Following every word of love spoken
Savoring each syllable and sentence Little did I know my heart would be broken and you would show no repentance We lay in splendor of verdant grass In the beauty of a pastoral idyll My world to shatter like crystal glass When in my head all things were bridal Believing all the things you said I let you take from me what was priceless Am I such a fool so easily led? Yes, and I find myself voiceless Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © 84 words In response to Sammi's Weekend Writing Prompt Idyll - 84 Words Verdant Following Image by 412designs from Pixabay
Senryu Fragile emotions Guarded yet open to you Do not break my heart Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
Breathe in, breathe out
you’ll be okay Keep walking forward There is not much to say It couldn’t have been any more awkward Yes, I am young Inexperienced in love and still quite green But who could have known? that he was a man with a wife and she caused a terrible scene She called me names that I know I am not while he stood there silent Speechless and hurt I was very afraid she would get violent He did nothing to help Letting me take her barrage He was the one to blame I left in tears, my heart broken He, a liar, a cheat, a seducer Yet I am the one bearing shame Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © In response to V.Js Weekly Challenge - Green Mind Love Misery's Menagerie First Line Friday "Breathe in, breathe out, you’ll be okay" Image by Jerzy Górecki from Pixabay
Darkness falls at last
The earth begins to settle and quietness comes Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
You are lonely you say, but you are with me
Settling for the status quo, you say, but you are with me You are not where you want to be Not alone, but not with me Enamored with the thought of being with someone But not with me You had it once before, you said But not with me Is it a dream or a wish that you have? But never of me Maybe a desire for someone, anyone But not for me Am I a just a convenience? A replacement? Sorry, that’s not me I am not what you want Because I am me Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © Image by Natálie Šteyerová from Pixabay
Grace at D'Verse Poet is supporting our Poetry Form Ghazal which was hosted by Gay Cannon two weeks ago. s A Ghazal is a poem that is made up like an odd numbered chain of couplets, where each couplet is an independent poem. It should be natural to put a comma at the end of the first line. The Ghazal has a refrain of one to three words that repeat, and an inline rhyme that preceedes the refrain. Lines 1 and 2, then every second line, has this refrain and inline rhyme, and the last couplet should refer to the authors pen-name… The rhyming scheme is AA bA cA dA eA etc.
As the evening sun
takes its final breath of the day the dappled grey sky edged in silver lights the way Silhouetted birds flying high above their disappearing shadows Darkness falls and the moon rises over flowering meadows Cool evening air with a gentle wind rustling the trees Sounds of the night calming and comforting A natural tease Softly the rain comes dampening dried earth Paying penance to the sun By first morning light needed nurture complete and the work is done Flowers kissed with dew reaching up to the dawn The world awakens Birdsong fills the air as animals graze The cycle unshaken Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © Sue Vincent's Thursday Photo Challenge Write/Photo Word Prompts: Penance Nurture
Senryu Fragile is the heart Given up so easily Without thought of self Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
Rainbow Sun and rain compete The transference of power Marked by a rainbow Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © In response to Mind Love Misery's Menagerie Heeding Haiku - Rainbow Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay
Wherever You Will Go
from long before I saw you I loved you we were contiguous connected biologically and therefore emotionally We will always be connected No matter where on this earth we will be I will feel your joy and also, your pain Your blood coursing in my veins The one thing in my life of which I am proud giving life to you So you could spread your wings and do amazing things When I am gone Who will light your shadows? If I could, then I would I’ll go wherever you will go Way up high or down low I’ll go wherever you will go Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©
Gisela Merkuur from Pixabay Gospel Isosceles is hosting
and has asked us D'Verse Poetics to share a song that has brought us to tears, and write a poem about it. I have chosen a song called "Wherever You Will Go" by The Calling. It reminds me of my son when he was a teenager and how, as a parent, I wanted to protect him, always. I cry whenever I hear it. In the last stanza of my poem I have used some words from the song. Below is the video. I hope you enjoy it.
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