Tag: poem

Ghost Town – Tanka

Ghost Town

A gritty wind blows
between derelict buildings
Long forgotten homes
of the disenfranchised souls
who lived there singing the blues

Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Frank Tassone is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight
and has prompted us with a five line Japanese
Poetic form.  I have chosen a Tanka.

Word Prompts
Forgotten - Word of the Day
The Blues - RDP

Roller Coaster

Roller Coaster

I kept quiet for so long
checking my tongue
and making silent screams
Secretly hoarding thoughts
into my own private stash
Fatigued by the roller coaster
of emotions that I navigate
each day by just being
the other half of you
Some are better than others
but mostly I am dragged behind
hanging on for dear life
My reserve worn thin
and my emotions
tangled in knots
The only escape is imagining
that cathartic moment
when I finally release

Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Cathartic - Word of the Day
Fatigue - RDP
Stash - FOWC

Image by Dietmar Wiedemann from Pixabay 

Irreparable – A Quadrille


Maintaining composure
You cannot see
what is really going on
inside of me
You see ambivalence
no care to give
I’m a broken vessel
from the life I live
The dark side called
Unable to fix
This soulless specimen
got lost in the mix
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

De Jackson is hosting Monday Quadrille
at D'Verse Poets and prompted us with "Fix"
A Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words
excluding the title.

Word Prompts
Call - RDP
Ambivalent - FOWC

Circle of Stones

Circle of Stones

Pale sun behind
gossamer clouds
Morning light fused 
in sleepy silver grey
shrouding ancient stones
in a cloak of mystery
A pathway defining
entry to a sacred site
harboring history
of centuries past
those who would
surrender and
dare to dance
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Sue Vincent's Weekly Write/Photo
Word Prompt
Surrender - RDP

Promote Yourself Monday - Go Dog Go Cafe

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