness 
remains your disability
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Obligation - Word of the Day
Shrivel - RDP

Image by ArtTower from Pixabay

Unspoken

Unspoken

A warrior in her own marriage
guarded and alert at all times
Never knowing when the serpent
would commit conjugal crimes
 
Wondering how she arrived here
he’d pulled the wool over her eyes 
Ludicrous that this could happen
and no one there to hear her cries
 
The more forceful his voice
the less she would protest
Succumbing to his superiority
living a life oppressed 
 
Her words left unspoken
as if language was banned
a prisoner in her own body
much more than she could stand

 
 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Poem written for today's word prompts
and not indicative of my own life 🙂

Prompts

Ludicrous - Word of the Day
Warrior - FOWC
Ban - RDP

Photo by Thibault Debaene on Unsplash

Hidden Enemy

Hidden Enemy

Bright silver moon
Shine your light
On poor souls 
Wandering
In darkness of night

Bewildered
and confused
Led like lambs
to slaughter
Forever Abused

Plague ridden earth
Unwelcome, infecting
Blindly attacking
Oblivious to race
Cleansing, correcting

Cruel and heartless
Boundaries inconsistent
Sucking air from lungs
Drowning in phlegm
The cure nonexistent



Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Bjorn is hosting D’Verse Poets tonight
and has prompted us with the Plague

Image by chris s from Pixabay

Contagion

Contagion

It came from
somewhere
Unexpected
and remote
Invisible
to the eye
Moving quickly
Globally 
Devastating
all in its path
Leaving bodies
breathless
Helpless
Those it could
not reach
left vulnerable
and ostracized
Living
in solitude
Collaboration
impossible
Stripped of
dignity
and left
inevitably
penniless
Who is
to blame?
A lesson
too late
for the
learning
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Lesson - Word of the Day
Remote - RDP
Collaborate - FOWC

Image by Miguel Á. Padriñán from Pixabay 

Fearfulness

Fearfulness

As darkness falls
who will light your shadows
when the moon
does not appear?
Fearful and afraid
of ghosts from the past
who will protect you?
It is still unclear
 
Who will guide
you with wisdom
through life’s
temporal minefields?
Lead you through
fire and fury
Harboring safely with
love’s assuring shield 
 
As the sky lights 
with daybreak
clarity and possibility
reign supreme
Anxieties wane,
fears subside and
unnecessary nightmares
become a daydream
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Sue Vincent's weekly Write/Photo challenge

Word Prompts

Wisdom - Word of the Day
Temporal - RDP
Possibility - JusJoJan

Promote Yourself Monday - GoDogGo Cafe

Caged

Caged

Why?
I ask
Yesterday’s
insanity
Was yet another nail in my coffin
You have now become the demon lover
a gilded cage
my prison
I am
trapped

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©


OctPoWriMo Caged
I used double Tetractys form - 1,2,3,4,10.10.4.3.2.1

Word Prompts:

Yesterday - WotD
Insanity - RDP
The Demon Lover - Christine's Daily Writing Prompt
from Go Dog Go Cafe

Caught

Caught

Wearing rose colored glasses 
Blinded by the combination 
of fantasy and seduction
Drawn into your web of deceit
A tenacious girl interrupted
by silver tongued promises
of a charmed existence 
Allowing you to entreat
 
Slowly your spun gossamer
encased me in its stickiness
Gagging on my words
I took my last breath
Once the life was out of me
I was of no more use
Left hung out to dry
in what was a pitiful death
 
 

Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Web - RDP
Tenacity - FOWC
Girl Interrupted - Go Dog Go Cafe

Image by Adina Voicu from Pixabay 
 

Captive

Captive


Eyes adjusted to the darkness
black as black could be
The key turning in the lock
Drowned the desperate plea
Unknowing and afraid
Of what would come next
Tears began to flow
Although having no effect
 
A tray pushed roughly
under the closet door
Scrambling to retrieve it
Slipping on the floor
Tired and hungry
Devouring the paltry feast
Maybe giving strength
To fight off the angry beast
 
A captive, but why?
It was still unclear
How many days had it been
since someone did appear?
Was it even known
that a prisoner was here?
Would anyone come
To quell the fear
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Feast

Closet

Paltry

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