Saved from Extinction – A Quadrille

Saved from Extinction

Marriage saved
from extinction
after weeks of
not understanding
the distinction
between two people
with opposing views
Hurting each other
beyond belief  
the other must choose
Anger escalating
blinded with rage
until the coin drops
in the slot and
no more war to wage
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Linda from Charmed Chaos is hosting
D'Verse Poets Monday Quadrille tonight.
Her prompt word is Extinction.
A Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words
excluding the title.

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  22 comments for “Saved from Extinction – A Quadrille

  1. September 23, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    Great poem and message.

  2. September 24, 2019 at 2:13 am

    It so happens, that I was listening to this song, while I was reading your poem, so here goes.. !!
    https://youtu.be/FV7gw26T5V8

    • Christine Bolton
      September 24, 2019 at 7:35 am

      I like that song Ivor. 🙂 Yes, you’re right. It is also along the same lines of something else I’m working on too. Thanks so much for sharing it with me 💕

      • September 24, 2019 at 7:46 am

        Always my pleasure Christine

  3. September 24, 2019 at 9:41 am

    Well done! When opposites attract it takes a lot of compromise to make that coin drop!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 24, 2019 at 11:08 am

      Yes Dwight, when you ate young, you don’t know what you don’t know. When you are older you think you know it all !!! Such is life 🙂

  4. September 24, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Yes, painful learning, but when it is, extinction avoided, I love your construction Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 24, 2019 at 11:06 am

      Thank you Paul. Yes, sometimes you cannot see the wood for the trees 😔

  5. September 24, 2019 at 10:21 am

    I think sometimes people marry and don’t realize that marriage is a lot of work, compromise, and commitment. Well done!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 24, 2019 at 11:05 am

      Thanks Linda. That is certainly true! 🙂

  6. September 24, 2019 at 11:41 am

    Nice comparison of the end of a marriage with extinction.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 24, 2019 at 11:57 am

      Thanks Frank 🙂

  7. September 24, 2019 at 11:54 am

    You’ve put the experience of so many into words.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 24, 2019 at 11:56 am

      Thanks Crystal 🙂

  8. Rob Kistner
    September 24, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    Marriage is a slippery slope Christine, that requires careful ongoing climbing. Not all slopes are scalable.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 29, 2019 at 7:13 pm

      I found your comment in Spam Rob! Yes very well described. It is true, not all slopes are scalable 😔

  9. September 25, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    Sounds like things clicked into place 🙂 Nice quadrille, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 26, 2019 at 11:22 pm

      Thanks Lisa!! 🙂

      • September 27, 2019 at 12:07 am

        You are welcome, Christine!

  10. September 29, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    Why wage a war, when no one will win?

    • Christine Bolton
      September 29, 2019 at 7:11 pm

      It is human behavior. It happens and you work towards compromise.

  11. Christine Bolton
    September 29, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    It is human behavior. It happens and you work towards compromise.

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