Flushed – A Quadrille

Flushed

The light
left her eyes
unnoticed
His indignation
was center stage
It no longer mattered
who was right
or wrong
A joust for power
Oxygen feeding
the fire of dysfunction
A lifetime of giving
her everything flushed
away in one push
of a button
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Mish is hosting D'Verse Poets
Monday Quadrille and has prompted
us with word 'Flush'

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

Go Dog Go Cafe  - Promote Yourself Monday

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  35 comments for “Flushed – A Quadrille

  1. April 20, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    “A joust for power” indeed. Powerful images here. Well done.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 24, 2020 at 12:05 am

      Thank you so much De Jackson 🙂 I enjoyed the prompt

  2. April 20, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    You squeezed the maximum power out of 44 words; wow. I liked /his indignation was center stage/ and /oxygen feeding the fire of dysfunction/.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 20, 2020 at 8:19 pm

      Why thank you kindly sir 🙂 I appreciate it very much Glenn and happy you enjoyed it.

  3. April 20, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Very intense.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 20, 2020 at 8:19 pm

      Thanks Sadje, I was feeling a little intense today 🙂👍

      • April 20, 2020 at 10:34 pm

        You’re welcome.

  4. April 20, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    A very intense moment of flushed anger and flushed history! Well done!

  5. April 20, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    It’s not healthy to keep all that in. . .

  6. April 20, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    Sometimes relationships are just that flushable. Dysfunction can only be tolerated for so long.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 20, 2020 at 8:22 pm

      You are so right Mish! Thanks for the funny prompt. I wonder when we will ever be able to buy TP again 😦

  7. gillena cox
    April 20, 2020 at 5:38 pm

    This is intense, bravo!!!
    Happy Monday

    Much💛love

    • Christine Bolton
      April 20, 2020 at 8:22 pm

      Thanks so much Gillena ☺️

  8. April 20, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    Good description of relationships with jousting for power and button pushing.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 20, 2020 at 8:23 pm

      Thanks Frank. Sometimes I feel like I am describing my life way too many times 🤣

  9. April 20, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    Beautiful! Loved the lines “A lifetime of giving / her everything flushed”

    • Christine Bolton
      April 20, 2020 at 8:23 pm

      Thanks so much Robin 🙂

  10. Beverly Crawford
    April 20, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    You covered a lot of territory in 44 short words. Well done! I liked “a lifetime of giving flushed away” … so often happens.

  11. April 20, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    Relationships are so hard sometimes! Wonderful poeml

    • Christine Bolton
      April 21, 2020 at 12:33 am

      Thanks so much Mary 🙂

  12. April 21, 2020 at 2:16 am

    this is one of those poems that deserves to be read again and again and again and again..

    • Christine Bolton
      April 21, 2020 at 2:35 pm

      Thank you so much! 😌 That means a lot to me 🥰

  13. April 21, 2020 at 5:28 am

    Oh dear, relationships should be partnerships, not jousts for power. The ending is shocking in its simplicity, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 21, 2020 at 2:34 pm

      Yes you’re so right Kim. Thanks so much 🙂

  14. April 21, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    Joust for power… too many times this seems to happpen

  15. April 21, 2020 at 5:26 pm

    Sometime it is best to just flush!

    • Christine Bolton
      April 21, 2020 at 7:01 pm

      Lol! Exactly 🤣

      • April 21, 2020 at 9:01 pm

        😉

  16. April 22, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    This is too good. Just noticed there is no Reblog button. Would have liked to share.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 22, 2020 at 1:05 pm

      You are very kind Rita. Thank you. Is the type of plan I have it does not allow for a reblog button. Oh well … you could always share the link I suppose. I appreciate your good words. 🥰

  17. April 22, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    Your blog title is one I live by.
    I enjoyed your poem.
    These words in particular create a clear picture.
    “His indignation
    was center stage”

    • Christine Bolton
      April 22, 2020 at 9:26 pm

      Thanks so much Ali. I really appreciate it ☺️💕

  18. April 24, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    Really powerful words, I like it!

    • Christine Bolton
      April 24, 2020 at 6:20 pm

      Thanks Christine! 🙂

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