Haiku As the door closes on another year, prepareto welcome the nextChristine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©
You’ll remain in a place that nobody could access,
In an emotion that nobody could understand.
I hope you’ve found peace despite the complicated love you gave,
And your strange ways of showing you cared.
You’ll remain in the hearts of everyone who ever knew you,
In a memory that nobody could erase.
You‘ll remain in my words,
In every tear and with each mention of your name.
“And I can’t help myself.
I just want all of you.”
All the thoughts in my head freeze up when you come into view. I’m caught off guard, you see. Because you are the most beautiful creature I’ve ever laid my eyes on. And I can’t help myself. I just want all of you. Right now. You can bring your honey and all your fire, but it won’t be enough. I will never tire of you. Together, we will set this world aflame. And we’ll only be beginning.
© Sarah Doughty
The time is now, so don’t keep me waiting.
Always has been and will be
A part of fine art
Note: The photographer Jerzy Gorecki noted, “This photo was created as a painting reference.”
As we connect across the globe, I am wondering what we are seeking to lift us as we evolve? There have been countless voices that have kept me going through tough days. Poems from past and present. I am grateful for each brave voice around the world that doesn’t give up. Each of us has a voice that matters. Now I am wondering how to use mine. I started this blog as an act of giving, of reaching out to others who may feel alone.
Thinking about the power of poetry made me curious as to which poems showed up with the most views this year on flashlight batteries. Here are the top three. All of these poems speak of love, hope and a need to believe in ourselves. I am wondering if this says anything about what people are looking for or needing to hear to move forward…
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