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Living In The Past

Living In The Past

She did not scout
the darkness
Allowing it to lure
her into the passage
of time 
Realizing
there was no going back
Bait and switch
Trapped forever
living in the past
 
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Scout
Passage
Switch

In Knots

In Knots

Trying to untie
the macramé
of my thoughts
Knotted every 
which way
 
Tightly bound
and resistant
to my attempts
All I can do is hope
for a fray
 
The more
I struggle
the more it stings
Words no longer
coherent
 
A jumbled mind
looking for release
from this
cloud covering
obscurant
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Prompts

Sting
Coherent
Go Dog Go Cafe - Promote Yourself Monday

Layers

Layers

It is no one’s fault
That I find myself here
By the water’s edge 
Where else would I be?
Searching for answers
as is my way
 
I look up to the sky
and count the stars
framing the memory
in my mind
Remembering the last time
Here with you
 
I am not the prisoner
living within your mind
Nor your property
but yet you judge me
I came and left
grateful to be free
 
I picture the angle
of your jaw
that ever so slight
smirk on your face
your eyes, your hair,
your voice
 
Tiredness comes
eventually
and I am calm
Resting now
between the layers
of my thoughts
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Prompts

Sue Vincent's Thursday Write/Photo - Calm
Angle - RDP
Frame - SoCS
The Fault in our Stars - Go Dog Go Cafe
MLMM Saturday Mix - Mad about the Metaphor

Across the Universe

Across the Universe

The flicker of movement
in the corner of my eye
Warm breath on my neck
A soft touch
against my cheek
These things
Let me know
of your presence
 
When sadness consumes me
or I dissolve in a meltdown
the house lights will flash
That little bird sitting
on my shoulder
Whispering in my ear
and I know
you’ve heard me
 
These subtle messages
of communication
Imagined or not
give me the strength
I need to grow without you
for you have gone now
to somewhere else
across the Universe
 
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Universe
Melt

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