Category: Healing

Close the Door – A Quadrille

Close the Door

As the day ends
It is time to reflect
on events that were
less than perfect

Annoyances, delays
that did gnaw, irritate
To be tossed away
for it’s time to celebrate

Door closed
a day to forget
My glass is full
Wine’s my outlet


Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©


De Jackson (aka Whimsy Gizmo) is hosting
D'Verse Poets Monday Quadrille and has
prompted us with the word "Close"
A Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words
excluding the title

Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay

Equalizer

Equalizer

Finally the dregs
of the day drained
away with
the sunset
Taking with them
the sweat and tears
that spilled onto
the remnants of
a dream crushed
Writing the obituary
as it sinks beyond
the horizon
into another time
 
But the moon
does rise high
into the night sky
shining its light
on the darkness
of what once was  
Infusing a delicate soul
with its energy
and brightness
Reassuring
and reminding
tomorrow will
surely come

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Mish is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight
and has prompted us with the following quote
“Barn’s burnt down, now I can see the moon.”
               Mizuta Masahide

Word Prompts
Delicate - RDP
Obituary - Word of the Day

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Written in the Stars

Written in the Stars

If the stars
could speak
they would say
let the sun into
your black heart
So it may light
your way back
from darkness
 
Stop hiding in 
shadows
disguising
your cynicism
and fear
You were only safe
until the moon
ate the dark
 
Its silvery sheen
casts its light
on scars
of healed wounds
Fading in time
but no longer
infected by
your pain
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Written in response to the Moon ate the Dark
Creativity Challenge from Christine at
Brave & Reckless and Go Dog Go Cafe
Check out all the other submissions and
you can also submit your own work.

Word Prompt - RDP

Sunshine


Image by Susan Cipriano from Pixabay 

Deluge

Deluge

From my mouth
a torrent of angry words
Nonsensical
Running furiously
Stored and stirred
Simmered and boiled
Finally released
in a cathartic gush
An energy that
will take down
anything standing
Swallowing all
in its wake
The dam has burst
and now the river
of discontent
will flow out to sea
and those
tempestuous words
will drown
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Sue Vincent's Weekly
Write/Photo Challenge


Word Prompt

Water - RDP

Taking Flight

Taking Flight

As you lie gracefully
in the ashes
of your self esteem,
planning your comeback
The momentum
slowly builds
with your confidence
until you rise
spectacularly
like the phoenix
Fierce 
and fearless
taking flight

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Ashes - Word of the Day
Graceful - RDP
Momentum - FOWC

Image by Crucifurr from Pixabay 
 

Epiphany – Poem of the Month – March 2020

Epiphany

 
Silent sounds
music
to a wounded soul
 
Pure air
oxygen
to a jumbled brain
 
Birdsong
soothing
to a fractured heart
 
Perception 
enhanced
by the senses 
 
An epiphany
never
to forget

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

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

Daily Word Prompts

Forget - Word of the Day
Animal sounds - Stream of Consciousness
Perception - RDP
Epiphany - FOWC

Calmness

Calmness

Twilight falls quietly
unexpected
What was day
comes to an end
Abruptly,
disconnected
 
A star is born in
the darkness
of new night
Encompassing,
brilliant in its
starkness
 
Stillness slows 
pounding breast
Calming the mind
slowing the heart
Tranquility
sweetens the zest
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Writing Prompt:

Grace is hosting Open Link Night at D’Verse Poets

Christine's Daily Writing Prompt
A Star is Born
- Go Dog Go Cafe

Word Prompt:

Zest - FOWC

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In Dreams

In Dreams

That rare moment
when you feel yourself
hanging between
sleep and awake
A euphoric state
you never want to end
Stopping and starting
doing a retake
 
Multiplying the climax
again and again
until sleep is triumphant
finally surrendering
The mind relaxes
and in dreams you travel
to another world
of visions for remembering
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Climax - Word of the Day
Rare - FOWC
Sleep - RDP

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay 
 

Restoration

Restoration

Here I sit
where troubles
Do not follow
In my solitude
tears come
I sob and swallow

The crisp air
regulates
my uneven breathing
Cares float away
Cleansing my soul
Finally releasing 

I draw energy
From the mountains
and warmth from the sun
My life feels balanced
I am now ready
A new day has begun



Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Sue Vincent’s Weekly Write/Photo

Resurgence

Resurgence

Emerging from 
self-imposed imprisonment
A throne-less queen
walks naked and alone
vulnerable
remorseful
Eyes watching her
every movement
 
Her sparkle diminished
she wears the grey garb
of solitude and regret
Wishing now
for sunlight to
warm her coldness,
liven her spirit and
pump hope into her heart
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Grace is hosting Open Link Night
at D'Verse Poets

Word Prompt:

Sparkle - Word of the Day

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