Category: Love

In A Daze

In A Daze

Wandering aimlessly
with no destination
Bumping into walls
Looking for affirmation
Seeing stars falling
Appetite lost
Smitten with infatuation
Fingers are crossed
 
Intimate interaction
with hope of durability
Crossed wires likely
In all probability
One night of passion
Causing one to gulp
Pierced with an arrow
Turning the mind to pulp
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to:
Hélène Vaillant's What do you See Photo Prompt

Word Prompts:

Smitten

Intimate

Durable

Passion

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Head Over Heels

Head Over Heels

Standing on my head
wondering why my feet ache
What is going on?
This is more than I can take
 
What’s up is down
and what’s out is in
Hanging and unbalanced
My head is in a spin
 
Thoughts are confusing
Cannot get oxygen to my brain
Deep breathing impossible
I might be popping a vein
 
I’m a fish out of water
Gasping for air
Learning to adapt
always saying a prayer
 
Since we met
I can’t get you out of my head
A delightful feeling sometimes
but mostly I’m full of dread
 
I’m behaving irrationally
I might be a little mad
Am I lovesick?
Is that really so bad?
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
 
In response to V.Js. Weekly Challenge - Upside Down

Word Prompts:

Fish

Learn

Lanterns

Lanterns

Remember that magical evening
We were guided to the elephants
and fed them sugar cane
Walking in mystery and through
the darkness in anticipation
Our curiosity did not wane
 
We followed our guide to the clearing
as the fantasy continued
and we feasted on epicurean delights
Music played teasing our emotions
Sights and sounds touching every sense
It was a most seductive night
 
They brought us lanterns  
to release into the sky
each one carrying a desire
A wish and hope
for good things to come
As they soared higher and higher
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Hélène Vaillant's Photo Prompt - What do you See?


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Go with the Flow

Go with the Flow

Love flows like the river
Meandering slowly
and raging rapidly 
Over life’s obstacles
Along the way attracting
insignificant annoyances
and heated arguments
Latching on like barnacles
 
In its wild torrent 
it will break your strength
and splinter hope
Leaving memories that sting
When it is calm and still
At its deepest point
That is where the love is strong
and this is where to cling
 
Unimportant disagreements
Never forgotten in the wake of pain
No longer instrumental
or helpful to your endeavor
Inconsequential debates
and endless contention
Meaningless now
Because love is forever
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Splinter

River

Instrumental

Memories

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Waiting For You

Waiting For You


Where feathers flutter to the earth
and the bamboo reaches the sky
On the morning grass covered in dew
 
Where the hedgerows are lined
with wild flowers intense with color
That’s where I will wait for you
 
Where the sun sets on the horizon
and the rain falls into the stream
In the forest where moonlight peeks through
 
Where the sunlight falls on a grassy meadow
Or glints in-between the trees
That’s where I will wait for you
 
When the oceans eventually run dry
And the sun falls from the sky
When the mountains crumble from view
 
When the earth finally comes to an end
And there is nothing left to see
That’s where I will wait for you

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

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The Dog and the Butterfly

The Dog and the Butterfly


Oh how high he jumped
Into the sky
Excited and free
He felt like he could fly
Wherever you go
I will follow you, he said with a sigh 
She fluttered momentarily 
The dog and the butterfly
 
Up and over, in and out
Making him dizzy of his eyes
She teased him relentlessly
He wasn’t such a tough guy
A symbiotic relationship
He did run and was spry
She could hover out of reach
The dog and the butterfly
 
They would chase each other
Her love he did vie
She was lost without him
And he knew why
Happy together
They would never say goodbye
Opposites attract
The dog and the butterfly
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

d'Verse Poets Pub - Jilly's Thursday Prompt - Repetitive Forms

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Haven

Haven

The fragrant cedars
Standing uniformly
Along the skyline
A majestic sight
Of green lushness
In afternoon sunshine

Balmy breezes
Swaying branches
Shadows moving dark to light
Pending direction
At the will of the wind
Forming a spectacular sight

Down to the bay
The winding road curves
With vistas of azure sea
White bungalows 
Beaches of gold
A haven for you and me

 

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Balmy

Pending

Cedar

Uniform

 

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Infatuated

Infatuated

 

What happened last night

I must have been moonstruck

I felt so giddy

My head was dizzy

Was it just good luck?

 

I met you for the first time

And something just clicked

I released my fears

And shed no tears

It was as if you were handpicked

 

My excitement I could barely contain

I wanted to broadcast from rooftops

To the entire population

But out came only a murmuration

I might be just a little insane

 

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

 

Word Prompts:

Moonstruck

Broadcast

Shed

Population

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One

One

We are one and the same

My half matches yours

When you fall, I pick you up

Or we crawl on all fours

Get up my love

This is not the end

Together we can make it

On me you can depend

 

You are my precious jewel

A valued prize

I breathe your breath

Without you I’m paralyzed

You need me right now

and I will carry you to safety

Come now my dearest

It will always be you and me

 

Our haphazard limps in life

Are what balance us out

We lean on each other

That’s what we are about

Stabilizing and steadying

Each other we complement

Always there for each other

We seamlessly supplement

 

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Reena’s Exploration Challenge #63 – Photo Prompt

Word Prompts:

Jewel

Haphazard

 

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Just a Matter of Time

Just a Matter of Time

It was sorcerous how she got there
Touching the stone thinking of a forebear
She was sent way back in time
To a place long before
Finding a love she wished for
Feeling like it was a crime

Living a life two centuries in yesteryear
Forgetting a husband once so dear
A fabulist weaving stories in her head
In the two lives she had dwelt
Once with a Briton and once with a Celt
Would either one believe a shred

Life full of magical fantasy
So far from her reality
A handsome warrior and protector
He had stolen her heart
How could they now ever part
For she had drunk his nectar

Reluctantly one day she returned
But the love she left there was spurned
The present was lost to her forever
The past called her to regress
To the highlands of tartan dress
She vowed to get there whenever

Lifting the hem of her frock
She scrambles up the rock
Stopping at the circle of stones
As she touches the granite
She begins to understand it
Feeling a shiver in her bones

She passes through time
Falling and tumbling in rhyme
Looking for the same track
To that time of long ago
Where she had dared to go
Now wishing to go back

Would he still be waiting there
Or would he forswear
Rejecting her devotion
Could he believe her story
Or see it as an allegory
or some foolish notion

Time really did stand still
She thought falling down the hill
It just won’t wait for any man
She felt fierce in commitment
Not fearing embarrassment
Vowing only that she can

 

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

Inspired by the novel Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Word Prompts:

Granite

Fabulist

Fierce

OctPoWriMo – Poem a Day #20 – Time Stands Still

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Can

Photo:  Craigh na Dun, near Inverness Scotland

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