Tag: fear

Uncharted Waters

Uncharted Waters

Wading in your shallow
I see clearly what is there
as I sidestep small pebbles
without surprise 
Inviting, gentle and warm
Safe
 
It is when I venture into the deep
A pool of uncharted waters
I find myself in danger
Below the surface in the blackness
riptides and dangerous currents 
pull me in opposing directions
 
Confusing and taking breath
I hit rocks with flailing legs
Left bloodied and bruised
Out of my depth
I cannot survive the unknown
and your tide consumes me
 
 
Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
All Rights Reserved

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Stolen Moments

attentive woman behind wet glass wall in shower
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Stolen Moments

A mellow feeling
of contentment
Nourishing body
and spirit
Experienced
for no more than
fleeting seconds
before being
wildly dragged
from a euphoric state
Assaulted by
angry words
of dissension 
Vilifying the soul
Destroying harmony
in rage
because the moment
was not theirs


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All Rights Reserved

Words Prompts

Mellow - RDP

Wildly - Word of the Day

Nourish - FOWC

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

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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

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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

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