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Whitewater

Whitewater

Listening to
the gentle sound
of water trickling
over rocks
Going in different 
directions
Every bump
Every twist
and turn
Slowly
Quickly
Forever changing
its course
as the stones
wear down
with age
 
Today 
the river
smelled of him
Reminding her
of their life
He had taken her
through whitewater 
Gasping for air
at every bump
Reaching heights
only to splash
hard on the down
Exhilarating 
Backbreaking 
Numbing
 
The bare trees
Now stripped of
their leaves
Naked and alone
Waiting for new
growth
She understood
as she struggled
to maintain
dignity in the
aftermath
of his
raging rapids
She waits
In a holding
pattern
 

 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to:
Sue Vincent's weekly write/photo challenge
 

River

River

You have bathed me
Soothed me
Drank my tears 
and carried me away
on your fierce current
You have given me
your frozen surface
so I might skate
in the moonlight 
Your magical
existence
changes colors
with the sun
From morning
golden pond
to shimmering
diamonds
as twilight
claims the day
~~~~~~~~~~~~
I am deep
like my sometimes
still waters
Beneath my surface
in its dark mystery
live creatures
you never see
and plants that 
need no light
from the sun
Replenished
by constant
heavy rains
I sometimes
swell to my limits
and crest
Breaking my banks
and then
I am not loved


Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Amaya is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight
and she has prompted us as follows:
Tonight, I challenge you to a two-part prompt.
Write a poem using apostrophe, and you can

name your object/recipient, or choose to be more
cryptic than declaring, “O Love…” for instance.
This part is optional, or you can skip the first

part and just share this portion. Write a
response from the perspective of your
object/recipient, which will in essence also
use apostrophe.

Word Prompts

Word of the Day - Twilight
Go Dog Go Cafe - River (Christine Ray's
Daily writing Prompt)

Image by Pexels from Pixabay 

Song Lyric Sunday – River

Jim Adams is again hosting Song Lyric Sunday and his prompt this week is “River/Stream/Brook”. Many, many, many to choose from but I went straight to a favorite by Joni Mitchell. Except that I chose the version from Herbie Hancock’s album entitled “River – The Joni Letters”. Here, Corinne Bailey Rae’s dreamy voice sings Joni Mitchell’s beautiful, poetic lyrics. I never get third of this song.

Other guest vocalists on River include Leonard Cohen, Tina Turner, Norah Jones, Luciana Souza and Joni Mitchell herself. It is a wonderful album which won the Grammy for Album of the Year in 2008. I hope you enjoy it!

Lyrics – River

It's coming on Christmas,
They're cutting down trees.
Putting up reindeer
Singing songs of joy and peace,
Oh, I wish I had a river I could skate away on
 
But it don't snow here,
Stays pretty green.
I'm gonna make a lot of money
Gonna quit this crazy scene.
Oh, I wish I had a river I could skate away on
 
I wish I had a river so long,
I would teach my feet to fly.
Oh, I wish I had a river I could skate away on

I made my baby cry.
She tried hard to help me,
She put me at ease.
She loved me so naughty,
made me weak in the knees.
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on
 
I'm so hard to handle,
I'm selfish and I'm sad.
Now I've gone and lost the best baby
That I've ever had.
Oh, I wish I had a river I could skate away on
 
I wish I had a river so long,
I would teach my feet to fly.
Oh, I wish I had a river I could skate away on

I made my baby say goodbye.
Say goodbye.
It's coming on Christmas,
They're cutting down trees.
Putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace,
Oh, I wish I had a river I could skate away on
 
Songwriters: Joni Mitchell
River lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Crazy Crow Music / Siquomb Music Publishing

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Go with the Flow

Go with the Flow

Love flows like the river
Meandering slowly
and raging rapidly 
Over life’s obstacles
Along the way attracting
insignificant annoyances
and heated arguments
Latching on like barnacles
 
In its wild torrent 
it will break your strength
and splinter hope
Leaving memories that sting
When it is calm and still
At its deepest point
That is where the love is strong
and this is where to cling
 
Unimportant disagreements
Never forgotten in the wake of pain
No longer instrumental
or helpful to your endeavor
Inconsequential debates
and endless contention
Meaningless now
Because love is forever
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Splinter

River

Instrumental

Memories

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