Senryu Loving you can hurt Sometimes the pain is too much and I cannot heal Copyright © 2023 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved
Master of Deception
The tongue smooth and the voice syrupy Luring those with a sweet tooth Like bees to a honey pot Once captured the tone would change Becoming peppered with stinging hot jabs meant to harm like salt in a wound Beware the master of deception Copyright © 2023 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved Punam is hosting Monday Quadrille at D’Verse. The prompt tonight is “Pepper” in any form. A quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words, excluding the title.
Senryu Moments of stillness Allow me to drift away And forget the pain Copyright © 2023 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved
Faint Darkness on the Horizon
It didn’t matter how brilliantly the sun was shining on this day The passing laughter of children would go unheard Encouragement of well-wishers received with a fake smile Grudgingly acknowledged with a mumbled word of thanks That faint darkness on the horizon holding its position Always present to dash hopes and leave unfulfilled dreams Until it was gone there would be no joy For now it had control and ruled supreme Copyright © 2023 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved Grace is hosting Open Link Night at D’Verse
Scars and secrets hidden between layers of inflicted pain Breathing, suppurating Invisible to prying eyes Never to understand the burden of their weight To carry such load Requiring strength and fortitude that could mask agonies yet fear reprisal for unknown sins There but for grace go you Copyright © 2023 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved Lillian is hosting Open Link Night at D'Verse tonight. Click on the link to read works from fellow poets around the world. You can also join in 'Live' on Saturday and read your work or listen to others. Join us!
Artists who have appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine is our prompt for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday. What a fantastic subject suggested by our host Jim Adams! It was fun just scrolling through the list going back to the 1960s. My choice is probably my most favorite artist of all time, Van Morrison. He appeared on issue #62 July 9, 1970. The song I picked is ‘Someone Like You’, a favorite of mine. It was written and recorded much later than the magazine issue.
“Someone Like You” is a song written by Northern Irish singer and songwriter Van Morrison and recorded on his seventeenth studio album, Poetic Champions Compose (1987). It has become a wedding and movie classic and the song subsequently furnished the framework for one of Morrison’s most popular classics and love ballads, “Have I Told You Lately”, released in 1989.
In 1987, the single charted at number 28 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary in the U.S.In 2019, it peaked at #1 on the Ireland radio airplay chart.
This song was released again on two of Morrison’s compilation albums in 2007. A remastered version has been included in the album, Still on Top – The Greatest Hits and it is one of the songs on Van Morrison’s 2007 compilation album, Van Morrison at the Movies – Soundtrack Hits.
The song was featured in the following movies:
Only the Lonely (1991)
Prelude to a Kiss (1992)
French Kiss (1995)
One Fine Day (1996)
Someone Like You (2001)
Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)
American Sniper (2014)
Charlie’s Angel Farrah Fawcett was a huge fan of Van Morrison. When the actress was dying of cancer and too sick to attend one of his concerts, the Irish singer taped it especially for her. It was one of the last things she ever watched.
The Song Lyrics
I've been searching a long time Someone exactly like you I've been traveling all around the world Waiting for you to come through Someone like you makes it all worth while Someone like you keeps me satisfied Someone exactly like you I've been travelin' a hard road Baby, lookin' for someone exactly like you I've been carryin' my heavy load Waiting for the light to come shining through Someone like you makes it all worth while Someone like you keeps me satisfied Someone exactly like you I've been doin' some soul searching To find out where you're at I've been up and down the highway In all kinds of foreign lands Someone like you makes it all worth while Someone like you keeps me satisfied Someone exactly like you I've been all around the world Marching to the beat of a different drum But just lately I have realized Maybe the best is yet to come Someone like you makes it all worth while Someone like you keeps me satisfied Someone exactly like you Someone exactly like you Someone exactly like you Writer/s: Van Morrison Publisher: BMG Rights Management Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
Senryu The pain you inflict Will never heal as my heart will surely now stop Copyright © 2022 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved
She had known pain. Living with her like a constant companion. Sometimes nudging, often poking. Always reminding her of its presence.
The hurt ever-present. Over time festering in her heart, she would lance it like a boil. Easing out the poison stopping it traveling to her very soul. Concentrating on this familiar task helped her through another day.
The pain reminded her she was alive. Without it, dead. To the observer, she was a hamster on a wheel continuously moving, going nowhere, caught in a vicious cycle. That is how I remembered her.
Now returning to that place I see her vacant look gone. Replaced with shining eyes I’d never noticed before. Knowing instinctively what happened to the pain she carried. She’d had it sliced away, leaving a scar, and she wore it proudly on her face in the form of a crooked smile.
Copyright © 2022 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved Prosery Monday at D'Verse is hosted tonight by Sarah from SarahSouthwest. She has given us a line from a poem by Michael Donaghy. "She’d had it sliced away, leaving a scar" We are to use it in exact order in our piece of fiction of exactly 144 words.
Tender skin caught on barbed wire
surrounding an angry heart
Words trample on delicate feelings
just trying to comprehend the chaos
Eyes fill with salty tears
reacting to a life in shambles
Pain almost too hard to bear
Witnessing the demise
of what once was
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