Fret Not

Fret Not

Please, love, fret no more
Crying will make it worse
If words of anger are spoken
It does not make a curse  
 
The air had been very heated
and emotions were running quite high
Hurtful things were conveyed
but your tears will eventually dry
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Kim, from Writing in North Norfolk, is hosting
Monday Quadrille at D'Verse Poets tonight.
She has prompted us with the word Fret which
can be a verb or a noun. I chose the verb.
A Quadrille is a poem with exactly 44 words
excluding the title.

  25 comments for “Fret Not

  1. June 17, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    I like the rhyming pattern in this piece. Nicely written quadrille.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 17, 2019 at 8:41 pm

      Thanks so much! 🙂💕

  2. June 17, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    This poem appealed to me. Loved the artwork. I am studying Creative Writing: Structures and Forms this study period as an elective for my degree and poetry will be covered as a topic and assessment option.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 17, 2019 at 8:39 pm

      Thank you! I’m so happy for you and your studies. Enjoy every minute! I love the Quadrille form. It is a useful form for something fun and lighthearted too. 🙂

      • June 18, 2019 at 1:03 am

        I do read your poetry even if I don’t comment it. I checked out your resources page for some inspiration. Many thanks.

      • Christine Bolton
        June 18, 2019 at 8:42 am

        Oh my pleasure! 🙂💕

  3. June 17, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    wonderful….really iNspirational

    • Christine Bolton
      June 18, 2019 at 8:51 am

      Thank you, as always. I appreciate it 🙂

  4. June 17, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    I agree this is a comforting, encouraging poem. ☺️

    • Christine Bolton
      June 18, 2019 at 8:50 am

      Thank you so much Crystal 🙂💕

  5. June 17, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    I love the way you have talked about the emotions without actually saying anything about specifics!

    • Christine Bolton
      June 18, 2019 at 8:48 am

      Thanks Sadke. In only 44 words there’s not much room left!! 🙂

      • June 18, 2019 at 12:10 pm

        Still it gets the message across!

  6. June 18, 2019 at 12:31 am

    Fret not…indeed…such a gentle rhythm to your words!❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      June 18, 2019 at 8:46 am

      Thanks so much Punam 🙂💕

  7. June 18, 2019 at 2:29 am

    Your Quadrille starts off quite Shakespearean, Christine, with ‘Please, love, fret no more’ and I like the gentle shift from tears and anger to the tears eventually drying, a glimmer of hope in a tear drop.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 18, 2019 at 8:41 am

      Thank so much Kim! 🙂

      • June 18, 2019 at 8:43 am

        🙂

  8. June 18, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    I think that once the tears have run dry it’s time to start anew.

  9. June 22, 2019 at 1:04 am

    Its a wonderful poem Christine, and it is a strong statement on resilience.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 22, 2019 at 9:14 am

      Thanks Rob. Yes…not much else we can do in some situations 🙂💕

  10. June 23, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    I really like this Christine. We hear a lot about sending out angry words that can’t be rescinded, but with a forgiving attitude, angry words do not have to be a curse, so true… and the gentle rhyming adds to the beautiful softness of the message.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 23, 2019 at 9:59 pm

      Thank you Lona. I really appreciate your kind words. Yes you are right. Angry words are just that. We are only human and sometimes we get it wrong. 😢❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      June 23, 2019 at 10:01 pm

      Than you Lona. I really appreciate your kind words. Yes we use angry words but we are only human and sometimes we get it wrong 😢❤️

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