Tag: love

Fearfulness

Fearfulness

As darkness falls
who will light your shadows
when the moon
does not appear?
Fearful and afraid
of ghosts from the past
who will protect you?
It is still unclear
 
Who will guide
you with wisdom
through life’s
temporal minefields?
Lead you through
fire and fury
Harboring safely with
love’s assuring shield 
 
As the sky lights 
with daybreak
clarity and possibility
reign supreme
Anxieties wane,
fears subside and
unnecessary nightmares
become a daydream
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Sue Vincent's weekly Write/Photo challenge

Word Prompts

Wisdom - Word of the Day
Temporal - RDP
Possibility - JusJoJan

Promote Yourself Monday - GoDogGo Cafe

Love is More

Love is More

As surely as a brook
will babble
or an eagle soar
or a candle 
blows in the wind
Love for you
remains certain,
unwavering
 
It is sometimes
fraught with tension
or filled with anger
as we wrestle
existential pressures
Yet it is strong
Perpetual and everlasting
in its uniqueness 
 
Often misunderstood
and disregarded
as blindness
by those who
stand in judgement
and cast doubt
on its worthiness 
What do they know?
 
They perceive love
as only tender and giving,
quiet and soft
Complete harmony
But love is more
It is challenging
with opposing forces
that fiercely bring change 
 
In the aftermath
comes growth
New realities
and possibilities
Continually evolving
Teasing, exciting
as its foundation
strengthens
 
 
 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts
Caught up with Christmas festivities this week
meant my poetry took a back seat so some of
the prompts are from earlier.
Happy New Year!

Babble - Word of the Day Tuesday
Fraught - FOWC - Tuesday
Candle - RDP - Tuesday
Aftermath - RDP - Friday

Image by prettysleepy1 from Pixabay 

Passion

Passion

In the glorious, burning
splendor of deep love
are passion-filled nights
Overpowering and exciting
where all reason is lost
in wondrous heights
 
The slow, delicious descent
from the euphoric state
is a journey of gratification
Until lain crumpled and spent
in the forgotten ashes
of intimacy and adulteration

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Glorious WotD
Ash - RDP

Image by Dayron Villaverde from Pixabay 

He Says, She Says

He Says, She Says

Swollen eyes
and mascara streaks
I’m all cried out 
Feeling I haven’t 
slept in weeks
 
Fighting it
but justifying it
Trying to make sense
Why, oh why can’t 
I just quit?
 
Incompetent in love
Not accepting reality
Questioning my judgement
Imprudent actions
Tripping staggeringly
 
Stubborn and hard-headed
Was that me or you?
It only takes one
to cave and then
we can make it through
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Incompetent - RDP
(Im)Prudent - FOWC

Image by S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay 

Forgiveness

Forgiveness

Would you rather be right
than happy?
What was so utterly terrible,
preferring to live in a lonely world
separated from the one
who truly loves you?
In this vast universe
you found the diamond
in the rough
That most precious treasure
to value and keep forever
Someone to rely on
To love and cherish
and now you risk it all
Stop chewing on the
bone of contention
Come down from that lonely
mountain of self-righteousness
where no one lives in harmony
Forgiveness will release you
from the chains of heartache
Be free to love and be loved
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Utterly - WotD
Vast - RDP
Rely - FOWC


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Fading Memory

Fading Memory

In the fading light of day
I allow my mind to wander
To those places from long ago
You and I belonged to each other
Inseparable, lives interwoven
Never wanting to let go

We would talk all night long
Putting right to the world
Falling asleep in each other’s arms
Making plans and dreaming dreams
Fighting for what was right
Smitten with each other’s charms

It was all so long ago now
Time and space between us
Two lovers who were star-crossed
You will visit my thoughts again
When loneliness takes its grip
And I lament something precious I lost



Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

SOCS - “ght”
RDP - Lament

Defining Love

Defining Love

Is love complete forgiveness
Compromising one’s self esteem?
Or a two-way street where
accountability is something to redeem
 
A voice in need to be heard
Stubborn and so sure
Love is deeply embedded
But not in the light always so pure
 
Is love official as written
in documents ratified?
Surely actions are louder
than words spoken and justified
 
Love is not an official object
or a pawn played in a game
Love is ethereal, intangible
Like the air and there is no blame
 
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Light
Deep
Official

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