Bad Apple

Bad Apple

My instincts
screamed at me
but I chose
not to listen
You,
opinionated
and arrogant 
Rubbing me
the wrong way
but charming
and smooth
with an 
engaging
charm
I turned a blind eye 
Telling myself 
the positives 
outweighed
the negatives
But a bad apple
poisons the barrel
and we died
a slow and painful
death
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Anmol, alias HA, is hosting D'Verse Poets
tonight and has prompted us with writing
about an apple.

Word Prompt
Smooth - RDP

Image by Bill Kasman from Pixabay 

  29 comments for “Bad Apple

  1. March 3, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    Wow! Good one and a message to listen to one’s instincts.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 3, 2020 at 10:08 pm

      Yes, that’s for sure! 🙂💕

      • March 3, 2020 at 10:10 pm

        👍👍👍

  2. March 3, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    So sad when relationships go bad. He probably had a worm in him too!

    • Christine Bolton
      March 3, 2020 at 11:06 pm

      Oh definitely Dwight! 🙂

  3. March 3, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    Very well done. Love the analogy!

    • Christine Bolton
      March 3, 2020 at 11:07 pm

      Than you Dwight! It was the first thing that came into my mind so I went with it 🙂

      • March 3, 2020 at 11:31 pm

        Well done Christine!

      • Christine Bolton
        March 4, 2020 at 7:45 am

        Thank you!

  4. March 3, 2020 at 10:53 pm

    Good advice to avoid the bad apples.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 3, 2020 at 11:07 pm

      Yes Frank! Don’t even bother with the bruised ones 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      March 4, 2020 at 7:47 am

      Trouble is you don’t know some of them are until you bite into them! 🤮

  5. March 4, 2020 at 7:23 am

    i liked Dwight’s reference to a worm inside, so the apple wasn’t bad on it’s own, something foreign made it turn bad. your poem is wonderful Christine, so many facets to it!

    • Christine Bolton
      March 4, 2020 at 7:45 am

      Thank you Gina. Yes, a bright shiny red apple but rotten to the core! 😕

      • March 4, 2020 at 7:47 am

        you really aced this one Christine!

  6. March 4, 2020 at 10:08 am

    Best removed, a cautionary tale of masks.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 4, 2020 at 12:22 pm

      Thanks Paul 🙂💕

  7. Beverly Crawford
    March 4, 2020 at 12:12 pm

    How often we go against our instincts and learn difficult lessons! Well written!

    • Christine Bolton
      March 4, 2020 at 12:24 pm

      Thanks Beverly! I appreciate it ☺️

  8. March 4, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    This is a powerful message. Follow your instincts. Throw away that bad apple before it makes you sick.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 4, 2020 at 2:04 pm

      Thanks Darnell. Sometimes it’s easier said than done 😕

  9. March 5, 2020 at 12:03 pm

    Oh! That sucks — the bad apple does spoil everything. Well penned!

    • Christine Bolton
      March 7, 2020 at 10:24 am

      Uh oh, you were in the spam box! Thanks Anmol 🙂

  10. March 5, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    You can nibble nibble nibble the delicious apple but eventually you will hit that worm 😉 The apple as metaphor here is so good, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 5, 2020 at 9:07 pm

      .. and that’s when you gag! Thanks Lisa 🥰

      • March 5, 2020 at 9:45 pm

        LMAO!

  11. March 6, 2020 at 9:22 am

    A tale of caution. I love it!

    • Christine Bolton
      March 6, 2020 at 7:36 pm

      Thank you so much. Yes … beware! 😊

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