Category: Love

At Last

At Last

I felt your presence before I ever met you
While waiting in a neutral state, marking time.
Previous relationships in the history books
No unresolved issues, I was ready to receive
 
Where were you exactly?
What did you still have to do?
Trusting in the Universe and knowing
it was just a matter of when, I found patience
 
Then, miraculously you were there
We had been dancing on the perimeter
of each other’s lives
Never knowing, never seeing, never touching
 
The glass slipper you brought slipped easily on my foot
Your hand in mine, strong and gentle, guiding me
Your lips on my lips sending little electric shocks
I knew then that it was you, and you had found me
 
 
Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
All Rights Reserved

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Word prompt

Patience - RDP

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Still Here

Still Here

Your essence remains
In this place where we would come
Like an intoxicating fragrance 
still lingering in the stillness of night
I sense your presence all around
and tension leaves my body
A slight movement of leaves 
reassuring, calming
The breeze caresses my skin
Reminding me of your touch
Moonlight reflects on the water
Illuminating where we once stood 
Promising our love to each other
Forever and evermore
And I still do
You are gone from me now
but you are always here




Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
All Rights Reserved

Word Prompts

Movement - RDP

More Than a Kiss – Poem of the Month – October 2020

More Than a Kiss

You held my hand
as we walked 
Hummingbirds hovered
by bougainvillea
tumbling over
whitewashed walls
Sun tingling
tanned skin
As we stopped to kiss
a lightheadedness
from shared wine
released inhibitions 
You pulled me closer to you
Biting my lip
knowing I wanted more
Loving,
clawing, scratching
at the air
in silent screams
Desires sated
as light rain
showered
surprised
entwined bodies
Cooling
heated passions
Leaving our footprints
on parched sidewalks
The day turned sultry
as we resumed
our walk in silence
Introspective
Both knowing
more of what
was still to come
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Image by マサコ アーント from Pixabay 

Bjorn is hosting Open Link Night at D'Verse

Word Prompts
Loving - Word of the Day
Footprint - RDP
Introspective - FOWC

Passion

Passion

In the glorious, burning
splendor of deep lust
are passion-filled nights
Overpowering and exciting
where all reason is lost
in wondrous heights
 
Touching and stroking
Delighting in exploring
mind-blowing ecstasy
Sweating and gasping
Caution to the winds
Screaming out helplessly
 
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 ©

Grace at D'Verse Poets has a guest
host tonight Sanaa Rizvi and she has
prompted us with Erotica.
I have reworked an old poem from 2019 and
I stayed with the rhyming format

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Offerings

Offerings

A special place
of calming energy
Rocks
smooth to the touch
Warm and comforting
His presence felt here
More than a hundred 
times they had sat
in peaceful silence
but for the birds
and sounds of nature 
Now she sits alone
and remembers him
The tokens of love
She leaves each time
An evocation of images
and memories
A feather because
She feels caressed
by wings when lonely
The red Jasper stone
to keep her grounded
Accepting what she
cannot change
The pressed autumn leaf
that was delicately placed
between the pages
of his book
Reminding her of
those colder days
they had sat here
Then, just for fun
the red Lifesaver candies
His favorite


Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © 

written for Sue Vincent’s weekly
write/photo - Tokens

Stream of Conciousness - More than a hundred

Without a Trace

Without a Trace

Footprints stolen
by the sea
Voices drowned
by gulls
Words carried
away in protest
on salty winds
 
The beach keeps its secrets
of ghosts from the past
Sweeping away remnants 
of life and love
without a trace
until there’s nothing left
but pristine sand
 
Although here
among the driftwood
and starfish,
your essence
lingers still
Your presence
is felt, always
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Protest - Word of the Day
Nothing - FOWC

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One Night

One Night

Laying under the stars
Until the sun
broke the dawn
Tears gently brushed
away by soft lips
Promises made
without pause
Lovemaking with
kisses to remember
Character
never in question
A night to remember
Dreams to preserve
Memories to recall
And then,
you were gone
Forever



Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing

Sue Vincent’s Weekly Write Photo

Word Prompts

Brush - Stream of Conciousness
Pause - RDP
Character - FOWC

Lonely

Lonely

Fading sunlight
glowing on cool sand
A glistening ocean
reflecting light on
plumage of seagulls
Dramatic silver, against
the grey sky of dusk


Walking slowly
along the shore
thoughts of you
filling my head
Even though apart
the link between us
strengthened
by distance


Connected spiritually
but aching
for your presence
to fill the void
in my heart and
take comfort
from your touch


Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © 

In response to Sue Vincent’s Weekly Write/Photo

Word Prompt

Link - Stream of Consciousness 

Almost

close up photo of woman wearing white top
Photo by Julia Kuzenkov on Pexels.com

Almost

Missing the closeness
A breath on bare neck
Fingertips stroking gently
and whispered words
spoken with romance
Dancing in a head
giddy with anticipation
Blinded by the strategy
Ignoring the signs
 
It seems so long ago
that we nearly had it all
Expectations never met
Promises broken
Love poetry
a means to an end
Seduction was your game
My surrender the prize
Heartbreak the memory
 
 
 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Giddy - Word of the Day
Dancing - RDP
Nearly - FOWC

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

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