Predator – A Quadrille

Predator – A Quadrille

The pattern I see
is pleasing
and some variations 
in color 
attractive to the eye
But do I trust
my judgement
accepting a gift
that stirs emotions
without
understanding why
For a leopard 
cannot change
its spots
No matter how hard
It might try
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

DeJackson, aka Whimsy Gizmo, is hosting
Monday Quadrille at D'Verse Poets tonight
and has prompted us with the word 'Stir'

Word Prompts:

Gift - Word of the Day
Trust - RDP
Promote Yourself Monday - Go Dog Go Cafe

Image by StockSnap from Pixabay 

  37 comments for “Predator – A Quadrille

  1. March 9, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    Indeed, caution and a clear eye is a good thing to have by.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 9, 2020 at 11:00 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂

  2. March 9, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    But do I trust
    my judgement
    accepting a gift
    that stirs emotions
    without
    understanding why

    I really like this. It has a lot to say to our choices.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 9, 2020 at 11:01 pm

      Yes Dwight! Love is blind 🙂

      • March 10, 2020 at 10:47 am

        Very much so!

  3. March 9, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    Interesting point.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 9, 2020 at 11:03 pm

      Yes Sadje. You never know what you get. ☺️

      • March 9, 2020 at 11:38 pm

        👍👍👍

  4. March 9, 2020 at 11:20 pm

    Very clever analogy, Christine. It takes some learning experiences to realize when that vibe is so strong it might be a warning!

    • Christine Bolton
      March 10, 2020 at 8:11 am

      Yes indeed it does Lisa. I have been hearing that expression since I was a child and it certainly has sharpened my instincts 🙂👍

  5. March 10, 2020 at 12:31 am

    wooooah!! that leopard analogy is hauntingly powerful!

    • Christine Bolton
      March 10, 2020 at 8:12 am

      Thanks! Yes … beware! 🙂

  6. March 10, 2020 at 12:59 am

    I wouldn’t want to get too close to the leopard although it is beautiful.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 10, 2020 at 8:13 am

      Exactly! It looks so beautiful hanging in a tree, but look out!

  7. March 10, 2020 at 1:03 am

    “accepting a gift
    that stirs emotions
    without
    understanding why”

    It happens so often, when we don’t know why eyes are moist, while looking at or hearing something. One needs to go backwards and find that connection.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 10, 2020 at 8:14 am

      Yes Reena! It is something much deeper that a moment of emotion ☺️💕

  8. March 10, 2020 at 2:45 am

    a nice take on the prompt, resonates with many 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      March 10, 2020 at 8:15 am

      It is sad isn’t it? We always want to see imagine something different than what is before our eyes. Thanks Kate 🙂

      • March 10, 2020 at 4:02 pm

        our delusions, our fantasies of how we wish things to be are often a huge leap from reality! That gap is what causes so much of our pain and suffering. Reality sucks but …

      • Christine Bolton
        March 10, 2020 at 9:18 pm

        Indeed Kate 🙂💕

  9. March 10, 2020 at 5:27 am

    Excellent analogy and so true! 🙂💞

    • Christine Bolton
      March 10, 2020 at 8:16 am

      Thank you dear Punam 🙂💕

      • March 10, 2020 at 8:52 am

        My pleasure, dear. 🙂

  10. March 10, 2020 at 6:43 am

    a gift received in our moment of weakness can be deadly, be careful, a leopard can never change its spots or even want to, its camouflage. you know your words stir me up! Amazing quadrille!

    • Christine Bolton
      March 10, 2020 at 8:17 am

      Thank you very much Gina. I’m happy you liked it. Yes, it is camouflage and it doesn’t change like the surroundings 🙂💕

      • March 10, 2020 at 8:20 am

        i did very much Christine

  11. March 10, 2020 at 9:14 am

    A risk indeed.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 10, 2020 at 9:27 pm

      Thanks Paul 🙂

  12. March 10, 2020 at 9:36 am

    Beautifully written, hope for the best is always in our nature so predators always have a window 😟

    • Christine Bolton
      March 10, 2020 at 9:26 pm

      Oh indeed they do Jude. It’s a ll our fault 😕🥰

      • March 11, 2020 at 1:46 am

        But we can’t always live in fear, because at the end we would not have lived

      • Christine Bolton
        March 11, 2020 at 7:17 am

        That’s right. We must be brave and grab life by the horns 💕

  13. March 10, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    Ah, yes. That wily old leopard. 😉

  14. March 10, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    But they are wonderful spots… when seen from a distance.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 10, 2020 at 9:18 pm

      Yes they are very beautiful.

  15. March 11, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    Aah, yes. Those spots are eternal. Take care!

    Pat

    • Christine Bolton
      March 11, 2020 at 10:23 pm

      Thanks so much Pat 🙂💕

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