Category: Love

Multifaceted

Multifaceted

Complicated
and challenging 
this love we share
Testing patience
Pushing limits

Tender and sweet
With soft touch
and thoughtful gesture
Kind words
in tandem with 
welcome strength
A shoulder to lean on
Arms to wrap and protect
Comfort and soothe
Cognizant 
of each other’s needs

But storms brew
Rumbling thunder,
electric lightning
and so the bear roars

Tempers flare and nails claw
Words of anger fly
from bruised throats
Wounded hearts cry
in the wilderness
Tears fill the chasm
with a river, unnavigable
Somewhere lies the key
that can unlock
a hardened heart
and begin to release the love


Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © 

In response to Sue Vincent’s Weekly Write/Photo

Word Prompts

Begin  - Word of the Day
Wilderness - RDP
Cognizant - FOWC
Nail - Stream of Consciousness

Ecstasy

Ecstasy

That moment
when the smile
seems to never stop
and the heart is full
of complete joy
As you lay
breathless
and spent
It is then you know
it was worth the risk
The feelings will not last
but caution is already
thrown to the wind
You will ride
the high of euphoria
grasping at the gossamer
wings of dragonflies
Wishing that maybe
this time the ecstasy
will continue
You know the gamble
will not pay off
and you will crash
and burn
all the way
back to earth
But it will be
worth the price


Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Grace is hosting Open Link Night at D’Verse Poets

Word Prompts
Risk – FOWC
Joy – Word of the Day

	    

Fickle

Fickle

You left me
dancing on air
seeing the world
through rosy hues
Carefree with
a wide smile
and loving
whom I choose
Bring me
a circle of gold
with promises
for my amuse
But do not cross me
for I am fickle
Intimacy a weapon
I can easily use



Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word prompts

Intimacy -  Word of the Day
Fickle - FOWC
Dancing - Word of the Day
Circle - FOWC
Rosy Hues - RDP



Rooted Deep – Poem of the Month – May 2020

Rooted Deep

Days, weeks, months
of verbal battles
and silences 
Jockeying for post position
in a race of insanity
Who can shout the loudest?
Who will be heard?
Who can inflict
the most pain?
Where is the breaking point?
 
and there it was
 
The finality of action
A divisive statement 
spat like venom from
a snake’s jaws
The words slowly resonating
and the brain processing
 
It was at that darkest moment
we crossed the Delaware
 
Together
 
The coin had dropped
in the slot
The words ceased
and silence prevailed
 
A rainbow appeared
as clarity was found
 
A tumultuous synergy
ingrained in the soul
A dying ember destined
to be the eternal flame
 
Sometimes blinded
and confused
but tethered
by heart strings
A love with roots deep
from another time
Strong
Impenetrable
Everlasting


Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Kim from Writing in North Norfolk is hosting
D'Verse Poets Open Link Night

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Possessed

Possessed

A century
of thoughts, desires
A lifetime of hopes
and dreams
Feelings
felt forever
Aromatic scent
Heady, intoxicating
Traveling with me
into infinity
 
Unshakeable
Residing in my
body and soul
Breathing my breath
like a possession
of the devil
I pray
for exorcism
so you haunt me
no more
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Devil - Word of the Day
Aromatic - RDP
Century - FOWC

Go Dog Go Cafe - Promote Yourself Monday

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Imagining

Imagining

In dreams you come
and hide in the layers
of my mind
Nestled where
I feel your presence
and draw
from your strength
That I might find hope
with the infusion
of your love
coursing
through my veins
Knowing I am 
not always alone
I sleep deep
in your comfort
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Lillian is hosting at D'Verse Poets tonight
and has prompted us with Dreams

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Floating

Floating

One look, one word
was all it took
to take the breath
from her body
Lifting her upwards
Floating in euphoria
High above
the kingdom
of her love
The clouds
at best trying 
to poke her
back to reality
Losing the battle
as she drifted
into her dreams 


Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Sadje’s What do you See

Word Prompts

Kingdom - Word of the Day
Breathe - RDP
Best - FOWC
Poke - JusJoJan






Love is More

Love is More

As surely as a brook
will babble
or an eagle soar
or a candle 
blows in the wind
Love for you
remains certain,
unwavering
 
It is sometimes
fraught with tension
or filled with anger
as we wrestle
existential pressures
Yet it is strong
Perpetual and everlasting
in its uniqueness 
 
Often misunderstood
and disregarded
as blindness
by those who
stand in judgement
and cast doubt
on its worthiness 
What do they know?
 
They perceive love
as only tender and giving,
quiet and soft
Complete harmony
But love is more
It is challenging
with opposing forces
that fiercely bring change 
 
In the aftermath
comes growth
New realities
and possibilities
Continually evolving
Teasing, exciting
as its foundation
strengthens
 
 
 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts
Caught up with Christmas festivities this week
meant my poetry took a back seat so some of
the prompts are from earlier.
Happy New Year!

Babble - Word of the Day Tuesday
Fraught - FOWC - Tuesday
Candle - RDP - Tuesday
Aftermath - RDP - Friday

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Passion

Passion

In the glorious, burning
splendor of deep love
are passion-filled nights
Overpowering and exciting
where all reason is lost
in wondrous heights
 
The slow, delicious descent
from the euphoric state
is a journey of gratification
Until lain crumpled and spent
in the forgotten ashes
of intimacy and adulteration

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Glorious WotD
Ash - RDP

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Forgiveness

Forgiveness

Would you rather be right
than happy?
What was so utterly terrible,
preferring to live in a lonely world
separated from the one
who truly loves you?
In this vast universe
you found the diamond
in the rough
That most precious treasure
to value and keep forever
Someone to rely on
To love and cherish
and now you risk it all
Stop chewing on the
bone of contention
Come down from that lonely
mountain of self-righteousness
where no one lives in harmony
Forgiveness will release you
from the chains of heartache
Be free to love and be loved
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Utterly - WotD
Vast - RDP
Rely - FOWC


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