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Uneven Terrain

Uneven Terrain

The road is uneven
hindering progress
Slowing my stride 
I tread carefully
not to slip
Concentrating 
on each thought
and decisions made 
What had brought
Me here?
Again
A lesson to be learned
What did I miss?
Always on this path
Going somewhere,
nowhere
Bent out of shape
from missteps
and life’s callous
punishments
I fear I will
always walk
with a limp
 

Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Sue Vincent's Weekly Write/Photo

Word Prompt:

Callous - FOWC

Blindness

Blindness

Anger is the fortress
protecting you
Words weaponized
Becoming knives
Wielded in fury
Slashing the air 
Until they reach 
their target
and blood is drawn
 
Your victim shrivels
as breath is sucked
from the life of love
Once held
as a gift to you
in her open hands
Now in powdered ash
Slipping through
grasping fingers
 
If only you could see
beyond the fear
She is your armor
Protecting you
with moral obligation 
To love you
and keep you safe
But blindness 
remains your disability
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Obligation - Word of the Day
Shrivel - RDP

Image by ArtTower from Pixabay

The Message

The Message

Silent beating wings
fanning the evening air 
The ruby-colored hummingbird
appeared to me again
answering my prayer
 
On this eve of nuptials
I crave its gentle presence
To feel a willing spirit
Taste nectar of orchids
Surrounded by its essence
 
Marveling at its size
in this world of strength
A tiny creature
of weightless power
staying at my arm’s length
 
I receive its courage
propelling me ahead
An aging fear of unknown
gently eased from my mind
with words left unsaid
 
He took flight and I knew
he would not return
His work was done
the path became clear
and my worries to unlearn
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Sadje's What Do You See?

Word Prompts

Aging - Word of the Day
Ruby - RDP
Taste - FOWC
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