Alter Ego

Alter Ego

Sometimes in between
the darkness and the dawn
the mind wanders, searching
for where the wild things are
as if naturally drawn
 
Images of hope and excitement
where you may spurt and sputter
Be free without limitations
or shackles that imprison
and who will care what you utter
 
Follow your heart to this place
where imagination becomes reality
and self-confidence grows like weeds
Your self-esteem will expand
and dreams become an actuality
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Mistake - WotD

Sputter - RTD

Go Dog Go Cafe - Promote Yourself Monday

Go Dog Go Cafe - Where The Wild Things Are

Sheets in the Wind

Sheets in the Wind

Like sheets blowing in the wind
She let her thoughts drift away
And for that one temporary moment
She realized she could easily stray
 
Her mind running rampant
suddenly freed from its cage
She was acting out of character
and definitely not her age
 
Imprisoned in her mind
she had never ventured that far
and somehow without warning
she was behaving quite bizarre
 
Now she was running fast
leaving everything in her dust
Blazing a trail blindly
she followed her lust
 
Soon tiring from her escape
and running out of steam
Bells were ringing in her head
It was all just a dream
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts
Sheets - RDP
Temporary - FOWC

Image by Oberholster Venita from Pixabay 

Song Lyric Sunday – Don’t Know Why

This week’s prompts for Song Lyric Sunday, from Jim Adams, are Who, What, When, Where, Why and How. I went with this lovely song, ‘Don’t Know Why’, by Norah Jones. I hope you’ll enjoy it too.

Norah Jones (born Geethali Norah Jones Shankar; March 30, 1979) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. She has won multiple awards and has sold more than 50 million records worldwide. Billboard named her the top jazz artist of the 2000–2009 decade. She has won nine Grammy Awards and was ranked 60th on Billboard magazine’s artists of the 2000–2009 decade chart.

In 2002, Jones launched her solo music career with the release of Come Away with Me, which was a fusion of jazz with country music and pop. It was certified Diamond, selling over 27 million copies. The record earned Jones five Grammy Awards, including the Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best New Artist. Jones is the daughter of Indian sitar player and composer Ravi Shankar, and is the half-sister of fellow musician Anoushka Shankar. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)

Lyrics
Don't Know Why
Norah Jones


I waited 'til I saw the sun
I don't know why I didn't come
I left you by the house of fun
I don't know why I didn't come
I don't know why I didn't come
 
When I saw the break of day
I wished that I could fly away
Instead of kneeling in the sand
Catching teardrops in my hand
 
My heart is drenched in wine
But you'll be on my mind
Forever
 
Out across the endless sea
I would die in ecstasy
But I'll be a bag of bones
Driving down the road alone
 
My heart is drenched in wine
But you'll be on my mind
Forever
 
Something has to make you run
I don't know why I didn't come
I feel as empty as a drum
I don't know why I didn't come
I don't know why I didn't come
 
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Jesse Harris
Don't Know Why lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
 
 

Claustrophobia

Claustrophobia

Running scared
Frantic and confused
Through the door
Into another room
Each one disused 
 
Open, close
What does this mean?
Open again
Am I in a maze
or is this a dream?
 
I can’t escape
Windows are locked
Adrenalin pumping
but screams are silent
My voice blocked
 
Anxiety taking hold
I cannot catch my breath
Darkness comes
Swallowing me whole
Suffocating into death
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

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Impetuous

Impetuous

The melodious sound
of instruments
broke the still night air
A soft rhythmic beat
appealing and seducing 
daring to share
 
Like a moth to a flame
it lured and cajoled
with musical ingenuity
Lacking self-control
It was easy to be tempted
Succumbing to promiscuity
 
Heart racing
and adrenalin flowing
Caution thrown to the wind
The course uncharted
and on this whim
all hopes were pinned
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
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Word Prompts
Melodious - WotD
Ingenuity - RDP
Chart - FOWC

Photo - Stephan Keller, Pixabay

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