Lost Souls – Poem of the Month – June 2020

Lost Souls

Only the sea
could match the anger
Only wind could
howl with more clangor
Here no one listens
and there’s no one to call
An unheard scream
goes where dead words fall
In the furor of crashing waves
drowning the agony of woes
The significance of their pain
wasted on those no one knows
Flowers waving in sympathy
as they slip to a watery grave
Where lost souls are bound
and not one person can save

Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Sue Vincent's Weekly Write/Photo



Trapped in a prison
of memory 
Alone with
a heart destroyed
Watching hopes
and dreams go
around and round
like a circle
in a spiral 
out of control
to save them
No desire to
try anymore
Accepting of
the cruel fate that
robbed me of you
Leaving me with
thoughts of what
might have been

Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Grace is hosting Open Link Night at D’Verse Poets tonight 
Bush Boy is hosting today's RDP prompt “Like a circle in a spiral”

One Liner Wednesday

Good morning! I hope you are all doing well and staying safe. It is Wednesday and time for Linda G. Hill’s One Liner Wednesday. I hope this one will bring a smile to your face. I am always amazed that that people can learn English as a second language. It must be so difficult with all those rules!

Have a great day!



Tall grasses at
water’s edge 
as green as limes
Exotic blooms of lotus
flowering abundantly
time after time
Protective trees
shielding a sacred spot
where serenity is found
A place to regroup
and clear the mind
never hearing a sound

Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
 In response to Sue Vincent's Weekly Write/Photo

Word Prompt
Bloom - RDP

Mondrian’s New York – Haibun Monday

Yes, Mondrian’s Broadway Boogie Woogie reminds me of Manhattan in the city that never sleeps, New York.  The perfect grid system of streets running north to south and east to west.  How could you ever get lost?

Its inhabitants focused on where they are going with a purpose in their stride.  No time for the niceties.  Be direct and be frank or you’ll be eaten alive as if in a Pac Man game, which I think the art also resembles!

Fire hydrant bursting
It’s summer in the city
Relief from the heat
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Kim from Writing in North Norfolk is hosting Haibun Monday
at D'Verse Poets.  Tonight she has prompted us with a picture of Broadway Boogie Woogie by abstract artist Piet Mondrian.
She has asked us to share our feelings of this piece and if it
does indeed remind us of Broadway in New York or perhaps
somewhere else.
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