Tag: hope

Together

Together

In its final burst
of energy
the setting sun
leaves the day
with its
warmth
and glow
Taking nothing
from us
other than the
memories
it championed

With its flickering
light slipping slowly
below the horizon
the remains
of the day
gently turn
to night
A sense
of oneness
with the universe
A flicker of hope
for a better tomorrow


Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Prompts

Sue Vincent's Weekly Write/Photo

Champion - Word of the Day
Tonight - FOWC
Better - RDP



Happiness in Installments

Happiness in Installments

Impossible
to survive one week
without shedding tears
Togetherness for a day or two
but never seven,
The sum of all fears
 
Happiness serialized
in installments
Each one intense
Gasping for breath
Wishing for the next
to ease the suspense
 
Carried along 
with romance but
dashed by the dramatic
Each episode
a mystery
Endings climactic
 
Hope
a distant dream
in a future series
Featuring a new cast
of characters and
conspiracy theories
 
 
 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Hope - RDP

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New Beginning – A Haibun

I remember writing the D’Verse Haibun a year ago and sharing that January had always been a sad time for me.  Each year I was consumed with melancholy and regarded it as a black month. 

Little did I now then that 2019 would be one of the worst years of my life. In January within days of writing that Haibun, an MRI on my husband’s brain showed two tumors and he was scheduled for immediate surgery. Thankfully they were removed successfully and not cancerous, but the healing process is long, life changing and precarious.  In addition to other existing health issues and the sudden appearance of new ones, we have been on a mind-altering, life changing journey to hell and back.

One year later we are in a better place but still struggling with the process. I am determined to make January a month of new beginnings, change and hope.  If you choose to turn off the light, then you will live in the darkness. 

Life will always change
Accept it, embrace it and
Never let it go 
 
 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Bjorn is hosting the January Haibun at D'Verse and has asked us to
think about new beginnings

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Aura

Aura

Her aura red
with shades of blue
and gold
Bringing love
and positivity
signifying
a higher love
waiting for me
 
The calming
influences
she brings to me
in a cup
from which
I drink thirstily
with passion
for what will come
 
 
 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Sue Vincent's Weekly Write/Photo

Finish Line

Finish Line

The light at the end
of the tunnel
comes into view 
under a guiding star
An end and
a beginning
I now know
where we are
 
Unwavering
and resolute
with an open eye
on the prize
The finish line nears
A fugacious year ends
Leaving us more wise
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:
Star - Word of the Day
Fugacious - RDP
Open - FOWC


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Guiding Light

Guiding Light

At her
darkest moment
feeling lost
and alone
The sun burst
through
A sign
a beacon
to follow
out of the fog
A guiding light
swathing her
in comforting
warmth
Taking her hand
leading her from
despondency
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In responce to Sadje's
What Do You See Photo Challenge

Anticipation

Anticipation

As the last rays of sun
stretch down to touch the earth
and the final leaf falls from the tree
I will still be here, waiting
for you and all that it is worth
 
Let the darkness come
and smother me with dread
For I will soon know
whether you will finally come
or my fear will tear me to shreds
 
A lifetime spent in anticipation
of this moment to arrive
When love be requited
and we are together at last
so my heart will revive
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Sue Vincent's Thursday Write/Photo Challenge

Sarah is hosting tonight at D'Verse Poets and
has prompted has with poetry about waiting
D'Verse Poets - Waiting

Still Hoping

Still Hoping

Through the layers
of your mind
I sometimes see hope
Hidden between the anger
and hurt that you cling to
refusing to let go
 
But it is weak
starved of nourishment
Ignored, in favor
of the animosity you harbor
Your life blood, you think
Yet it drains your existence
 
I wait and wish
for its survival
because then I might
be able to stay, forever
However, if you ignore it,
then I too will die
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompt:

Layer - FOWC

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Walking Away

Walking Away


A blustery wind
blew cold
in the early morning light
lifting the fog
of the previous night
 
My mood still dark
and now cold like the air
Your words disingenuous
Confusing, hurtful
The evening, tempestuous
 
Finding your truth
an impossible task
Offering only lip service
You are on a different page
as if under another auspice 
 
Walking away from you
easier than it seemed
Parting a not so sweet sorrow
With the daylight comes the sun
and the warmth of tomorrow
 
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Fog

Blustery

Disingenuous

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