Thanks For Nothing – A Sonnet

Thanks For Nothing

You didn’t just cause her pain
You hurt me in the process
You vowed to love each other
But you chose to digress

She suffered the pain you delivered
With her head held high
Always aware of her dignity
Ignoring your every lie

I was the fall-out of the war
You two battled every day
Truce was not in your vocabulary
Because you both wanted to slay
This child of yours cruelly cast off
Unable to penetrate your standoff
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

National Poetry Writing Month
Day 4 - April 4th

Todays Prompt from NaPoWriMo

Today, we’d like to challenge you to write your own sad poem,
but one that, like Teicher’s, achieves sadness through simplicity.
Playing with the sonnet form may help you – its very compactness
can compel you to be straightforward, using plain, small words.

Word Prompt - Cast Off

  14 comments for “Thanks For Nothing – A Sonnet

  1. April 5, 2019 at 6:54 am

    A very moving poem and a well written sonnet. A tricky form, excellently executed. 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      April 5, 2019 at 8:56 pm

      Thank you so much Kristian 💕🙂

  2. April 5, 2019 at 2:29 am

    So well done, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 5, 2019 at 8:57 pm

      Thank you dear Punam. These daily challenges are pushing me. You too?

      • April 6, 2019 at 3:39 pm

        You are welcome dear. Oh, they are pushing me too!

      • Christine Bolton
        April 6, 2019 at 7:43 pm

        Today I did one poem and it covered a multitude of prompts! 🙂

  3. April 4, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Excellent poem, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 4, 2019 at 9:09 pm

      Thanks Tracy! 🙂

  4. Christine Bolton
    April 4, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    Thank you Jason 🙂

  5. April 4, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    Ooh… this is intense… and sad.

  6. April 4, 2019 at 11:47 am

    Beautifully written. Kids are the ones who suffer the most.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 4, 2019 at 11:58 am

      Thank you Sadje. I can attest to that 😢

      • April 4, 2019 at 12:47 pm

        Yes, so can many others who are still kids or have grown up with scars.

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