Category: Healing

Inner Child

Inner Child

I live life now
as my inner child
She who lived in
secret for so long
Never allowed
to come out and play
Words tied to her
tongue
left unsaid
Perceptions wrong
every time
Assumptions skewed
Questions unasked
Until finally freed
Now her poetry
tells the story
of who I am now
Unafraid and fearless
Forever young
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Sarah is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight
and has prompted us to come and take
a Poetic Selfie. We are to take a look
in the mirror and write about
ourselves so others might see who we are.

Image by Ria Sopala from Pixabay 

Heart Medicine

Heart Medicine

The stillness of night
Soothing and gentle
Erasing the sharpness
of scathing words
Still ringing
in burning ears
Moonlight caressing
a bruised heart
While a gentle 
salty tide bathes
open wounds 
washing away
hurt feelings
A fool’s fool
Gullible and naive 
Believing, hoping
for a different outcome
that never comes
Once more
walking off the pain 
of disappointment
in search of serenity


Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © 

Sue Vincent’s weekly Write/Photo - Serenity
Stream of Consciousness Saturday - Sharp 
RDP - Serenity

Time to Leave – Poem of the Month – August 2020

Time to Leave

Inside a secret sorrow
Sharp stabbing pains
of a bleeding heart
Thoughts jumbled
unable to form words

Feeling drawn
to this spot
The stillness
of the water
was meant soothe

The rambling hills
Clear air to breathe
and sadness to release
But this was not
the place to heal

Raw memories
suffocating
Longing for the ocean
and the salt life
left behind

To stare again
at pewter skies
streaked with tangerine 
Waiting for a setting sun
to take away sadness

To lay in cool sand
As the night comes
Sequined stars
Dotting the sky
Calming the soul

It is time to leave



Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © 

Sue Vincent’s Weekly Write/Photo

Word Prompts:

Feeling - Word of the Day
Spot -Stream of Conciousness
Stars - RDP
Ramble - FOWC

The Message

The Message

Silent beating wings
fanning the evening air 
The ruby-colored hummingbird
appeared to me again
answering my prayer
 
On this eve of nuptials
I crave its gentle presence
To feel a willing spirit
Taste nectar of orchids
Surrounded by its essence
 
Marveling at its size
in this world of strength
A tiny creature
of weightless power
staying at my arm’s length
 
I receive its courage
propelling me ahead
An aging fear of unknown
gently eased from my mind
with words left unsaid
 
He took flight and I knew
he would not return
His work was done
the path became clear
and my worries to unlearn
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Sadje's What Do You See?

Word Prompts

Aging - Word of the Day
Ruby - RDP
Taste - FOWC

After the Storm – Poem of the Month – July 2020

After the Storm

Geography of sands
shifted by the storm
forming a river
through the dunes
Water collected 
in a cerulean bay
of calmness after the rage
Angry winds sweeping
seaweed and driftwood ashore 
Remnants of horseshoe crabs
Laid to rest on a beachy grave
Coffee-colored sea grasses
Pliable and resilient
Standing tall, now waving gently
Resistant to the wind
The ravages
of nature’s anger
Abolished
Long gone
leaving only silence


Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © 

In response to Sue Vincent’s Weekly Write/Photo

Word Prompts

Coffee - Stream of Conciousness 
River - Word of the Day
Cerulean Bay - RDP
Abolish - FOWC




Sanctuary

Sanctuary

Tall grasses at
water’s edge 
as green as limes
Exotic blooms of lotus
flowering abundantly
time after time
 
Protective trees
shielding a sacred spot
where serenity is found
A place to regroup
and clear the mind
never hearing a sound


Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
 
 In response to Sue Vincent's Weekly Write/Photo

Word Prompt
Bloom - RDP

War and Peace

War and Peace

Arguments and battles aside
Fighting words flying on wind
taking patience its passenger
Tempers calming into silence
and stillness descending
 
Lacking leverage a war lost
A battle without a winner
Exhausted and spent
Peace is finally declared
Empathy for enemy evident
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Patient - Word of the Day
Empathy - RDP
Leverage - FOWC

Isolation

Isolation

In the stillness
of my mind
there is no noise
to confuse
or mask thoughts
Only peace
and tranquility
Allowing transition
from a state
of madness
swathed
in dark robes
to pellucidity
Where the light
shines bright
and unveiled
Paving the way
to concentration
and meditation
in solitude
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Bjorn is hosting D'Verse Poets and has
prompted us to write about solitude.

Image by Alain Audet from Pixabay 

Awakening

Awakening

Pitch black
and blinding
Darkness devours
Slowly suffocating
Suppressing breath
Starving lungs
Until that
prayed-for
moment
when,
gasping for air
oxygen finally
reaches the brain
Shaking
the spirit awake
to witness
day-breaking sun
and feel
its healing powers
Proving that
darkest moments
are always before
the dawn
The new day brings
hope for change
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Image by Pexels from Pixabay 

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