left her eyes
was center stage
It no longer mattered
who was right
A joust for power
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
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Really powerful words, I like it!
Thanks Christine! 🙂
Your blog title is one I live by.
I enjoyed your poem.
These words in particular create a clear picture.
was center stage”
Thanks so much Ali. I really appreciate it ☺️💕
This is too good. Just noticed there is no Reblog button. Would have liked to share.
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. 🥰
Sometime it is best to just flush!
Lol! Exactly 🤣
Joust for power… too many times this seems to happpen
Oh dear, relationships should be partnerships, not jousts for power. The ending is shocking in its simplicity, Christine.
Yes you’re so right Kim. Thanks so much 🙂
this is one of those poems that deserves to be read again and again and again and again..
Thank you so much! 😌 That means a lot to me 🥰
Relationships are so hard sometimes! Wonderful poeml
Thanks so much Mary 🙂
You covered a lot of territory in 44 short words. Well done! I liked “a lifetime of giving flushed away” … so often happens.
Beautiful! Loved the lines “A lifetime of giving / her everything flushed”
Thanks so much Robin 🙂
Good description of relationships with jousting for power and button pushing.
Thanks Frank. Sometimes I feel like I am describing my life way too many times 🤣
This is intense, bravo!!!
Thanks so much Gillena ☺️
Sometimes relationships are just that flushable. Dysfunction can only be tolerated for so long.
You are so right Mish! Thanks for the funny prompt. I wonder when we will ever be able to buy TP again 😦
It’s not healthy to keep all that in. . .
A very intense moment of flushed anger and flushed history! Well done!
Thanks Sadje, I was feeling a little intense today 🙂👍
You squeezed the maximum power out of 44 words; wow. I liked /his indignation was center stage/ and /oxygen feeding the fire of dysfunction/.
Why thank you kindly sir 🙂 I appreciate it very much Glenn and happy you enjoyed it.
“A joust for power” indeed. Powerful images here. Well done.
Thank you so much De Jackson 🙂 I enjoyed the prompt