Category: Love

Second Chance

Second Chance

The scent of pine
lingered in the forest
evoking memories
of sweetness
and innocence
Of summers long ago
when love was for the free
and life was for living
Now on this cool morning
catching my breath
I am here again
where it had begun
I cast my gaze
through the trees
and I saw him
Appearing as a silhouette
coming from the mist
Movements slow, deliberate
coming closer
My heart skipped
but I had no qualms
This was the moment
I had been waiting for
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Prompts:

OctPoWriMo - Day 8 Scent and memories

Qualm - WotD
Slow - RDP
Cast - FOWC

Image by Samuel Low from Pixabay 

Feeling Blue

Feeling Blue

Turquoise sea and azure sky
Shades of nature's blue
Navy clouds
as the sun sinks low
and night brings its hue

Cornflowers and peacocks
Kingfishers too
Blueberries and blue corn
Hyacinth macaws
Hydrangeas kissed with dew

Blue moon in the sky
We both see the same view
Across the miles
Blue is my mood
because I cannot see you


Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©


OctPoWriMo - Day 6 Blue

Distraction

Distraction

In my languor
He would haunt my dreams
and distract my days
Forever in my mind
Lingering in thoughts
Moving in mysterious ways
 
An initial inclination of the head
A gesture and an uncertain smile
Developing into a greeting
Conversation begun
Interaction and engagement
Anticipating the next meeting
 
Now he resides in my head
and imagination
Where I can summon him at will
to fulfill my fantasies
and wishes to come true
My beating heart never still

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Languor - RDP
Initial - WotD
Image by Alexandra Haynak from Pixabay 

Insane

Insane

Her enthusiasm
unwavering
The choice unpopular
and decision unsound
Yet she chomped on the bit
When he had come 
back into her life
with a desire
to win her back
 
He had barked at her
and ripped the heart
from her body
Stomped on it until
it was in pieces
and walked away
She had mourned
for months
Sad and broken
 
Here he stood 
in front of her again
Making nice, without apology
or even a hint of regret
But she brushed it aside
with a giggle and once more
she was vulnerable
The only conclusion
She must be mad
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Popular - WotD
Enthusiasm - RDP
Win - Daily Addictions
She Must Be Mad - Go Dog Go Cafe
Bark, Chomp, Giggle - MLMM Saturday Mix Sound Bite

Protection

Protection

As the sun casts its long shadows
and the eventual darkness threatens
I wipe the tear from your face
and hold you close to me
Taking on your pain so you,
my child, suffer no more
Your wellbeing my utmost concern
Protecting you from the bad dreams
that will surely come this night
 
Yes, the demons are always there
Unseen, invisible to the eye
Lurking in the hidden crevices
of your young mind
Thriving on your fear
But tonight they will not reach you
It is fortuitous that I am here
with you and I fear nothing
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Wellbeing - WotD
Fortuitous - RDP
Shadow - FOWC

Quick Fix

Quick Fix

Stroking and exciting
Your silken touch
causing skin to react
Bodies responding
Adoration mutual
and willingly attract  
 
In semi darkness
Writhing as one
in nostalgic fantasy
Temperatures rising
Perspiration dripping
Heights of ecstasy
 
When completely spent
overjoyed in euphoria
Comes sleepy contentment
Adoration is mutual
until the return
of perpetual resentment

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Lillian is hosting D'Verse Poets and has
prompted us with the word Temperature

Word Prompts
Adoration - WotD
Nostalgia - RDP
Overjoyed - FOWC

Unrequited Love

Unrequited Love

Unrequited Love
Is it real
or a fantasy?
An unfulfilled wish
that will always
be a fallacy?
 
Convinced
of its truth
and sworn to its merit
Blinded to reality
giving hopes
and wishes credit
 
Resolute in beliefs 
and sure of
the final outcome
Love conquers all
even in dreams
and never succumbs
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Unrequited
Resolute

Wherever You Will Go

Wherever You Will Go

My child
from long before I saw you
I loved you
we were contiguous
connected biologically
and therefore emotionally
 
We will always be connected
No matter where
on this earth we will be
I will feel your joy
and also, your pain
Your blood coursing in my veins
 
The one thing in my life
of which I am proud
giving life to you
So you could
spread your wings
and do amazing things
 
When I am gone
Who will light your shadows?
If I could, then I would
I’ll go wherever you will go
Way up high or down low
I’ll go wherever you will go
 
 
Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

Image by Gisela Merkuur from Pixabay

Gospel Isosceles is hosting D'Verse Poetics and has asked us
to share a song that has brought us to tears, and write a poem
about it. I have chosen a song called "Wherever You Will Go" by The Calling. It reminds me of my son when he was a teenager and how, as a parent, I wanted to protect him, always. I cry whenever I hear it. In the last stanza of my poem I have used some words from the song.
Below is the video. I hope you enjoy it.






 
 

Compassion

Compassion

A word proof
of love so deep
that one would scale
a mountain steep
Love of oneself
laid aside
two become one
impossible to divide
 
Bleeding love
Easing another’s pain
Tireless, fearless
Impossible to feign
Shouldering a load
and releasing resentments
Feelings harbored
Reaffirming commitments

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to V. J's Weekly Challenge - Compassion

Image by M. Maggs from Pixabay

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A Poem for a Child

A Poem for a Child

If the moon did ever
fall from the sky
or the sun remained
hidden from view
 
I would still love you
as sure as your eyes are blue

 
If the stars
disappeared one night
never to return
Or the oceans dried up
 
I would still love you
my little buttercup

 
If the trees caught fire
or the flowers dropped
all their petals and lay
dying in the dirt
 
I would still love you
More than ice cream dessert

 
If the birds
ever stopped flying
and the animals
one day began to sing
 
I would still love you
More than anything

 
If the sand
suddenly melted
Or the rain 
fell sideways one day

I would still love you
Come what may


If I battled an army
for your sheer delight
Or stopped a bullet
at the speed of light
 
I would still love you
You are my one delight

  
If I fought a tiger
Or stepped in front of a train
It would be for you
My precious child
 
I will love you forever
I am completely beguiled

 

Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
 
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