The First Step

The First Step

The road is long
and not for the
faint-hearted
It will bend and twist
uphill and down
Unforgiving
and full of
pot holes
There is no choice
on this journey
of life
You will stumble
and fall
and at times
you will reach
a crossroads
where sometimes
you will stay
in neutral
Unsure
and unknowing
You will take
the wrong path
without question
but you will learn
from the mistake
and carry on
to the next junction
With experience
you will choose wisely
There are no shortcuts
on this road
called life
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
 
 
 In response to Sue Vincent's Write/Photo

Equalizer

Equalizer

Finally the dregs
of the day drained
away with
the sunset
Taking with them
the sweat and tears
that spilled onto
the remnants of
a dream crushed
Writing the obituary
as it sinks beyond
the horizon
into another time
 
But the moon
does rise high
into the night sky
shining its light
on the darkness
of what once was  
Infusing a delicate soul
with its energy
and brightness
Reassuring
and reminding
tomorrow will
surely come

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Mish is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight
and has prompted us with the following quote
“Barn’s burnt down, now I can see the moon.”
               Mizuta Masahide

Word Prompts
Delicate - RDP
Obituary - Word of the Day

Image by Prettysleepy from Pixabay 

Song Lyric Sunday – Let’s Stick Together

I have to admit that Jim Adams and Song Lyric Sunday stumped me this week. He prompted us with Promise, Vow and Oath and nothing came to me. I was drawing a blank and even after searching the Ranker lists for titles of songs, nothing was really resonating with me. Then I came across this oldie from Bryan Ferry called Let’s Stick Together. As today is my wedding anniversary I thought the song and lyrics were a good fit.

I’m not sure what that is living under his nose but I hope you enjoy the song and the video!

Let’s Stick Together is a 1976 album by Bryan Ferry. His third solo release, it was his first following the disbanding of Roxy Music earlier in the year. Unlike Ferry’s two previous solo recordings, Let’s Stick Together was not a dedicated album project, instead being made up of material released as singles, B-sides and an EP. It had a generally favorable critical reception, but only just made the UK Top 20.

Lyrics
Let's Stick Together


And now the marriage vow is very sacred
The man has put us together now
You ought to make it stick together
Come on, come on, let's stick together
You know we made a vow not to leave one another never

But now you never miss your water till your well runs dry
Come on now baby give our love a try
Let's stick together, come on, come on, let's stick together
You know we made a vow not to leave one another never

Well if you're stuck for a while consider our child
How can it be happy without its mom and pa
Let's stick together, come on, come on, let's stick together
You know we made a vow not to leave one another never

Well if you're stuck for a while consider our child
How can it be happy without its mom and pa
Let's stick together, come on, come on, let's stick together
You know we made a vow not to leave one another never

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Wilbert Harrison
Let's Stick Together lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Wounded Soul – A Somonka

Wounded Soul

Confused and lonely
Searching for somewhere to hide
Away from horror
I need to shut out the noise
and ugliness that haunts me 
 
 
I can feel your pain
Come here where you will find peace
Speak your words to me
So your wounded soul may heal
and your heart begin to rest
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to MLMM's Saturday Mix
Today we were prompted to write
a Somonka. The somonka is a Japanese form.
In fact, it’s basically two tankas written as
two love letters to each other (one tanka
per love letter). This form usually demands
two authors, but it is possible to have a poet
take on two personas.

Contagion

Contagion

It came from
somewhere
Unexpected
and remote
Invisible
to the eye
Moving quickly
Globally 
Devastating
all in its path
Leaving bodies
breathless
Helpless
Those it could
not reach
left vulnerable
and ostracized
Living
in solitude
Collaboration
impossible
Stripped of
dignity
and left
inevitably
penniless
Who is
to blame?
A lesson
too late
for the
learning
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Lesson - Word of the Day
Remote - RDP
Collaborate - FOWC

Image by Miguel Á. Padriñán from Pixabay 
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