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
A very moving poem and a well written sonnet. A tricky form, excellently executed. 🙂
Thank you so much Kristian 💕🙂
You’re welcome. 🙂
So well done, Christine.
Thank you dear Punam. These daily challenges are pushing me. You too?
You are welcome dear. Oh, they are pushing me too!
Today I did one poem and it covered a multitude of prompts! 🙂
Excellent poem, Christine.
Thanks Tracy! 🙂
Thank you Jason 🙂
Ooh… this is intense… and sad.
Beautifully written. Kids are the ones who suffer the most.
Thank you Sadje. I can attest to that 😢
Yes, so can many others who are still kids or have grown up with scars.