Tag: Peace

Dreams Are Free – Flash Fiction

Dreams Are Free

She sat quietly in the small space she’d discovered on the top floor of her uncle’s house.  A box room, probably meant for storage, but there was a chair, some old boxes of books and small window overlooking the lake.  

She was reflecting on recent events that had brought her here.  The hectic comings and goings of visitors had given her an excuse to disappear for a while.

Grateful for the solace of the tiny room, she let her mind wander wherever it chose to go.  A sudden knock on the door made her jump.

“Ella. Are you in there?”, said her cousin Joel.

She wondered how long before someone came looking.

“What are you doing?” He demanded.  “We need to talk”

She replied reluctantly, “Joel, if you are a dreamer, come on in.  If not, then you can just let me be. OK?”

Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing

All Rights Reserved

Lillian is hosting Prosery Monday at D'Verse Poets tonight and has
prompted us with the line "If you are a dreamer, come on in".
The line is from Shel Silverstein’s poem, Invitation, as published
in his wonderful book, Where the Sidewalk Ends.
We are to write a piece of Flash Fiction no more that 144 words long,
excluding the title, and MUST use the prompt line as stated.

Image by Gaby Stein from Pixabay 

Free as a Bird

Free as a Bird

I run like the wind, for my wings are clipped
My spirit beaten, but it is not dead
and you cannot kill it
This bond was unexpected and fierce
A connection steeped in culture 
With deep feelings
Strong like the Oak
But you must know
I will never be your possession
I live in peace within my soul
My free will is my life breath 
Accept me for who I am


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

Word Prompts

Run - Stream of consciousness
Unexpected - RDP
Open Link Weekend - Earthweal

War and Peace

War and Peace

Arguments and battles aside
Fighting words flying on wind
taking patience its passenger
Tempers calming into silence
and stillness descending
 
Lacking leverage a war lost
A battle without a winner
Exhausted and spent
Peace is finally declared
Empathy for enemy evident
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Patient - Word of the Day
Empathy - RDP
Leverage - FOWC

Peace

Peace

I feel myself recoiling
and closing down
Shutting out the dissonance
No fight left inside me
One more spiteful remark
will make no difference
 
Your comfortable chaos
has slowly eaten away
at my core
Calculated and manipulative
Strategically planned
to wound in your war 
 
Peace will only come
in my final retreat
Conceding to the last
Words have left me
As I withdraw from the conflict
and leave you in my past
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

OctPoWriMo - Day 31 - Peace

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

Image by Sasin Tipchai from Pixabay 

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