Smoke

He slowly rowed the
small boat
to the middle of the lake
never saying where
he was going
Just knowing what to take

Peace and solitude
It was a favorite
way to escape
He went quietly
without a sound
his plan taking shape

No one around
to question his actions
No fear of his daughter
Hell to pay
if she only knew of
his smoke on the water

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Tuesday Writing Prompt from Go Dog Go Cafe – Smoke on the Water (Deep Purple)

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Innocent

Her perfume redolent
in the night air
as she walked
to the water
alone
with ne’er a care

What was blue
had become black
with no warning
In a heartbeat
she had been knocked
on her back

Without substance
an accusation held
Lies spread
in wildfire
her dignity at risk
she was compelled

His rebuke cruel
and unfounded
confrontation inevitable
Waiting by the shore
calm and present
his demeanor unbounded

Confusion existed
stretching distance between
Eyes locked
apology offered from
him to her
she began to careen

Caught in his arms
was a natural state
The darkness lifted
memory vanished
in a flash
like it never existed

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Redolent

Blue

Substance

Natural

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My Life According to Diana Ross

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Kristian from Tales from the Mind of Kristian blogged about this fun little quiz from The Britchy One

Choose an artist then using only the titles of the songs from only that artist, answer these questions in a blog entitled, My Life, According to…(insert artist’s name):

Here’s mine:

Your Artist: Diana Ross

Are you male or female:  Lady Sings the Blues

Describe yourself: Amazing Grace

How do you feel about yourself: Forever Young

Describe where you currently live: Anywhere You Run To

The first thing you think of when you wake up: Reach Out And Touch

If you could go anywhere, where would you go: Take Me Higheer

Your favorite form of transportation: My Old Piano (Sorry! Best I could do.  I should have picked Joni Mitchell)

Your best friend is: All of You

Your favorite color is: Brown Baby

What’s the weather like: Summertime

If your life were a TV show, what would it be called: I Wouldn’t Change a Thing

What is life to you: Do You Know Where You’re Going To?

What is the best advice you have to give: Love’s All That Matters

If you could change your name, what would it be: Baby Love

Your favorite food is: Being Green

My soul’s present condition:I hear a Symphony

The faults I can bear: Love Hangover

How would you describe your love life: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Hope you enjoyed this!

Christine

Play it forward.  This is a fun challenge!

Don’t Box Me In

In response to d’verse poets Quadrille #62 – BOX

Don’t think outside
the box
or even when you’re in it
Throw the box away

Containing nonsense
you never look at
Hoarding is a disease
You don’t need it anyway

Don’t get boxed in
like Jack did
He had to jump
Remember Boxing Day?

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

Word count 44 – Quadrille

Blind Faith

Giving potency
to the dormant
a zest for life
and a desire
to move forward
The course will be drawn

Be confident
in your quest
Eyes straight ahead
you’re never alone
Challenges met
Another day’s dawn

Abiding love
will not fade
or wane
Invisible to the eye
it will stay strong
a crutch to lean on

When times are rough
it will be the underpin
Keeping you upright
and moving forward
Competing
in life’s marathon

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Zest

Abiding

Love

Dragon

The monster reared
his head once more
His flaming mouth
scorching my words
before they became sound

I lay singed and tortured
while he continued with
his flaring assault
Blinding anger has taken
over his body
I am melting on the ground

Silenced by his cruelty
helpless and unable
to stand up to him
I save my words in my mind
they will not be forgotten
One day I will be able to expound

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

In response to: Reena’s Exploration Challenge Week #49 Monster

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Hellcat

Our communication
is lacking, it’s almost nonexistent
Your attitude is that of
a scalded cat
When can we have a
conversation?
Surely we can do better
than that?

A hot tin roof
is where you’ve been
Time to come down
and settle the score
Harmony is what we need
in our relationship
Like it was
once before

Stop moving away from me
as if I’m not here
You are acting like
a stranger
Someone I don’t know
Come on darling talk to me
We are in clear
and present danger

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Cat

Attitude

Conversation

Harmony

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