Song Lyric Sunday – Medicine

Jims Adams is hosting this week’s Song Lyric Sunday as Helen Vahdati is taking a well deserved break. Jim has challenged us to come out with something pertaining to Doctors, Health or Medicine. Alanis Morissete’s Jagged Little Pill fits this prompt and it is a favorite of mine. I hope you enjoy it!


Oh, oh, oh

I, recommend getting your heart trampled on to anyone, yeah
I, recommend walking around naked in your living room, yeah

Swallow it down (what a jagged little pill)
It feels so good (swimming in your stomach)
Wait until the dust settles

You live you learn, you love you learn
You cry you learn, you lose you learn
You bleed you learn, you scream you learn

I, recommend biting off more than you can chew to anyone
I certainly do
I, recommend sticking your foot in your mouth at any time
Feel free

Throw it down (the caution blocks you from the wind)
Hold it up (to the rays)
You wait and see when the smoke clears

You live you learn, you love you learn
You cry you learn, you lose you learn
You bleed you learn, you scream you learn

I, I, oh, oh

Wear it out (the way a three-year-old would do)
Melt it down (you’re gonna have to eventually, anyway)
The fire trucks are coming up around the bend

You live you learn, you love you learn
You cry you learn, you lose you learn
You bleed you learn, you scream you learn

You grieve you learn, you choke you learn
You laugh you learn, you choose you learn
You pray you learn, you ask you learn
You live you learn

Songwriters: Glen Ballard / Alanis Nadine Morissette

You Learn lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, The Bicycle Music Company

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The Wall

The Wall

The ice in your heart will not melt
Even in a springtime thawing
Nor will the wall around you fall
Unless you stop withdrawing
In-between the bricks and mortar
I search for the invisible gap
Hoping I might find a way in
But I fear that you will entrap
You are a pillar of stone
That will never crack
Cold, hard, impenetrable
All I want is to have you back
Playing your unfair game 
of three strikes and you’re out
Punishing and cruel
You are a brute and a lout
Banished from your world
Never more can I enter
You have chosen to be
The ultimate tormentor
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

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Eyes Wide Open – Week #26

Good Saturday morning! I hope you all had an enjoyable week. Here are some of my iPhone photos taken while I was out and about people and nature watching. It’s amazing what you see when you have your eyes wide open.

Enjoy your day!

This cool looking Chameleon was in the pet store
Pretty climbing roses still in full bloom
I saw this beautiful hawk and wished I had my Nikkon camera
with me! Oh well, another time
Oh how I love shopping at Trader Joe's for their sense of fun.
This little stuffed Manatee in a sailboat was on display above
the cold shelves
Now this guy was all alone just twirling his giant baton in the park.
I hope he had a good reason
The lone fisherman

Impromptu Haiku

My recovery 
Is living in gratitude
And forgiving you

Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©





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Loving Cup

Loving Cup – Sonnet

Come drink from my silver cup of love
and taste the nectar of the gods
Listen to the coo of the mourning dove
Perched on the bough defying the odds
'The wine will relax your tenseness'
Said he assuredly to the young maiden
She turned, aware of his immenseness
His weight the look of the heavily laden
She accepted the drink with pleasure
As he guided her to the place under the tree
She noticed in her cup the very large measure 
'Why sir', she said, 'is all of this for me?'
'Please my dear, drink it down it will help you'
As he purposely plied her with Satan’s brew 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to:
DVerse Poets Meeting at the Bar hosted by Bjorn
Tonight Bjorn is hosting and has challenged us to
write a Sonnet.  This is my first attempt at the form. I chose
a Shakespearean sonnet which has a rhyme scheme in
three quartets followed by a couplet (containing the volta) as follows. 

Ending with the Concluding couplet

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Day and Night

Day and Night

Beneath the dark grey clouds
The brazen sun ignited
Shining its light on the earth
A sight to be delighted
A flock of starlings scattered
Like a carpet shaken with might 
A climactic end of day 
Exhausting into the night
Colors vivid and dramatic
A wave of madness in the sky
Spiked like a fever
Only the moon knows why
Waiting in the wings
to cool things down
She lays patiently in wait
Wearing the evening gown
Of silver and sparkle
Bright as evening light
The day is over
Here comes the night
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©


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