Day: November 6, 2021

The Only Word You Know

You talk about him Like he’s the only word you know. And when I look at you both, I know you are so in love. Every love song you listen to, Is about him now. Never in your wildest dreams did you think He would change your favorite Taylor Swift album From RED to Lover. … Continue reading The Only Word You Know


Taboo Thoughts of you are taboo and do not belong in my head Yet there you live always in my mind, confusing unsettling, disturbing An apparition giving relief only when vanishing With the never-ending promise to return and haunt once more Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved Prompts Boo … Continue reading Taboo

Angry Dreamer

Envisioning breakup –past haunting possibility –she navigates uncertaintyan angry dreamer Tries to settle on truthbut with rage as filtershe processes and processesreaching no solid ground Love, she concludes,is beyond availabilityplans a solitary existenceuntil vulnerability caves again. (for Eugi’s Weekly prompt: haunting, and Reena’s Xploration challenge: filter.Image my own.)Angry Dreamer

“Just add three letters to Paris, and you have paradise.” — Jules Renard

Now that most countries are opening up after the pandemic, I had the honour of visiting one of my favourite cities. Paris is definitely one place that you never tire of visiting. Paris, France’s capital, is a major European city and a global centre for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed … Continue reading “Just add three letters to Paris, and you have paradise.” — Jules Renard

Carry Me Towards the Light

Image found here on Pinterest Will you come looking for me when I find myself lost in the darkness? Because there are times when I slip down deep into the abyss I hope you will be brave enough to climb down take my hand show me the way outand if I can’t stand please hold me tightand … Continue reading Carry Me Towards the Light


with borders closed in every direction dreaded missing Salem’s gruesome collection leapt upon my trusty broomstick across the ocean, giving borders the flick arrived in time for the autumn show joined the cavorting and careening flow natural beauty revellers and history plus tantalising mystery d’Verse, 44 words inc. ‘careen’, Lillian – inspired by Lillian’s post … Continue reading salem

Science Quote By Carl Sagan: “Might it be…”

Don’t let the quotes you love the most go into the forgotten corners of your mind! Use the notebooks I created and published on Amazon to keep your quotes together! PS: If my work is helping you in any way, check out my “Show Me Your Love!” page. Also, I created an Instagram page for … Continue reading Science Quote By Carl Sagan: “Might it be…”

The Empty Schoolhouse

“A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the student with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.” Horace Mann The Empty Schoolhouse With beautiful land for walking around or picnicking, Carillon Historical Park in Dayton, Ohio is not only a fun place to visit but also educational. There are several old … Continue reading The Empty Schoolhouse

Poetry: Selections from Mark Tulin/A Thin Slice of Anxiety

A big shoutout to Cody Sexton on his fine website–A Thin Slice of Anxiety–and for publishing my five poems. One of which is 1954 Black and White Photo printed below. The others are The Needle Jab, Fascist Wedding, Free Floating Anxiety, Disability of the Spirit. 1954 Black and White Photo, by Mark Tulin Dressed in … Continue reading Poetry: Selections from Mark Tulin/A Thin Slice of Anxiety

The Church in the Woods

One of my granddaughters has inherited my love of discovering and exploring unusual places. Not surprising really, when I think of some of the places we visited when she was small. So when she announced that she had found something that I had to see, her excitement rapidly transferred to me. Rather than wait for … Continue reading The Church in the Woods

#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge: #Poet’s Choice – My Room

My room is neat and cool where my soul gets attracted, experienced all emotionsright here. With her clean handkerchief she gently wiped his facetrust tells me to embracehis narrow path. This printstrengthens my faithin all the storms of life whenever feel low and lonelyin life. This post is part of Colleen’s Syllabic Challenge ⭐I tried … Continue reading #TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge: #Poet’s Choice – My Room

Poet’s Choice #Shardoma

nimbus beamsand confers with Zeuscalls NepheleHyades meetto provide relief from droughtwe revel in rain *** shrieking windcontinuous rainvying all night To outshinesilvery sky watches calmlyclouds mingle with poise  © Balroop Singh Thanks to Colleen Chesebro for Weekly Poetry Challenge. This week’s double Shardoma is inspired from windy rain. If you like poetry: click here to hear Magical … Continue reading Poet’s Choice #Shardoma


Light and darknessin a dance,feeling sweetnessin romance.Putting harshnessin a trance,removes distressfrom their stance. Light and darknessintertwine,bringing balanceby design.Paint the canvasgray defined.Softened hardnessmade divine. Light and darknessmerge as one,without protestall have won.Steady progresshas begun,shining brightnesslike the sun. – Grace Y. Estevez – ReddyMerger

The Open Door – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: Isma Noor “Look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else.” Tom Stoppard (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) The Open Door The open door completely reframed my sense of story, imagining a world beyond the fragile paralysis of this one, now I know what to look for in this muddled middle, something … Continue reading The Open Door – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Outings Part 1

It’s autumn and it’s about to rain – AGAIN. Maybe it’s just Hawklad’s Secondary School (11-16 age) but what happened to School Trips. Ok a Pandemic hasn’t helped but even before that kicked in, where are the school outings. At his last school they would go out once every term on a school trip. Always … Continue reading Outings Part 1