He Says, She Says – A Sonnet

He Says, She Says – A Sonnet

’Tis the shard of glass you wield
That will slice into my dignity
Cutting me where flesh does not yield
Whenever you have the opportunity
I may have wronged you in the past
But sir, it was not intentional
Onerous aspersions I did not cast
Although my actions unconventional 
I provided you with an inch of suggestion
And you expropriated a mile of my generosity
A proposal in the form of a rhetorical question
Does not qualify you for any reciprocity
 
I say I love you, you say you love me more
We do not agree, and so we argue until evermore
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to D'Verse Poets Meeting at the Bar
Enjambment in Sonnets, Hosted by Jilly

Word Prompts

Shard

Onerous

Opportunity

Inch

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  27 comments for “He Says, She Says – A Sonnet

  1. January 17, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    Nice lines: “I provided you with an inch of suggestion
    And you expropriated a mile of my generosity”

    • Christine Bolton
      January 18, 2019 at 6:49 am

      Thank you Frank! I really appreciate it 🙂

  2. January 18, 2019 at 12:37 am

    An exceptional piece that I thoroughly enjoyed.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 18, 2019 at 6:49 am

      Thank you so much Ivor! 💕🙂

  3. January 18, 2019 at 1:39 am

    Brilliant.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 18, 2019 at 6:48 am

      Thank you so much! 🙂💕

      • January 18, 2019 at 6:50 am

        You’re welcome

  4. January 18, 2019 at 9:38 am

    Nicely done, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 18, 2019 at 9:50 am

      Thank you so much. I’m beginning to love Sonnets! Go figure 🙂

      • January 18, 2019 at 9:52 am

        I’m not quite there yet, lol.

  5. Christine Bolton
    January 18, 2019 at 9:53 am

    I’m OK as long as they don’t make me count syllables just yet! LOL 🙂

    • January 19, 2019 at 11:40 am

      Never count syllables… feel the 5 beats instead… then it’s much easier.

  6. January 18, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Very nice poem!

    • Christine Bolton
      January 18, 2019 at 10:03 am

      Thanks Irene! 🙂💕

  7. January 18, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    Wonderfully done! 😊💞

    • Christine Bolton
      January 18, 2019 at 3:35 pm

      Thanks you so much 🙂💕 I had fun with this one.

      • January 18, 2019 at 8:02 pm

        Great! My pleasure! ❤️

  8. January 18, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    Well done, Christine. Sonnets have recently become a fascination of mine.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 18, 2019 at 3:33 pm

      Thanks Joey. Yes, me too. I like trying something different 🙂

  9. Glenn Buttkus
    January 18, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    Sonnets can be fun–I went with humor on mine, but all the MTB prompts, working with classic forms, for me are adventures in word-smithing. My own free verse style gets tweaked as things appeal to me.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 18, 2019 at 3:33 pm

      Yes Glenn. I am enjoying this too. I regard as a challenge and it pushes me to wordsmith as you say! Thanks for reading 🙂 There is a lot to read this week isn’t there?

  10. January 18, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    You do this form so well! Glad you shared

    • Christine Bolton
      January 18, 2019 at 6:41 pm

      Thanks Jilly…I had fun 🙂

  11. January 19, 2019 at 11:41 am

    I can actually feel how they are in love with the challenge of hurling words at each others…

    • Christine Bolton
      January 19, 2019 at 11:49 am

      Yes quite a dysfunctional relationship! Thanks Bjorn 🙂

  12. February 4, 2019 at 11:12 am

    Enjoyed that.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 4, 2019 at 11:17 am

      Thank you!

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