Tag: healing

Touch – Poem of the Month – January, 2020

Touch

The power of touch
One stroke of a hand
infusing energy
into a worn-down body
Shooting through veins
A much needed
euphoria producing drug
The simplicity
of the act
yielding results
Impossible to gauge
the enormity
of the action
Yet infrequently used
As if too personal
Invading another’s space
When sometimes
the silent cry from within
must be heard 
The humanity of action
to supersede the insanity
of what we have become
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Written for Sadje's What Do You See
Weekly Photo Challenge

Word of the Day - Gauge

Go Dog Go Cafe - Promote Monday

In Dreams

In Dreams

That rare moment
when you feel yourself
hanging between
sleep and awake
A euphoric state
you never want to end
Stopping and starting
doing a retake
 
Multiplying the climax
again and again
until sleep is triumphant
finally surrendering
The mind relaxes
and in dreams you travel
to another world
of visions for remembering
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Climax - Word of the Day
Rare - FOWC
Sleep - RDP

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay 
 

Restoration

Restoration

Here I sit
where troubles
Do not follow
In my solitude
tears come
I sob and swallow

The crisp air
regulates
my uneven breathing
Cares float away
Cleansing my soul
Finally releasing 

I draw energy
From the mountains
and warmth from the sun
My life feels balanced
I am now ready
A new day has begun



Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Sue Vincent’s Weekly Write/Photo

Resurgence

Resurgence

Emerging from 
self-imposed imprisonment
A throne-less queen
walks naked and alone
vulnerable
remorseful
Eyes watching her
every movement
 
Her sparkle diminished
she wears the grey garb
of solitude and regret
Wishing now
for sunlight to
warm her coldness,
liven her spirit and
pump hope into her heart
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Grace is hosting Open Link Night
at D'Verse Poets

Word Prompt:

Sparkle - Word of the Day

Image by Capri23auto from Pixabay 

Bitter-Sweet

Bitter-Sweet

Bitter thoughts
and sour words
evoking intense reaction
A tongue lashing
hurling insults
Intimidating exaction
 
A spoonful of sugar
to sweeten the tart
and acidulous vocabulary
Sugar rushing to the head
Calming the anxious
with honeyed confectionery 
 
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

OctPoWriMo - Tongue

 Image by Alexandra_Koch from Pixabay 

Process

Process

Amidst the turmoil
of flying words
that can never return
and the tumultuous
sea of regret
darkness finally comes
as the door closes
one last time
on the carnage
never to forget
 
Sobering, stark walls
of the passageway
numb the senses
quieten the mind
and heart rate begins to slow
As oxygen reenters the brain
Blinding, distorted visions
disappear from view
Calmness comes
forming an inner glow
 
Time in this place
becomes preferable
Cocooning, comforting
Stabilizing, strengthening
and healing
A distant door beckons
with a future new
To be opened when
Equanimity returns
to endorse the feeling
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

OctPoWriMo
Doors opening and closing in life

Word Prompt

Amidst - RDP

Zen Moments

Zen Moments

Slowly but surely
Bit by bit
Concentration comes
Closing off the world
Contemplating, meditating
Fingers touching thumbs
 
Judicious use of thoughts
Contained and controlled
Absorbing the environment
Looking outward to Nature
Searching for the answers
on a path to enlightenment
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Zen - WotD
Judicious - FOWC
Bit -Daily Addictions

Image by Elias Sch. from Pixabay 

Justified

Justified

In the wake of your furor
I come up for air
breathing it deep
into my lungs
until the oxygen
calms my brain
and I can think 
clearly again
 
I remain inconspicuous
on the perimeter of your
struggle for sense
Here I can observe
your body language
and know that this
is on you, not me
and I owe no apology
 
Sorry will never
be uttered as it
is never felt
Words will be knitted
in a pattern to obscure
and hide the truth
This is your way
Forever justified
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Knit - WotD
Wake - RDP
Inconspicuous - FOWC
Up - Daily Addictions

Book Prompt
The Body is not an Apology - Go Dog Go Cafe

Promote Mondays - Go Dog Go Cafe

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Poem of the Month – August 2019 – Repair

Repair

To escape the chaos
that is you
I must find fortitude
Lashing back
is no longer an option
Needing solitude
 
I lose myself
in the secret garden
of my mind
Where I am calm
Healing can begin
and justice is blind
 
Floating on a sea
of mundane thoughts
Exorcising the discontent
Here I countdown
to the return of sanity
The storm to circumvent
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Prompts

Linda from Charmed Chaos is hosting Open Link Night
at D'Verse Poets tonight
Mundane - FOWC
Countdown - WotD
The Secret Garden - Go Dog Go Cafe

Follow Poetry For Healing on WordPress.com

Photo – Autumnviolet from Pixabay

Across the Universe

Across the Universe

The flicker of movement
in the corner of my eye
Warm breath on my neck
A soft touch
against my cheek
These things
Let me know
of your presence
 
When sadness consumes me
or I dissolve in a meltdown
the house lights will flash
That little bird sitting
on my shoulder
Whispering in my ear
and I know
you’ve heard me
 
These subtle messages
of communication
Imagined or not
give me the strength
I need to grow without you
for you have gone now
to somewhere else
across the Universe
 
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Universe
Melt

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