Tag: fear

Blindness

Blindness

Anger is the fortress
protecting you
Words weaponized
Becoming knives
Wielded in fury
Slashing the air 
Until they reach 
their target
and blood is drawn
 
Your victim shrivels
as breath is sucked
from the life of love
Once held
as a gift to you
in her open hands
Now in powdered ash
Slipping through
grasping fingers
 
If only you could see
beyond the fear
She is your armor
Protecting you
with moral obligation 
To love you
and keep you safe
But blindness 
remains your disability
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Obligation - Word of the Day
Shrivel - RDP

Image by ArtTower from Pixabay

Hidden Enemy

Hidden Enemy

Bright silver moon
Shine your light
On poor souls 
Wandering
In darkness of night

Bewildered
and confused
Led like lambs
to slaughter
Forever Abused

Plague ridden earth
Unwelcome, infecting
Blindly attacking
Oblivious to race
Cleansing, correcting

Cruel and heartless
Boundaries inconsistent
Sucking air from lungs
Drowning in phlegm
The cure nonexistent



Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Bjorn is hosting D’Verse Poets tonight
and has prompted us with the Plague

Image by chris s from Pixabay

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 

Fearfulness

Fearfulness

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

Caged

Caged

Why?
I ask
Yesterday’s
insanity
Was yet another nail in my coffin
You have now become the demon lover
a gilded cage
my prison
I am
trapped

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©


OctPoWriMo Caged
I used double Tetractys form - 1,2,3,4,10.10.4.3.2.1

Word Prompts:

Yesterday - WotD
Insanity - RDP
The Demon Lover - Christine's Daily Writing Prompt
from Go Dog Go Cafe

Captive

Captive


Eyes adjusted to the darkness
black as black could be
The key turning in the lock
Drowned the desperate plea
Unknowing and afraid
Of what would come next
Tears began to flow
Although having no effect
 
A tray pushed roughly
under the closet door
Scrambling to retrieve it
Slipping on the floor
Tired and hungry
Devouring the paltry feast
Maybe giving strength
To fight off the angry beast
 
A captive, but why?
It was still unclear
How many days had it been
since someone did appear?
Was it even known
that a prisoner was here?
Would anyone come
To quell the fear
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Feast

Closet

Paltry

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Courage

Courage

Pull yourself back up
When knocked down
Keep smiling
Although your heart is breaking
Never wearing a frown

Hold back the tears
Never let them see you sweat
Choose your battles
Aware of what you can win
Always appear to be the threat

Get the attention
of those you fear most
Be a warrior
Don’t let them knock you
from pillar to post

Know when to concede
If your fervor can cause damage
There’s always tomorrow
Try again then
If it’s the best you can manage

Primal and ferocious
Is only half of the task
Courage and kindness
Is needed
Underneath that mask

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

In response to D’verse Poets – Because, Because, Because

I chose the Cowardly Lion for my inspiration.

 

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