Veneer – A Quadrille

Veneer

Full of bluster
and confidence
but you were broken
when I found you
 
As I peeled away
the layers of
your thick veneer
beneath was
a wretched soul
 
Beaten and bruised
by life’s tragic sorrows
A product of your
environment
You took no prisoners
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Wish is hosting Monday Quadrille at
D'Verse Poets tonight and has prompted
us with the word 'Peel'

A quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words
excluding the title

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  24 comments for “Veneer – A Quadrille

  1. February 24, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    I like your description of a wretched soul beneath the thick veneer.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 24, 2020 at 9:50 pm

      Thank you Frank 🙂

  2. February 24, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    after all that peeling what a discovery Christine – a sorrowful quadrille

    • Christine Bolton
      February 25, 2020 at 7:10 am

      Thank you so much Gina ☺️

  3. February 24, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    Poignant!

    • Christine Bolton
      February 25, 2020 at 7:09 am

      Thank you 🙂

      • February 25, 2020 at 9:57 am

        A pleasure!

  4. February 25, 2020 at 2:42 am

    It takes years and a lot of battering to build up a thick veneer. I always suspect people of full of bluster and confidence have much to keep hidden away.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 25, 2020 at 7:09 am

      Yes, sadly that’s usually the case 😢 Thanks Kim 💕

  5. February 25, 2020 at 6:48 am

    What beatings that soul must have taken!

    • Christine Bolton
      February 25, 2020 at 7:06 am

      Yes, it’s sad isn’t it? 😢

      • February 25, 2020 at 8:03 am

        It is. You described it beautifully. 💞

  6. February 25, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    Happy to read this one… the question remains, can that wretched soul still be saved?

    • Christine Bolton
      February 25, 2020 at 5:22 pm

      It’s worth trying 🥰

      • February 25, 2020 at 6:23 pm

        Agreed. 🤓🙏👍🙌👍🙏🤓

  7. February 25, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    I think that over time the veneer make more damage than protecting.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 25, 2020 at 5:21 pm

      You have a good point. The veneer no longer peels away. Almost like a flower trying to grow through a tree

  8. February 26, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    Excellent. Powerful words… <3

    • Christine Bolton
      March 2, 2020 at 8:54 am

      I just found your comment in the spam box 😢 Thank you so much Colleen, I appreciate your kind words ☺️

      • March 2, 2020 at 9:00 am

        No worries. I have the same issues with comments in spam.

      • Christine Bolton
        March 2, 2020 at 11:52 am

        🥰 Have a great Monday Colleen

      • March 2, 2020 at 12:00 pm

        Thank you, Christine, you too. <3

  9. February 26, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    It’s sad that so many need the “veneer” to protect them. Perhaps if more people were understanding and empathetic, we would need less protective coating.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 27, 2020 at 7:59 am

      Yes! Sadly life has a way of beating us up

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