Category: Hope

Seeds

Seeds

In the forest
of petrified trees
where there is not
even a leaflet
to be found
There, lives hope
 
Under the earth
the seeds
of sentiment
struggle to germinate
So they may
walk life’s tightrope
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Hope

Leaflet

Petrified

Sentiment

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Offering

Offering

The forecast is bright
with no chance of showers
The sun shines
and birds sing
My world full of flowers
 
A spring in my step
and a steady gait
As I walk towards you
well prepared 
and accepting of my fate
 
Determined to win you back
in this arena of possibility
My confidence level high
With balance of mind
Convinced of the feasibility
 
A heady combination
Of love and adoration
I bring you my heart
as my humble offering
and wait in anticipation
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Combine

Forecast

Arena

Balance

Determined

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Wishing and Hoping

Wishing and Hoping


Dare I dream
that one day I will be
playing on the beach
down by the sea
making sandcastles
catching fish
collecting shells
making a wish
 
Living in snow
more than half a year 
heavy clothes
and winter gear
sunshine hidden
for most of the time
frozen world
it seems like a crime
 
I wish and hope
and want to be
warm and happy
under a palm tree
goodbye cold and snow
Please set me free
so I may live
down by the sea
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Hélène Vaillant's Was Do You See Prompt

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Watershed Moment

Watershed Moment

Wearing his anger
Drinking his madness
Slowly drowning
Clawing for breath
Disappearing into blackness
 
Baptism by fire
He had drawn her into his trap
Willingly she had gone
High on the ride
Then it hit her like a thunderclap 
 
Her life blood slowly drained
by his negativity
Escape was out of her grasp 
Until that watershed moment
When she saw possibility
 
Retrieving her life
Piece by piece
Taking a different path
No longer his concubine
It was her only release
 
She shed the last remnants
of the painful memory 
This one final action
Leaving her cleansed and shaken
Her spirit no longer in jeopardy
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to D'Verse Poets Prompt - Using 'Shed' as a noun and a verb

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White Lies

White Lies

This Christmas will be white
But not with virgin snow
The tree is bedecked with tinsel
But it twinkles minus the glow
The festivities a non-event
The food just a necessity
The only present to unwrap
Was the gift of a penalty
Without someone to love
The holiday holds no appeal
A person alone can be
Regarded as a fifth wheel
Composing yourself for
The inevitable questions
Answering with white lies
Avoiding unwanted suggestions
Eventually it will be over
and be gone for another year
Next time it might be different
Perhaps I could disappear 


Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

This poem is for anyone who might be spending Christmas alone.
My heart is with you ❤️

Word Prompts:

White

Tinsel

Bedeck

Compose

Festive

 

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Magic

Magic


As the winter solstice
Comes around once more
The season of illusion
Comes knocking at our door

For those children
Who still believe
That many gifts
They will receive

From the mystical man
Riding a sleigh in the sky
Pulled by reindeer and
No one ever sees them fly

The magic of Christmas
And stories from the past
Will live on for infinity
Until the very last

To those who are in need
And all the others in between
Bringing hope and wishes
Who would ever dare intervene

Merry Christmas


Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Solstice

Infinity

Intervene

Believe



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In Denial

In Denial

 
I am living in denial
An island in a sea of fear
Immune from pain
Where no one can hear
the voices always in my head
Sometimes wishing 
for a different feeling
and one not of dread
 
Too frightened to face
what I perceive as inevitable
What we once had
is now possibly irrevocable
How I wish to go back
to the state of happiness
When you loved me
and wrapped me in tenderness
 
For now I will remain
Neither here nor there
Persistent in this haven 
Out of the cruel glare
Praying for an outcome
That I can withstand
To return to you or
forever be in the hinterland
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Wish

Persist

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In The Long Run

In the Long Run

Like kissing a train
Going down the tracks
Or catching a falling knife
So is the world with you
Danger wherever I look
Sometimes in fear for my life

Jump on the bandwagon 
Or continue to boredom
What is life if not lived?
Dull and predictable
Lonely and missing
Better to be alive than dead

Your energy inspiring
Exciting and contagious 
A miracle in the making
Getting into character
Each day is live theater
A slice of life for the taking

Adrenalin junkie
I’m not sure that I am 
Just a need to be at your side
No matter the weather
We are better together
I’m along for the ride

Flying up to the high
Hanging on to your coat tails
And turning on a dime
Sharing your crazy world
Better or worse
Leaving would be a crime

 

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

 

Word Prompts:

Inspiring

Theater

Miracle

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Lost Dog

Lost Dog

 

The frost was nipping at my toes

So I knew how cold he was feeling

The lone, collarless dog by the lamp post

was undoubtedly shivering

 

I looked in the store windows

and scanned newspaper classifieds

Looking for Lost Dog pleas

Hoping to make someone gratified

 

I talked to passers by

and made some calls

there was no luck to be had

I was hitting brick walls

 

The dog looked up at me

with his sad doleful eyes

I picked him up holding him tight

and walked home with my star prize

 

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

 

Word Prompts:

Doleful

Frost

Classified

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This poem should warm your heart. Today’s Word Prompts got me thinking about all the stray dogs out there in ghastly winter weather.  Bless them.  I hope they find shelter ❤️

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Trail

Trail

 

As we trudge life’s treacherous trail

That might be going nowhere

With you as my companion

We might just end up somewhere

 

For each blind leap of faith

I value our shared camaraderie

In your friendship I trust

It was never mandatory

 

When you are tired

I will take the lead

And carry you

If there is ever a need

 

Footsteps side by side

Shoulder to shoulder resilience

Leaning on each other

Impossible to outshine brilliance

 

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Camaraderie

Trail

Mandatory

Brilliance

 

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