Category: Healing

Zero to Crazy

Zero to Crazy

In the stillness
of the dawn
There is a chance
for a new beginning
A time to cast away
that which no longer works
The mangled
and exhausted dialogue
Repeated endlessly
and accepted as gospel
A new language
to be learned
and a fresh way
of communicating 
 
My beloved
I fear we are
at an impasse
My heart
fights with my head
and it will always win
I languish in the love
and you thrive in the war
Zero to crazy
in three seconds
is no longer the norm
It must end
It did end
and this is the new dawn
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Image by Devalei Love from Pixabay 

Prompts:

Dawn - RDP
Beloved - Christine Daily Writing Prompt GoDogGoCafe
 

Bitter-Sweet

Bitter-Sweet

Bitter thoughts
and sour words
evoking intense reaction
A tongue lashing
hurling insults
Intimidating exaction
 
A spoonful of sugar
to sweeten the tart
and acidulous vocabulary
Sugar rushing to the head
Calming the anxious
with honeyed confectionery 
 
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

OctPoWriMo - Tongue

 Image by Alexandra_Koch from Pixabay 

Sunbeam

Sunbeam

Like dust in a sunbeam
Your closeness is ubiquitous
Unseen, but in every particle
Only visible in light
Your essence omnipresent
 
You nest in my mind
Wishful thoughts conjured
on my darkest days
When wild horses cannot
drag me from sadness
 
I lose myself in you 
and our memories
of special moments shared
Significant to only us
Cherished forever
 
Even though you are gone
You remain here with me
Your strength hiding 
in my dark shadows
Your presence healing
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Horses - RDP
Wishful - FOWC
Nest - Daily Addictions

Image by Couleur from Pixabay 

Zen Moments

Zen Moments

Slowly but surely
Bit by bit
Concentration comes
Closing off the world
Contemplating, meditating
Fingers touching thumbs
 
Judicious use of thoughts
Contained and controlled
Absorbing the environment
Looking outward to Nature
Searching for the answers
on a path to enlightenment
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Zen - WotD
Judicious - FOWC
Bit -Daily Addictions

Image by Elias Sch. from Pixabay 

Wise Up

Wise Up

 When something isn’t right
it is a shoe that blisters the heel
So why do you put up with that
when you don’t like the way it feels?

If it makes you sad
and frightened to speak
Then it is wrong
and you are being weak

Doing the same thing
over and again
expecting a different result
Defines insanity - Amen!

When did you start to do stupid?
What have you become?
A shadow of you former self
Who are you hiding from?

Wise up girl
There is something amiss
Dump that loser
You are better than this



Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Mish is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight and
has prompted us with beautiful art by Beverly Dyer
I chose her painting of the Owl as it is a symbol of wisdom.
Sometimes we forget how wise we are, particularly
when we lose sight of ourselves.

Justified

Justified

In the wake of your furor
I come up for air
breathing it deep
into my lungs
until the oxygen
calms my brain
and I can think 
clearly again
 
I remain inconspicuous
on the perimeter of your
struggle for sense
Here I can observe
your body language
and know that this
is on you, not me
and I owe no apology
 
Sorry will never
be uttered as it
is never felt
Words will be knitted
in a pattern to obscure
and hide the truth
This is your way
Forever justified
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Knit - WotD
Wake - RDP
Inconspicuous - FOWC
Up - Daily Addictions

Book Prompt
The Body is not an Apology - Go Dog Go Cafe

Promote Mondays - Go Dog Go Cafe

Image by engin akyurt from Pixabay

Imagination

Imagination

Threads of moonlight streaming
across the night sky
weaving an intricate web of light
Spilling into the darkness, creating
A reflection into my mind’s eye
and teasing my sight
 
The bank of mist that was hovering
just above the sea, short-lived
and disappearing as it reached the land
Revealing upright rocks
reminiscent of lady fingers
on a charlotte cake made from sand
 
What visions play out in imagination
when blackness becomes white
or hidden becomes seen
Mesmerizing, proffering thoughts
for consideration and anticipating
the excitement of what will glean

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Reflection - RDP

Charlotte's Web - Go Dog Go Cafe

Image by mcbeaner from Pixabay

Poem of the Month – August 2019 – Repair

Repair

To escape the chaos
that is you
I must find fortitude
Lashing back
is no longer an option
Needing solitude
 
I lose myself
in the secret garden
of my mind
Where I am calm
Healing can begin
and justice is blind
 
Floating on a sea
of mundane thoughts
Exorcising the discontent
Here I countdown
to the return of sanity
The storm to circumvent
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Prompts

Linda from Charmed Chaos is hosting Open Link Night
at D'Verse Poets tonight
Mundane - FOWC
Countdown - WotD
The Secret Garden - Go Dog Go Cafe

Follow Poetry For Healing on WordPress.com

Photo – Autumnviolet from Pixabay

Waterfall – A Cascade Poem

Waterfall

in the quietness
of my mind
my escape complete
 
water falling
soothing
in the quietness
 
lofty trees
sheltering, protecting
of my mind
 
the beating heart
of my stag, silent
my escape complete 
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Jane Dougherty's Poetry Challenge
#33 - Silent - A Cascade
 
A Cascade is four three-line stanzas, without rhyme.
Three lines of the first verse used successively as
last lines of following verse
Line pattern A/B/C, d/e/A, f/g/B, h/i/C

Word Prompts:

Quiet - WotD
Lofty - RDP
Escape - FOWC

Earth Angel

Earth Angel

A rose among the thorns
her beauty a beacon of hope
to those down in the mire
and at the end of their rope
 
She was a good woman
sacrificing for those in need
The hungry and poor at the mercy
of the rich man’s greed
 
With no thought of self
her own agenda delayed
Working for the less fortunate
A duty no one could dissuade
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Rose - RDP
Sacrifice - WOTD
Delay - FOWC
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