Just Plain Silly – A Quadrille

Just Plain Silly

I can no longer
cut through
your noise
of trying
from effort
from failing
This is just silly
to terminate 
and leave behind
the fruitless
of this
Herculean task
so it may
cease to be
and rest in peace

Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Lillian is hosting Monday Quadrille at D’Verse Poets and has prompted us with “Silly”. Thank you Lillian for helping lighten up my somewhat moody poem to fit tonight’s challenge!

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

Image by Greg Reese from Pixabay 

  27 comments for “Just Plain Silly – A Quadrille

  1. May 5, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    Wow, Christine!!! So powerful!! There does come a time when things really do become silly and stupid and the time long past when things should have ended!! Loved this!!! Bellissimo, Christine, Bellissimo!!
    Chuck 😢🌹🌹

    • Christine Bolton
      May 5, 2020 at 8:33 pm

      I swear you are my number 1 fan Chuck! Thank you as always my friend ☺️💕

      • May 5, 2020 at 11:03 pm

        Well, Christine, that’s a good thing, isn’t it?? I like that idea!! I love your Daily Haiku and this one and some of the others like it. Don’t know if this is reality or just a conjuring?? Fabulous, either way. Hope you have a great week and stay safe, My Dear!!!
        xoxo 😊🌹🌹

      • Christine Bolton
        May 6, 2020 at 9:27 am

        You too Chuck 🥰

  2. May 5, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    You went in a completely different direction with this prompt, than most others but it works very well

  3. May 5, 2020 at 11:54 am

    Ah yes…..sometimes it is so hard to quit the trying, realizing “this is just plain silly.”
    An excellent take on the prompt!
    PS; LOVE the photo!

  4. May 5, 2020 at 10:38 am

    One of your Herculean Labors… you’ll always be a legend in my eyes 😉

    • Christine Bolton
      May 5, 2020 at 12:47 pm

      Lol 😂 We were both mythical this week!

      • May 5, 2020 at 12:48 pm

        Good connection – I didn’t even think about that! 😀 What’s on for next week??

      • Christine Bolton
        May 5, 2020 at 12:49 pm

        Hmmmm …. we’ll figure it out! 🙂👍

      • May 5, 2020 at 1:02 pm

        I might post about confusing love

  5. May 5, 2020 at 10:01 am

    Letting go when we are supposed to, very difficult to get the timing right

  6. May 5, 2020 at 5:35 am

    I like the use of alliteration to make the point, Christine: ‘tired of trying’. ‘frustrated from failing’, ‘time to terminate and ‘fruitless failures’ to name a few. It is a Herculean task, but a relief when it’s done.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 5, 2020 at 8:48 am

      Thank you Kim! 🙂 Alliteration can be fun!

  7. May 5, 2020 at 5:08 am

    lovely alliteration, fruitless failures!

    • Christine Bolton
      May 5, 2020 at 8:49 am

      Thanks Gina!

  8. May 4, 2020 at 11:37 pm

    It can be quite silly to continue in such a situation! Well said, Christine. 🙂❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      May 5, 2020 at 8:49 am

      Sometimes it is us who are being silly and not the situation 😦 Thanks Sadje! 🥰

      • May 5, 2020 at 1:47 pm

        Indeed! You are welcome. 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      May 5, 2020 at 8:50 am

      Oops sorry! I meant to say Punam, not Sadje 🤭💕

  9. May 4, 2020 at 10:45 pm

    Love the image.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 5, 2020 at 8:50 am

      Thanks Sadje 🙂💕

      • May 5, 2020 at 11:57 am


  10. May 4, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    I like the description of failing as being exhausted and frustrated.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 5, 2020 at 8:52 am

      Thanks Frank! 🙂

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