Twilight falls quietly
What was day
comes to an end
A star is born in
the darkness
of new night
brilliant in its
Stillness slows 
pounding breast
Calming the mind
slowing the heart
sweetens the zest
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Writing Prompt:

Grace is hosting Open Link Night at D’Verse Poets

Christine's Daily Writing Prompt
A Star is Born
- Go Dog Go Cafe

Word Prompt:

Zest - FOWC

Image by Evgeni Tcherkasski from Pixabay

New Beginning – A Haibun

I remember writing the D’Verse Haibun a year ago and sharing that January had always been a sad time for me.  Each year I was consumed with melancholy and regarded it as a black month. 

Little did I now then that 2019 would be one of the worst years of my life. In January within days of writing that Haibun, an MRI on my husband’s brain showed two tumors and he was scheduled for immediate surgery. Thankfully they were removed successfully and not cancerous, but the healing process is long, life changing and precarious.  In addition to other existing health issues and the sudden appearance of new ones, we have been on a mind-altering, life changing journey to hell and back.

One year later we are in a better place but still struggling with the process. I am determined to make January a month of new beginnings, change and hope.  If you choose to turn off the light, then you will live in the darkness. 

Life will always change
Accept it, embrace it and
Never let it go 
 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Bjorn is hosting the January Haibun at D'Verse and has asked us to
think about new beginnings

Image by sunflair from Pixabay



As darkness falls
who will light your shadows
when the moon
does not appear?
Fearful and afraid
of ghosts from the past
who will protect you?
It is still unclear
Who will guide
you with wisdom
through life’s
temporal minefields?
Lead you through
fire and fury
Harboring safely with
love’s assuring shield 
As the sky lights 
with daybreak
clarity and possibility
reign supreme
Anxieties wane,
fears subside and
unnecessary nightmares
become a daydream
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Sue Vincent's weekly Write/Photo challenge

Word Prompts

Wisdom - Word of the Day
Temporal - RDP
Possibility - JusJoJan

Promote Yourself Monday - GoDogGo Cafe

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