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Way Up There

Way Up There

Looking through the window every morning
The sky, big and blue would call to me
It’s clarity and open expanse, a welcoming sight each day
Up there I would send my dreams to be carried on the wind
My deepest, secret wishes hidden from spying eyes 
Cloud cover keeping them for me in secrecy
Rain-filled cumulus would promise to send the curious running 
instead of staring up in wonder at the magnificence
The noise of thunder, always my friend, scaring others away
that I might dream alone of flying high above everything
Away, away, away from the sadness here below

Copyright © 2022 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
All Rights Reserved

Linda Lee Lyberg is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight.  D'Verse is celebrating its 
11 year anniversary. Linda has given us some quotes from her favorite movie,
Breakfast at Tiffany's based on the novel by Truman Capote. She has asked us
to write a poem of 11 lines using one of the quotes as inspitration.
I chose this one below, except I took another direction:

"It’s better to look at the sky than live there. Such an empty place; so vague. Just a country where the thunder goes.” 
― Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany's and Three Stories

Image by Dimitris Vetsikas from Pixabay 

Please … Just For One Day

close up photo of monarch butterfly on top of flower
Photo by Debadutta on Pexels.com

Please … Just For One Day

Butterfly fluttering
Impossible to hear
the delicate beauty
of the moment

But senses are touched
by the gentleness
of the vision

The imagination captured
and carried away
on those wings

Scattered thoughts
up in the air
bouncing from one flower
to another

Stopping but for a moment
before moving on
How freeing to not linger!

No time given to dwell
on tasks that bind us to reality
Released from duties
and obligations
weighing heavily

Oh please,
just for one day,
let me be a butterfly

Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
All Rights Reserved

Sanaa from A Dash Of Sunny is hosting Open Link Night, Live Edition at D'Verse Poets



Wishes that would
awaken a silent heart
Buoyancy of hopes
and dreams
once safely tethered
are now washed away
in your wake
Left vulnerable
and unsafe
Treading water
in the changing
climate of choppy seas
once hot with passion
Now chillingly cold 
as I am left
once more for
an emotional life raft

Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©


Awaken - RDP
Climate - FOWC

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