Category: Love

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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Fading Memory

Fading Memory

In the fading light of day
I allow my mind to wander
To those places from long ago
You and I belonged to each other
Inseparable, lives interwoven
Never wanting to let go

We would talk all night long
Putting right to the world
Falling asleep in each other’s arms
Making plans and dreaming dreams
Fighting for what was right
Smitten with each other’s charms

It was all so long ago now
Time and space between us
Two lovers who were star-crossed
You will visit my thoughts again
When loneliness takes its grip
And I lament something precious I lost



Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

SOCS - “ght”
RDP - Lament

Inner Glow

Inner Glow

An inner glow reflected
from the sky’s evening light
Burning inside with passionate
scarlets and golden threads
woven in sheer delight

Love is fiery and blazing 
A hot bed of inexplicable desire
Warming from embers refusing
to die in the ashes
of a heart’s perpetual fire

Painted across the evening sky
a canvas of erotic dreams
Artistic in its portrayal
Deep and rich with shades
and in twilight it gleams


Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

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Glow

Defining Love

Defining Love

Is love complete forgiveness
Compromising one’s self esteem?
Or a two-way street where
accountability is something to redeem
 
A voice in need to be heard
Stubborn and so sure
Love is deeply embedded
But not in the light always so pure
 
Is love official as written
in documents ratified?
Surely actions are louder
than words spoken and justified
 
Love is not an official object
or a pawn played in a game
Love is ethereal, intangible
Like the air and there is no blame
 
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Light
Deep
Official

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Missing You

Missing You

Under the night stars
I lay awake searching
the black, flickering sky
The answers are out there
somewhere hidden
Only seen in my mind’s eye
 
Sleep does not come easy
My head is full
of crazy notions
Are you looking at the same
cloudless canopy
feeling the same emotions?
 
Why are we still separated?
So much time has passed
since we were together
We always vowed
Never to be apart
No matter the weather
 
My love, I call out to you
in the darkness
Please come back to me 
I am incomplete
without you
There is no ‘I’ in ‘we’
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
 
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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

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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
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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
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