Category: Hope

Smile

Smile

Waking to his smile
A cherished gift
The frown no longer there
lifting her challenged spirits
Giving hope the malaise
has gone forever
Whatever ailed his heart
and hardened it with ice
Had robbed his face
of its charm
The twisted agony
of pronounced pain
consuming his
body and mind
Filling it with anger
and despair
Leaving a legacy
of suffering
Shutting out the one
who loved him most
and lived his trauma
But now, just for a while
She takes that smile
and forgets all else
A contagious reaction
of joy and hope
that will carry her
on a cloud
 
until it doesn’t

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Mish is hosting D'Verse Poets Open Link Night

Word Prompts
Challenge - Word of the Day
Pronounced - RDP
Legacy - FOWC

Image by ambroo from Pixabay 

Into the Night

Into the Night

Light from the dark star
flickering and fading
in the black sky
Her heart heavy from
the news of the drowned
and the saved
Pushing forward
intent on facing
her nemesis
Following the flame
into the night
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Bjorn is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight
and has prompted us to find Poems in our
bookshelves
My poem is based on the four books
in the photo
 

Flicker Of Hope – Poem of the Month – April 2020

Flicker Of Hope

The hope that is
in my heart
cannot be stolen
or imprisoned
I may lose faith
from time to time
but it is always there
It is who I am
and what defines me
Others can
steal my heart
and my soul
Rob me
of my dignity
and self esteem
Break my spirit
But that flicker
of hope can always
be kindled
It is the eternal flame
that drives me
It cannot be taken
away from me
for I am more
than breath and bone
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Written for Christine from Brave & Reckless
who prompted us with the phrase "I am more
than breath and bone"

Together

Together

In its final burst
of energy
the setting sun
leaves the day
with its
warmth
and glow
Taking nothing
from us
other than the
memories
it championed

With its flickering
light slipping slowly
below the horizon
the remains
of the day
gently turn
to night
A sense
of oneness
with the universe
A flicker of hope
for a better tomorrow


Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Prompts

Sue Vincent's Weekly Write/Photo

Champion - Word of the Day
Tonight - FOWC
Better - RDP



Happiness in Installments

Happiness in Installments

Impossible
to survive one week
without shedding tears
Togetherness for a day or two
but never seven,
The sum of all fears
 
Happiness serialized
in installments
Each one intense
Gasping for breath
Wishing for the next
to ease the suspense
 
Carried along 
with romance but
dashed by the dramatic
Each episode
a mystery
Endings climactic
 
Hope
a distant dream
in a future series
Featuring a new cast
of characters and
conspiracy theories
 
 
 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Hope - RDP

Image by Platelicker from Pixabay

Aura

Aura

Her aura red
with shades of blue
and gold
Bringing love
and positivity
signifying
a higher love
waiting for me
 
The calming
influences
she brings to me
in a cup
from which
I drink thirstily
with passion
for what will come
 
 
 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Sue Vincent's Weekly Write/Photo

Finish Line

Finish Line

The light at the end
of the tunnel
comes into view 
under a guiding star
An end and
a beginning
I now know
where we are
 
Unwavering
and resolute
with an open eye
on the prize
The finish line nears
A fugacious year ends
Leaving us more wise
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:
Star - Word of the Day
Fugacious - RDP
Open - FOWC


Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay 

Guiding Light

Guiding Light

At her
darkest moment
feeling lost
and alone
The sun burst
through
A sign
a beacon
to follow
out of the fog
A guiding light
swathing her
in comforting
warmth
Taking her hand
leading her from
despondency
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In responce to Sadje's
What Do You See Photo Challenge

Thoughtless

Thoughtless

Faceless bodies
rushing, pushing
Hurry up and wait
Toying with time
pushing the envelope
knowing it is late
 
Senseless shopping
Gifts of nonsense
Obligated to buy
Traditions upheld
Always been that way
No one knows why
 
Tasteless purchases 
of careless choice
The pressure is on
Anything is better
than nothing
Buy before its gone
 
Windowless world
of the homeless
A far greater need
Ignored, unnoticed
hungry and cold
Someone else can feed
 
Helpless and harmless
Spare a thought 
for those without
The gift of giving
is good for the soul
It’s what it’s all about
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Laura is hosting at D'Verse Poets
tonight and has asked us to consider
when less is more and prompted us with
using one or more of the following:
ageless ~ boundless ~ breathless ~ careless ~
cloudless ~ colourless ~ faceless ~ fearless ~
feckless ~ flawless ~ formless ~ harmless ~
heedless ~ helpless ~ homeless ~ listless ~
needless ~ restless ~ rootless ~ senseless ~
tasteless ~ weightless ~ windowless ~ wordless

Photo by abi ismail on Unsplash

Wishing

Wishing

Laying here in the darkness
waiting for daybreak
I hug the pillow closer
pretending it is you
Wishing  you were here
Laying beside me
Where I could gaze
at you sleeping
Watching your
rapid eye movement 
Hoping I was in your dreams
and not in the shade
where you left me



Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Daybreak - Daily Addictions
Hug - RDP
Rapid - FOWC
Shade - Stream of Conciousness

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