Close the Door
As the day ends
It is time to reflect
on events that were
less than perfect
that did gnaw, irritate
To be tossed away
for it’s time to celebrate
a day to forget
My glass is full
Wine’s my outlet
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
De Jackson (aka Whimsy Gizmo) is hosting
prompted us with the word "Close"
D'Verse Poets Monday Quadrille A Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words
excluding the title
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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 tonight D'Verse Poets and has prompted us with the following quote “Barn’s burnt down, now I can see the moon.” Mizuta Masahide Word Prompts - RDP Delicate - Word of the Day Obituary Image by Prettysleepy from Pixabay Like this: Like Loading...
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 & Reckl ess 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 Like this: Like Loading...
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 - RDP Water Like this: Like Loading...
Taking Flight I
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 - Word of the Day Ashes - RDP Graceful - FOWC Momentum Image by Crucifurr from Pixabay Like this: Like Loading...
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 - Word of the Day Forget - Stream of Consciousness Animal sounds - RDP Perception - FOWC Epiphany Like this: Like Loading...
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 - Go Dog Go Cafe Christine's Daily Writing Prompt A Star is Born Word Prompt: - FOWC Zest Image by Evgeni Tcherkasski from Pixabay Like this: Like Loading...
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: - Word of the Day Climax - FOWC Rare - RDP Sleep Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay
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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 Like this: Like Loading...
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: - Word of the Day Sparkle Image by Capri23auto from Pixabay Like this: Like Loading...