Tag: love



A chameleon 
changing colors 
at whim
Playing both sides
of the fence
Pleasing no one 
Wounding everyone 
It was a sin
Did you really want 
to hurt us all?
Those who cared?
Use us and abuse us 
To your own end 
Perhaps you were oblivious 
and maybe, just maybe
Plain scared?
Your true colors
Spanned the rainbow 
but were hidden from view
Thinking we would
never understand 
Concealing who
you really were, and
never knowing the real you
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Jim Adams Prompt
for MLMM Music Challenge
'Do You Really Want To Hurt Me'

Thanks Jim for the great reminder of Boy George and Culture Club.
I used Karma Chameleon as inspiration for this poem

A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

Faded memories
but a place
frequented often
A wrinkle in time
soothes the pang
of guilt
and pain softens
A setting bucolic
dreamy and romantic
Love had flourished
One had roared
in like a lion
and the other
felt nourished
And so it was
One sided love
His, fervent
and passionate
Hers, apathetic
mostly absent
Disinterest had
driven him away
and her heart broke
She let him slip
through her fingers
thinking only of herself
Another word never spoke
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Lion - RDP

Bucolic - WotD

Apathetic - FOWC

Go Dog Go Cafe - A Wrinkle in Time

Song Lyric Sunday – Baby I Love Your Way

Jim Adams has prompted us this week with Desire, Lust, Romance and Passion for Song Lyric Sunday. I think ‘love’ figures in there somewhere so I have chosen an old Peter Frampton song. He wrote and recorded it in 1975 but I much prefer this reggae-style version by Big Mountain from 1994. I hope you enjoy it too!

Baby I Love Your Way
Big Mountain

Shadows grow so long before my eyes,
And they're moving across the page
Suddenly the day turns into night,
Far away, from the city
Don't Hesitate, 
'Cause your love won't wait
Ooh baby I love your way,
I Wanna tell you I love your way,
I Wanna be with you night and day
Moon appears to shine, and light the sky,
With the help, of some fireflys
I Wonder how they have the power to shine, shine, shine,
I Can see them, under the pine
But Don't hesitate,
'cause your love won't wait
Ooh baby I love your way,
I Wanna tell you I love your way,
I Wanna be with you night and day
Well don't, don't hesitate,
'Cause your love, won't wait,
I Can see the sunset in your eyes,
Brown and grey, and blue besides
Clouds are stalking islands in the sun,
I wish I could buy one, out of season,
But don't hesitate,
'Cause your love won't wait,
Ooh baby I love your way,
I wanna tell you I love you way,
I Wanna be with you night and day
Ooh baby I love your way
Songwriters: Peter Kenneth Frampton
Baby, I Love Your Way lyrics
© Universal Music Publishing Group



Breathe in, breathe out
you’ll be okay
Keep walking forward
There is not much to say
It couldn’t have been
any more awkward
Yes, I am young
Inexperienced in love
and still quite green
But who could have known?
that he was a man with a wife
and she caused a terrible scene 
She called me names
that I know I am not
while he stood there silent
Speechless and hurt
I was very afraid
she would get violent
He did nothing to help
Letting me take her barrage
He was the one to blame
I left in tears, my heart broken
He, a liar, a cheat, a seducer
Yet I am the one bearing shame
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to V.Js Weekly Challenge - Green

Mind Love Misery's Menagerie First Line Friday
"Breathe in, breathe out, you’ll be okay"

Image by Jerzy Górecki from Pixabay

Wherever You Will Go

Wherever You Will Go

My child
from long before I saw you
I loved you
we were contiguous
connected biologically
and therefore emotionally
We will always be connected
No matter where
on this earth we will be
I will feel your joy
and also, your pain
Your blood coursing in my veins
The one thing in my life
of which I am proud
giving life to you
So you could
spread your wings
and do amazing things
When I am gone
Who will light your shadows?
If I could, then I would
I’ll go wherever you will go
Way up high or down low
I’ll go wherever you will go
Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

Image by Gisela Merkuur from Pixabay

Gospel Isosceles is hosting D'Verse Poetics and has asked us
to share a song that has brought us to tears, and write a poem
about it. I have chosen a song called "Wherever You Will Go" by The Calling. It reminds me of my son when he was a teenager and how, as a parent, I wanted to protect him, always. I cry whenever I hear it. In the last stanza of my poem I have used some words from the song.
Below is the video. I hope you enjoy it.




A word proof
of love so deep
that one would scale
a mountain steep
Love of oneself
laid aside
two become one
impossible to divide
Bleeding love
Easing another’s pain
Tireless, fearless
Impossible to feign
Shouldering a load
and releasing resentments
Feelings harbored
Reaffirming commitments

Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to V. J's Weekly Challenge - Compassion

Image by M. Maggs from Pixabay

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A Poem for a Child

A Poem for a Child

If the moon did ever
fall from the sky
or the sun remained
hidden from view
I would still love you
as sure as your eyes are blue

If the stars
disappeared one night
never to return
Or the oceans dried up
I would still love you
my little buttercup

If the trees caught fire
or the flowers dropped
all their petals and lay
dying in the dirt
I would still love you
More than ice cream dessert

If the birds
ever stopped flying
and the animals
one day began to sing
I would still love you
More than anything

If the sand
suddenly melted
Or the rain 
fell sideways one day

I would still love you
Come what may

If I battled an army
for your sheer delight
Or stopped a bullet
at the speed of light
I would still love you
You are my one delight

If I fought a tiger
Or stepped in front of a train
It would be for you
My precious child
I will love you forever
I am completely beguiled


Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
Fall from the Sky




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Another Thursday rolls around
and she walks to the village green
She will stand by the old oak tree
Sure that today he will be there
This her new weekly ritual
A pilgrimage to her lost love
Two years had passed since he left her
to fight in an overseas war
He was a marine proud and true
and a hero in her young eyes
Missing in action they told her
Sorry but we cannot do more
She refused to give up her hope
Although everyone would rib her
As always her heart did a skip
But today he was standing there 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts




Saturday Luck Dip Prompt from Mindlovemisery's Menagerie
“Synchronicity” (The state or fact of being synchronous or
simultaneous; synchronism. Coincidence of events that seem
to be meaningfully related.). This form consists of eight three-line
stanzas in a syllable pattern of 8/8/2. This poetry type has no rhyme
and is written in the first person with a twist. The twist is to be
revealed within the last two stanzas. Created by Debra Gundy.

Photo by Japheth Mast on Unsplash
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