Happiness in Installments
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: - RDP Hope Image by Platelicker from Pixabay
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 and has asked us to D'Verse think about new beginnings Image by sunflair from Pixabay
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
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: - Word of the Day Star - RDP Fugacious - FOWC Open Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay
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
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
Senryu If wishes and hope Do not change a thing for us It is time to leave Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
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 Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay
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 Image by RitaE from Pixabay
What are you doing? Are you hiding from someone or just fooling? You are lost you say as you look through tears Let me help you We’ll find mommy no need for fears You were playing hide and seek with your siblings You forgot how to count so, you decided to peek No one was there and off you went calling out loud not finding anyone as if you lost the scent It felt like forever you were searching No one came to get you Scared and now hungry Night time approaching Voices in the distance Brought hope to his heart Parents screaming joy Their boy had been found Never again to be apart Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © In response to Hélène Vaillant's what Do You See Photo Challenge