Category: Fear

Uncharted Waters

Uncharted Waters

Wading in your shallow
I see clearly what is there
as I sidestep small pebbles
without surprise 
Inviting, gentle and warm
Safe
 
It is when I venture into the deep
A pool of uncharted waters
I find myself in danger
Below the surface in the blackness
riptides and dangerous currents 
pull me in opposing directions
 
Confusing and taking breath
I hit rocks with flailing legs
Left bloodied and bruised
Out of my depth
I cannot survive the unknown
and your tide consumes me
 
 
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All Rights Reserved

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Devil’s Fire

Devil’s Fire

Your temper defines you
and you have become its slave
At these times
no one can reach you
to calm the devil’s fire
raging out of control
Love no longer
douses the scorching
hot flames of your anger


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All Rights Reserved

Stream of Consciousness - Hot

Stolen Moments

attentive woman behind wet glass wall in shower
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Stolen Moments

A mellow feeling
of contentment
Nourishing body
and spirit
Experienced
for no more than
fleeting seconds
before being
wildly dragged
from a euphoric state
Assaulted by
angry words
of dissension 
Vilifying the soul
Destroying harmony
in rage
because the moment
was not theirs


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All Rights Reserved

Words Prompts

Mellow - RDP

Wildly - Word of the Day

Nourish - FOWC

The Devil Within

The Devil Within

In the shadows
of the mind
Vile thoughts 
reside in
cavernous corners
Tricking us
Fooling us
into believing 
there is nothing,
only darkness
But in the black
they lay in wait
until we choose
to entertain them
Throwing light
Giving them life
Until they inhabit
our being with
iniquity
and hypocrisy


Copyright © 2020 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
All Rights Reserved

Word Prompts

Trick - Stream of Consciousness 
Shadows - RDP

Full Moon Madness

Full Moon Madness

Leaves whisper softly underfoot
as a full moon illuminates the night sky 
Branches crack in the Autumn wind
and tree trunks let out a painful sigh

Misery resides in the night shadows
waiting for its chance to consume
Love lays dying in the darkness 
which no one will ever exhume

Pain a burden carried in heavy hearts
straining under the weight of sadness
Tears fill empty, black, staring eyes 
masking the look of madness



Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © 

Lucy is hosting D’Verse Poets tonight and
she has promoted us with “Going Darker”

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

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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

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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

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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

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