Tag: love

Imperfect Pair

Imperfect Pair

In the beginning
with love’s first blush
of giddy heartbeat
and butterfly stomach,
words full of shyness
and best behavior
are shared
No one else exists
In this euphoria-filled
magic kingdom for two
A single moment apart
Could send one
or the other reeling
into a cloud of self-doubt 
and suspicion
Is it really love you feel
or just infatuation?
You know that
without the other,
unbearable as it may seem,
absence makes
the heart grow fonder
and love grows
But when pixie dust settles
and the gilded rose fades
familiarity becomes
contemptuous
Separations inevitable
and wished for
More frequent and preferred
Talk is straight and deflowered
and before you can say
What happened?
It is out of sight and
out of mind


Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
All Rights Reserved

Merril is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight and she has prompted
us with 'Proverbs'. She points out that many are contradictory,
when you think about it.  We are to choose one or two and write
a poem using one or both.

My choices were:
Absence makes the heart grow fonder
Out of sight, out of mind

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

Song Lyric Sunday – Dog and Butterfly


We have been prompted with Insects and Bugs for Song Lyric Sunday this week, courtesy of Amy from aimusic. My song choice for this prompt is Dog and Butterfly by the band Heart. This song was also an inspiration for my similarly named poem, The Dog and the Butterfly. You can read that here if you are interested.

I have used this song before but it was several years ago and we have some new participants in our group so I think it should be acceptable.

Dog & Butterfly” is a song recorded by the rock band Heart. It is the title track to the band’s fourth studio album Dog & Butterfly and was released as the album’s second single. The song is a more subdued effort from the band, differing from past hard rock-oriented hits, as Ann and Nancy Wilson pulled from their folk music influences. The song charted moderately in the US in 1979, peaking at #34 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Ann has said she was inspired when she looked out a window and saw a dog relentlessly chasing a butterfly. She saw the song as an inspiration when things get tough to “keep going after it.”

Although it enjoyed only moderate chart success, the song has remained a setlist staple for Heart consistently through the years.

Lyrics

There I was with the old man
Stranded again so off I'd ran
A young world crashing around me
No possibilities of getting what I need
He looked at me and smiled
Said no, no, no, no, no child

See the dog and butterfly
Up in the air he likes to fly
Dog and butterfly
Below she had to try
She roll back down to the warm soft ground, laughing
She don't know why, she don't know why
Dog and butterfly

Well I stumbled upon your secret place
Safe in the trees you had tears on your face
Wrestling with your desires frozen strangers
Stealing your fires, the message hit my mind
Only words that I could find

See the dog and butterfly
Up in the air he like to fly
Dog and butterfly below she had to try
She roll back down to the warm soft ground
Laughing to the sky, up to the sky
Dog and butterfly

We're getting older the world's getting colder
For the life of me I don't know the reason why
Maybe it's livin' making us give in
Hearts rolling in taken back on the tide
We're balanced together ocean upon the sky

Another night in this strange town
Moonlight holding me light as down
Voice of confusion inside of me
Just begging to go back where I'm free
Feels like I'm through
Then the old man's words are true

See the dog and butterfly
Up in the air he like to fly
Dog and butterfly, below she had to try
She roll back down to the warm soft ground
With a little tear in her eye
She had to try, she had to try
Dog and butterfly, yeah

Up in the air he like to fly
The dog and butterfly, below she had to try
She roll back down to the warm soft ground, laughing
She don't know why
But she had to try, she had to try
Dog and butterfly

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Ann Wilson / Nancy Lamoureaux Wilson / Susan Ennis
Dog And Butterfly lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Wishing on Stars

Wishing on Stars

Thoughts are sent up in the air
with hopes they will reach you
as we stare at the same moon
Letting the thousands of miles between us
shrink into meaninglessness


But endless days stretch 
into future loneliness 
and I find myself wishing
to be gifted patience
to understand that this is not forever


Feeling incomplete as if
a limb has been removed
and without which I cannot function
Some days I walk with a limp 
Others I feel incapacitated 


I wish upon night stars for your return
That I might be whole again




Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
All Rights Reserved

Stream of Consciousness - Up
Word of the Day - Patient
RDP - Incomplete

When It Is Time

When It Is Time

I can assure you
Lovesick I am not
I am merely smitten by
the thought of your love
My mind wanders in dreams
of warm, exotic nights
under the stars
That you might hold me
in your arms
speaking words of love
that I might feel butterflies
in my stomach and remember
how it felt
Is it so wrong to wish
for these things?
I do not even know you
You are out there somewhere
and you have not found me yet
But I am here
and I am ready to receive
when it is time
 
 
Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
All Rights Reserved

Bjorn is hosting Open Link Night at D'Verse Poets before they
take their summer break until July 11.

Image by Stefan Keller from Pixabay 

Love Lies Bleeding

Love Lies Bleeding

The sun bleeds it’s last drop
of red into the ocean
Bidding farewell
to a day filled with raw emotion
Words weaponized
Driven in like daggers
Leaving scathing, open wounds
becoming forever scars
Tattooed reminders
on broken hearts
Uneven and crooked
Nerves stretched taught
like catgut strings on a guitar
Where one more pluck
will result in a snap
Rendering a melody
forever played out of tune


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All Rights Reserved

Prompts

Drive - Steam of Consciousness
Snap - FOWC

Where Do We Go From Here?

Where Do We Go From Here?

Now the love has gone 
and open wounds will not heal
Wanting to move on
but paralyzed limbs
are planted in stone
 
Neither wanting to make a decision
Who will go first
to choose freedom?
Is that what it will be? Free from each other?
Did we try hard enough, if at all?
 
Too in love to let it go
and break the tie that binds
Who is fooling who?
The love is missing
What magnetic force is in play?
 
Is it time to rip off the Band Aid
we plastered on the cuts and bruises
from angry words weaponized?
Time to stop kissing better
those things that won’t ever?
 
I will mourn each day
Because he is gone
You are now living in his body
But you are not him
You are a shadow of who he once was
 
You look like him
But you are someone else
A person I don’t know
A stranger in my midst
who sees someone else
when he looks at me
 
Where do we go from here?

 
Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
All Rights Reserved

Linda Lee Lyberg is hosting Open Link Night at D'Verse Poets

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Feeling Blue

Feeling Blue

Feeling Blue
Turquoise sea and azure sky
Shades of nature's blue
Navy clouds
as the sun sinks low
and night brings its hue

Cornflowers and Peacocks
Kingfishers too
Blueberries and blue corn
Hyacinth Macaws
Hydrangeas kissed with dew

Blue moon in the sky
We both see the same view
Across the miles
Blue is my mood
because I cannot see you


Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
All Rights Reserved

Sarah is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight and has prompted us
to write a poem about "Blue".  Blue is my favorite color!
I wrote this poem in 2019 in response to a similar prompt
from OctPoWriMo.  I hope you like it.

Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay 

Stolen Love – A Puente

Stolen Love

Closeness of two bodies 
Huddled in chilly night air
Promises whispered 
in white smoke breath
Impending separation
Daunting, destroying
 
~ Togetherness uncertain ~
 
Stolen love has a price to pay
Lying to one, lying to all
Saying what has been said
to another is second-hand love
Impure and sullied
Unhappiness, loneliness
 
 
Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
All Rights Reserved

Merril is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight and has prompted
us with "Bridge".  We may either use the word in a poem
or write a "Puente". A poem linking two stanzas by a bridge (a puente)

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