Tag: healing

The Message

The Message

Silent beating wings
fanning the evening air 
The ruby-colored hummingbird
appeared to me again
answering my prayer
 
On this eve of nuptials
I crave its gentle presence
To feel a willing spirit
Taste nectar of orchids
Surrounded by its essence
 
Marveling at its size
in this world of strength
A tiny creature
of weightless power
staying at my arm’s length
 
I receive its courage
propelling me ahead
An aging fear of unknown
gently eased from my mind
with words left unsaid
 
He took flight and I knew
he would not return
His work was done
the path became clear
and my worries to unlearn
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Sadje's What Do You See?

Word Prompts

Aging - Word of the Day
Ruby - RDP
Taste - FOWC

After the Storm – Poem of the Month – July 2020

After the Storm

Geography of sands
shifted by the storm
forming a river
through the dunes
Water collected 
in a cerulean bay
of calmness after the rage
Angry winds sweeping
seaweed and driftwood ashore 
Remnants of horseshoe crabs
Laid to rest on a beachy grave
Coffee-colored sea grasses
Pliable and resilient
Standing tall, now waving gently
Resistant to the wind
The ravages
of nature’s anger
Abolished
Long gone
leaving only silence


Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © 

In response to Sue Vincent’s Weekly Write/Photo

Word Prompts

Coffee - Stream of Conciousness 
River - Word of the Day
Cerulean Bay - RDP
Abolish - FOWC




Sanctuary

Sanctuary

Tall grasses at
water’s edge 
as green as limes
Exotic blooms of lotus
flowering abundantly
time after time
 
Protective trees
shielding a sacred spot
where serenity is found
A place to regroup
and clear the mind
never hearing a sound


Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
 
 In response to Sue Vincent's Weekly Write/Photo

Word Prompt
Bloom - RDP

Isolation

Isolation

In the stillness
of my mind
there is no noise
to confuse
or mask thoughts
Only peace
and tranquility
Allowing transition
from a state
of madness
swathed
in dark robes
to pellucidity
Where the light
shines bright
and unveiled
Paving the way
to concentration
and meditation
in solitude
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Bjorn is hosting D'Verse Poets and has
prompted us to write about solitude.

Image by Alain Audet from Pixabay 

Awakening

Awakening

Pitch black
and blinding
Darkness devours
Slowly suffocating
Suppressing breath
Starving lungs
Until that
prayed-for
moment
when,
gasping for air
oxygen finally
reaches the brain
Shaking
the spirit awake
to witness
day-breaking sun
and feel
its healing powers
Proving that
darkest moments
are always before
the dawn
The new day brings
hope for change
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Image by Pexels from Pixabay 

Rocky Road

Rocky Road

Safe
surrounded
by these
ancient boulders
Infused
by their
energy
Calmed
by their
smoothness
Coddled
by their size
Protected
from harm
Peacefully
resting
Mentally
nourished
Ready to resume
the journey
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Written for Sue Vincent's weekly
write/photo challenge 

Close the Door – A Quadrille

Close the Door

As the day ends
It is time to reflect
on events that were
less than perfect

Annoyances, delays
that did gnaw, irritate
To be tossed away
for it’s time to celebrate

Door closed
a day to forget
My glass is full
Wine’s my outlet


Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©


De Jackson (aka Whimsy Gizmo) is hosting
D'Verse Poets Monday Quadrille and has
prompted us with the word "Close"
A Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words
excluding the title

Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay

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

Image by Prettysleepy from Pixabay 

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


Image by Susan Cipriano from Pixabay 
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