Tag: stillness

Living in the Present

Living in the Present

In the stillness
of the morning
I see her again
The woman in black
Standing on the rocks
in silence
Staring at the sea
motionless
The breeze lifting
her hair and leaving it
to tousle about
her shoulders
Whenever I come
at this time she is there
Never acknowledging
my presence
Absorbed in her thoughts
and quietness
I smile nervously
but she looks through me
As if I were transparent
I speak but she does not hear
It was then I realized
I was looking at myself 
The woman in black 
was me
My head was always
in the future
instead of being in the present
I was mourning the
loss of something I would
never have
unless I started living
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Prompts

Sue Vincent's Write/Photo Challenge
OctPoWriMo - Silence
Nervous - WotD
Christine's Daily Writing Prompt
Go Dog Do Cafe - The Woman in Black

Stillness

Stillness


Finally, the oxygen
fills my head
and my breathing
settles
into its natural
rhythmic sound
 
The candle flickers
and eyes close
My brain slowly
calms
until I am at peace
where it is always found
 
Mind and body
in harmony
Outside world
closed off
Tranquility
all around
 
The stillness rejuvenates
body and soul
Clarity is the gift
to myself
for
I will not be bound
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to V.J's Weekly Challenge #32 - Stillness

Photo by bady qb on Unsplash
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