Tag: healing

Equalizer

Equalizer

Finally the dregs
of the day drained
away with
the sunset
Taking with them
the sweat and tears
that spilled onto
the remnants of
a dream crushed
Writing the obituary
as it sinks beyond
the horizon
into another time
 
But the moon
does rise high
into the night sky
shining its light
on the darkness
of what once was  
Infusing a delicate soul
with its energy
and brightness
Reassuring
and reminding
tomorrow will
surely come

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Mish is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight
and has prompted us with the following quote
“Barn’s burnt down, now I can see the moon.”
               Mizuta Masahide

Word Prompts
Delicate - RDP
Obituary - Word of the Day

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Written in the Stars

Written in the Stars

If the stars
could speak
they would say
let the sun into
your black heart
So it may light
your way back
from darkness
 
Stop hiding in 
shadows
disguising
your cynicism
and fear
You were only safe
until the moon
ate the dark
 
Its silvery sheen
casts its light
on scars
of healed wounds
Fading in time
but no longer
infected by
your pain
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Written in response to the Moon ate the Dark
Creativity Challenge from Christine at
Brave & Reckless and Go Dog Go Cafe
Check out all the other submissions and
you can also submit your own work.

Word Prompt - RDP

Sunshine


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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