Category: Loss

Lost Forever

Lost Forever

The wind tousled her hair
as she stood at the empty dock 
A she-bird in exotic plumage
Gazing at the shrinking ferry  
as it sailed around the rock
 
The tide-looped harbor
now void of vessel
Empty like her heart
cold and vacant
feelings still to wrestle
 
Dropped in the ocean
on this darkest of night
Gone now was her love
Swallowed by the ringed-sea
in the moon’s owl-light
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Grace is hosting D'Verse Poetics tonight.  She has prompted us
to use compound words fav red by Dylan Tomas as follows:
For this Tuesday Poetics I’m asking you to write a poem using at least
FOUR of the hyphenated compound words from the above list.
Employ as little or as much of Thomas’ other methodologies too
as but most of all, let’s love the words!
(Click D'Verse link to see all the
hyphenated words)  I chose:
RINGED-SEA, OWL-LIGHT, SHE-BIRD and TIDE-LOOPED

Other prompts

Ferry

Drop

National Poetry Writing Month

Day 16 - NaPoWriMo Optional Prompt

Forbidden Love

Forbidden Love


Clandestine meetings
Secrets and lies
Forbidden love
Slicing unbreakable ties
Stealing love
from another
Ignorance your bliss
Always hiding in cover
 
Blowing up lives
Causing pain
Years of happiness
Now down the drain
Excitement disguised 
As love evermore
Nothing can compete 
Like a rabid carnivore
 
Passion turned to hate
Anger and cruelty abound
Someone’s marriage in tatters
You, continuing to confound
As quick as it began
One day you’re gone
Without a goodbye 
The end of a love song 
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Tonight Kim of Writing in North Norfolk is hosting
Open Link Night at DVerse Poets Pub

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Pining

Pining

Fire in the heart
keeps burning
long after
the love has gone
It is the candle
burning bright
for you
that keeps me
holding on
 
Watching from the window
expecting you 
to walk
up the path
Pretending nothing
happened
A figment of
my imagination
Your avalanche of wrath
 
Hopelessly pining
for the love you
took from me
when you left
Saying I was
undeserving
and leaving me
forever bereft
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Fire

Avalanche

Watch

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Invisible

Invisible

How do i erase you
from my mind?
How do I delete you
from my memory?
How do I forget the love
we shared?
After the feelings I bared
 
You have rejected me
and scorned me
I am banished from your life
I have become invisible
and out of sight
The sting is as bad as the bite
 
You look right through me
as if I did not exist
You are blind to my presence
Obscured from your view
I am now insignificant
as I become your relinquishment

 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©


Merrill is hosting at the bar tonight at dVerse Poets Pub
Tonight's challenge is "Invisible"

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First Love

First Love


We have always been together
Since you were a little girl
and I was just a sapling
 
You shared your deepest secrets
and cried underneath my boughs
I was here when you were grappling
 
I loved you and protected you
and I watched you grow into
a beautiful young woman
 
To let go of you now
when you need me the most
would be inhuman
 
Tell me what troubles you my child?
Has someone broken your dear heart?
Why are you weeping?
 
You finally calm your mind
and look at me with big teary eyes
and tell me your heart is leaping
 
You are not feeling sad
Quite the opposite, you say
Your heart is full to bursting
 
You have fallen in love
with someone so special
and he has asked for your hand
 
You are going to move away
Leaving me alone without you
It has already been planned
 
Now my heart feels broken
My sap begins to seep
I will be alone in this meadow
 
You hug me one last time
Promising to return one day
and I just weep like a willow
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
 
In response to Reena's picture prompt

Reena's Weekly Challenge 72 - What do you see?

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Fight to the Death

Fight to the Death

 
You were brave and strong
Valiant and proud
I loved you deeply
To you I was avowed
You fought for my heart
and lost your life
You gave everything
To take me as your wife
 
My life without purpose
Now you have departed
I wander aimlessly
Living broken hearted
I leave this rose
to honor your emotion
The price you paid
The ultimate devotion
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Sue Vincent's Write/Photo Challenge - Honour

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Mementos

Mementos


They are saved in a box
Hidden from view
They come out now and again
when I am feeling blue
Your letters from long ago
and photographs of old
each has a memory
and a story to be told
 
Promise of something
Hopes for everything
Goals to accomplish
Maybe a wedding ring
But our love was too weak
and you began to stray
Influenced by an enmity
I knew you wouldn’t stay
 
Jealousy and loathing
Slowly everything was destroyed
Disharmony and resentment
The end we could no longer avoid
The letters and photos
Just mementos of a time gone by
Forgotten and ignored
They no longer gratify
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:
 
Accomplish

Letter

Photograph

Enmity

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Yearning

Yearning

I saw you slowly changing
From the man you used to be
The partner in my life
Now void of clemency
You no longer took prisoners
When you went to war
Trampled on the underdog
To settle any score
 
I invented excuses
To explain your attitude
Your combative personality
Could dampen any mood
It was a riddle to most
What happened in your head
A human conundrum
No one could ever be your stead
 
I pine for you my lover
Who held my heart near
Never hurting my feelings
Or giving me fear
I yearn for your homecoming
To the place you are treasured
Held safe and loved
I fear you have perished

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Riddle

Homecoming and Partner

Underdog

Clemency

Invent

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End – Poem of the Month – January 2019

End


Evening touches the last light
Before it covers in its darkness
My heart swathed in mourning threads
and face paralyzed in hardness
 
In the end they say it is black
This must surely be where I am
The birds do not sing
nor do I hear the bleat of a lamb
 
I feel only numbness
Immobilized with no direction
Hearing your words echoing in my ears
and their cruel inflection
 
I am a broken woman
Laying in pieces at your feet
A heap of something that once was
Your destruction complete
 
Before others we plighted our troth
An oath to be faithful and true
Our love an ocean not stopping at the shore
If only we knew
 
Your demons buried deep inside
Were still alive and well
Once the lid was open
Only time would tell
 
They had festered in their morbid coffin
Poison slowly growing in wait
A corpulent beast ready to explode
Once you opened the gate
 
I am now frozen in time
Your love was detrimental to my being
I lay slowly dying from the toxins
Your final gift is freeing

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Oath

Detrimental

Corpulent

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When

When


She longed for the halcyon days
When he would drape her in love
When the sun would smile on them
Kissing their skin
When the birds would sing their song
and the flowers dance
When they would find shade
under the Royal Poinciana
and watch the parade
of soldiers marching
 
She longed for the halcyon days
before he left her
alone and bereft
When she thought she could
cry no more tears
When her heart became empty
Fragile and brittle as bone
A woman broken
From the loss of someone
Taken from this life too soon
 
She longed for the halcyon days
Before the war
The one nobody understood 
Why they were even there
So long ago now
But time did not heal her wounds
She still ached for him
and what might have been
A life lost forever 
A love that still endures

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Royal

Parade

Halcyon

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