Poetry Forum Areas

Introduce Yourself

New to PoetrySoup? Introduce yourself here. Tell us something about yourself.

Looking for a Poem

Can't find a poem you've read before? Looking for a poem for a special person or an occasion? Ask other member for help.

Writing Poetry

Ways to improve your poetry. Post your techniques, tips, and creative ideas how to write better.

High Critique

For poets who want unrestricted constructive criticism. This is NOT a vanity workshop. If you do not want your poem seriously critiqued, do not post here. Constructive criticism only. PLEASE Only Post One Poem a Day!!!

How do I...?

Ask PoetrySoup Members how to do something or find something on PoetrySoup.

Read Poems by Christine Van Brunt

Christine Van Brunt Avatar  Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below are poems written by poet Christine Van Brunt. Click the Next or Previous links below the poem to navigate between poems. Remember, Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth. Thank you.

List of ALL Christine Van Brunt poems

Best Christine Van Brunt Poems

+ Follow Poet

The poem(s) are below...


I bought the whole affair, the dominant "I should"
I watched while others flew off to their own distant wood.
I wore the chains, I wore the chains,
And in my eyes tears stood.

Driven from my bed, and by the Question wooed,
Might I soar off to my own dreams and still be good?
I wore the chains, I wore the chains,
And wondered if I could.

Copyright © Christine Van Brunt | Year Posted 2012

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment

  1. Date: 3/22/2012 12:52:00 PM

    I am stopping back today to see if you have continued to write and post new poetry Christine. I hope that you will continue with your writing. You have taken the first step~ ~to write and share. When you feel the need for inspiration read some of the other poetry here at PoetrySoup. It will help you. Love, Carol
  1. Date: 3/7/2012 2:54:00 PM

    one more note...Thanks for your positive comments regarding my poetry!
  1. Date: 3/7/2012 2:47:00 PM

    Hi Christy - I am so glad to see you post this poem. Very thought provoking, as always, because you are so introspective. Like the imagery here...Looking forward to reading more.
  1. Date: 3/7/2012 5:47:00 AM

    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Christine. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love, Carol
  1. Date: 3/7/2012 3:26:00 AM

    Lovely written Christine.Have a good day. - oxox hugs Anne-Lise