Escalation

Escalation


The low hum of the air conditioner
was the only sound to be heard
He reclined on the bed, thoughts swirling
but the lines were blurred
 
Life had been full of possibilities
until that fateful night
He had loved her deeply
but she had been full of spite
 
His history needing an overwrite
He had run to clear his head
Events had escalated quickly
He feared he had left her dead
 
Bringing her a gift of flowers
She had thrown them in his face
Accusing him of infidelity
Her words out of place
 
He would never do such a thing
She had been ill advised
She screamed and ranted
And continued to chastise
 
His head exploding
from her volcanic eruption
He had pushed her away
Needing an abruption
 
Awkwardly she fell to the floor
In his fear, he had ran from there
Now In the stillness, a voice on a megaphone
“Come out with your hands in the air”
 
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Possibilities

Hum

Megaphone

Overwrite

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  23 comments for “Escalation

  1. February 5, 2019 at 9:52 am

    Your verses are brilliant! Bravo!
    P.S. On another note, I love the picture 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      February 5, 2019 at 9:53 am

      Thank you my dear friend 💕 Yes, he’s rather gorgeous isn’t he? 🙂

      • February 5, 2019 at 9:54 am

        He is 🙂 However, your poem is better.

      • Christine Bolton
        February 5, 2019 at 9:55 am

        🙂 Thank you!!

      • February 5, 2019 at 9:56 am

        You are welcome, dear!

      • February 5, 2019 at 10:49 am

        Not something anyone wants to hear shouted at them.

  2. February 5, 2019 at 9:52 am

    Oh goodness! It never goes well when things escalate. Well penned, Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      February 5, 2019 at 9:55 am

      For some reason that’s all I could think of with prompt like Megaphone!! Yes, we should all take heed and not let things escalate 🤭

      • February 5, 2019 at 9:56 am

        It was close to reality. The guy in the pic is a cutie, too bad he blew it!!😊

      • Christine Bolton
        February 5, 2019 at 9:58 am

        Yes, a cutie 🙂

      • February 5, 2019 at 9:58 am

        😊

  3. February 5, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Wow.. Brilliant!

    • Christine Bolton
      February 5, 2019 at 11:31 am

      Thanks so much 🙂

  4. February 5, 2019 at 10:05 am

    A woeful tale of love! Very well written.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 5, 2019 at 11:30 am

      Thank you my dear 💕🙂

      • February 5, 2019 at 11:51 am

        You are welcome 🙏

  5. February 5, 2019 at 10:50 am

    Oops. My comment appears in the wrong place. Oh well.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 5, 2019 at 11:29 am

      Lol! It happens 🙂

  6. February 5, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    Enjoyed this.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 5, 2019 at 4:50 pm

      Great! Thanks so much 🙂

  7. February 5, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    that end was good!

    • Christine Bolton
      February 5, 2019 at 4:36 pm

      Thanks Gina! 🙂💕 What else do you do with a prompt like megaphone!

      • February 5, 2019 at 4:41 pm

        exactly! you did this really well

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