Day: October 17, 2021

Poetry For The Soul: The Black Swan

Poetry For The Soul: The Black Swan

Finding Love In Anotherland

The Black Swan

Darkling in the waters
Whose eyes bleed on a day
As only star shining
Brightly with the smiling sun
On a journey towards Love
Where another awaits its dream
To share a forever adventure
Into an endless light.

Loneliness is a nobody
When Darkling finds its way
Before the minds of men
Appears what seems like the Universe
While the night envy the black it owns
The day welcomes it with the light
Right where the might of its fight
Stays a brilliant show for other lives.

A mystery is preserved
When Darkling chooses to disappear
To where men can only play with guesses
As the moonlight will then entertain
The sudden hidden gotten rotten
Knowing Life awakes the greatest story
With the likes of the one in the dark
To remain a legend time live to tell.

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Drink The Water – A Quadrille

Drink The Water I heard the calling and came to you Knowing it was where I was meant to be Strange, unsettling, wanting to adapt I listened to your words and I drank in your water, deep into my being until it stoned me to my soul Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton – Poetry for … Continue reading Drink The Water – A Quadrille

RU Miseducated? – LOL

Well into my seventh decade on this planet, I have to say I am really disappointed with the miseducation of today’s young people. It’s really not an old person thing, so I probably should leave out the part about seven decades; it’s a today problem and one that affects all of us. A few years … Continue reading RU Miseducated? – LOL

Carving Out New Friends

Mr. and Mrs. J. Watson Webb I realize that most of us had to stem our woodcarving budgets to almost nothing under this economy. But back in 1946, when James Watson Webb and his fantastically-named wife, Electra (which is more fun to say than Alexa) sat down in their posh residence on the North Shore … Continue reading Carving Out New Friends

Clearing Up the Serotonin Hypothesis and Depression Confusion

Some people write off antidepressants as being useless because the serotonin hypothesis was wrong, while others insist they need antidepressants because they don’t have enough serotonin. There’s a lot of confusion about what the serotonin hypothesis was and what it meant, so this post will try to clear up some of that. A bit of … Continue reading Clearing Up the Serotonin Hypothesis and Depression Confusion

Collateral Kindness #poetry #earthweal

It was the dreaded news:nobody knew if you were coming backyet, in my heartI knew you weren’t. My mother. Whose hand would I hold now?Whose arms would comfort mein times of sorrow? Who would be my championand sing my praisein the faceof the entire, uncaring world? Out of the blackness of that coldOctober nightcame the … Continue reading Collateral Kindness #poetry #earthweal

Behind Vacant Eyes

“Understand me. I’m not like an ordinary world. I have my madness, I live in another dimension and I do not have time for things that have no soul.”  ― Charles Bukowski To the outer world she is gone- Bat-shit crazy, delusional, lostDefeated, lonesome, aloneHer heart concealed in hoarfrost But behind her black vacant eyes A teeming wilderness … Continue reading Behind Vacant Eyes

7 Collections ~ Part Three

I’m joining Becky in her October Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word Past. Look for #PastSquares. This month we’re travelling back in time in the western Queensland town of Miles and surrounds. We’ll explore the … Continue reading 7 Collections ~ Part Three

Hope Full (poem and dance)

Gifted with fabric and thread, she wasn’t just weaving material into museum-worthy displays, she was weaving a life transformed, stitched together with gold strands of hope, that she now wears like a majestic robe – wrapping her in the love, on others, she has generously bestowed. She is learning to step, to receive love and … Continue reading Hope Full (poem and dance)

Past Imperfect – #345

Evelyn: “What on earth are you doing in my apartment? And why are you holding my diaphragm case?” Inspector: “Is that what this is? I thought maybe you were collecting those little Jewish hats. But since we’re on the subject, why is this case encrusted with rhinestones?” Evelyn: “If you must know, I truly value … Continue reading Past Imperfect – #345


I’m lucky, thankful, and blessed to be his father. The previous post contained the subject line of, “Anyone?” The image was of Gavin about to turn a corner on an amusement‘ride’ for kids. Gavin loved it. In general, it was an obstacle course. We pulled Gavin from school this week and brought him to ourState’s … Continue reading Truth

Mausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc, Vietnam.

Mausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc. Hue, Vietnam. April 2018. The city of Hue really is a goldmine for those looking to wade deep into Vietnam’s historical waters. At the very least most visitors spend a half day exploring The Imperial City, once home to the country’s Nguyen emperors. If that doesn’t quite quench the thirst, … Continue reading Mausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc, Vietnam.

The Tips for Writers Collection

Dear blogger friends, and normal people, I’m up to my creative eyeballs with a new in-development film project, as well as doing background research for my in-progress Memoirs. So I’m on a weeklong blogging hiatus, of sorts. Meanwhile, may I suggest you visit my past series of posts: Tips for Writers ♥ MitchThe Tips for … Continue reading The Tips for Writers Collection

Born To Be Wise

“Owls are wise. They are careful and patient. Wisdom precludes boldness. That is why owls make poor heroes.”  —Patrick Rothfuss Oil Slick Owl – $75Shipping Included In US and Canada[wp_cart_button name=”Oil Slick Owl” price=”75.00″] Click here to see more owls. what was the wisest thing you have ever been told (by an owl or otherwise)? … Continue reading Born To Be Wise

Review of Two History Books: Fall 2021

I’m reviewing two history books…because Pastors also need a break!   Thomas E. Ricks.  Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom. New York, NY: Penguin Books, May 1, 2018. 352 pp. 5 out of 5 Purchase: Amazon A book on Churchill and Orwell?  Both men at first glance seems so different; so what does these two men have … Continue reading Review of Two History Books: Fall 2021