In its final burst
the setting sun
leaves the day
other than the
With its flickering
light slipping slowly
below the horizon
of the day
with the universe
A flicker of hope
for a better tomorrow
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
Sue Vincent's Weekly Write/Photo - Word of the Day
Champion - FOWC
Tonight - RDP
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Happiness in Installments
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: - RDP Hope Image by Platelicker from Pixabay Like this: Like Loading...
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 Like this: Like Loading...
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: - Word of the Day Star - RDP Fugacious - FOWC Open Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Like this: Like Loading...
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 Like this: Like Loading...
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 Like this: Like Loading...
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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Confusion and hurt
when life and love are fragmented images in a broken mirror Jagged pieces of partial pictures forcing them to fit does not make them clearer Love seen only in the abstract where sometimes it was a safe place to be Life in reality too arduous, difficult a price to pay and a yearning to be free But a magnanimous heart always gives benefit to a multitude of doubts A habit to woo the nemesis Glueing back the pieces of a fractured life Compassionate and forgiving Awaiting a new genesis Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © Word Prompts - WotD Habit - RDP Confusion Magnanimous - FOWC Bjorn is hosting at D'Verse Poets Pub and has prompted us with metaphors Like this: Like Loading...
As the last rays of sun
stretch down to touch the earth and the final leaf falls from the tree I will still be here, waiting for you and all that it is worth Let the darkness come and smother me with dread For I will soon know whether you will finally come or my fear will tear me to shreds A lifetime spent in anticipation of this moment to arrive When love be requited and we are together at last so my heart will revive Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © Sue Vincent's Thursday Write/Photo Challenge Sarah is hosting tonight at D'Verse Poets and has prompted has with poetry about waiting D'Verse Poets - Waiting Like this: Like Loading...
Through the layers
of your mind I sometimes see hope Hidden between the anger and hurt that you cling to refusing to let go But it is weak starved of nourishment Ignored, in favor of the animosity you harbor Your life blood, you think Yet it drains your existence I wait and wish for its survival because then I might be able to stay, forever However, if you ignore it, then I too will die Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © Word Prompt: Layer - FOWC Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Like this: Like Loading...