Blood Brothers – A Quadrille

Blood Brothers

My blood is your blood
Our tears flow together
in shared pain
Toiling together
our skin colors blend
in earth shades
from our different birthplaces
My brother
anger rises inside me
for I bear witness
to the last breath
as your life slips away
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In memory of George Floyd May 25, 2020

Linda from Charmed Chaos is hosting
Monday Quadrille at D'Verse Poets tonight
and has prompted us with the word Slip.

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

  39 comments for “Blood Brothers – A Quadrille

  1. June 1, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    Heartbreaking.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 1, 2020 at 10:56 pm

      Yes our hearts are still breaking 😢

      • June 1, 2020 at 11:45 pm

        🥺

  2. June 1, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    Nice line: “Our tears flow together”

    • Christine Bolton
      June 2, 2020 at 11:21 pm

      Thank you Frank 🙂

  3. June 2, 2020 at 12:00 am

    “anger rises inside me
    for I bear witness
    to the last breath
    as your life slips away”

    That’s powerful, sad, and beautiful all at the same time, Christine.

    May I share this on FB?

    • Christine Bolton
      June 2, 2020 at 8:05 am

      Thank you so much Felicia. Of course! I also wrote another post on Sunday, I’m not sure if you saw it. Let me know what you think please. I would appreciate your comments. ☺️

      • June 2, 2020 at 10:03 am

        I did see ‘Taking a Knee’ and even left it in my inbox because I wanted to comment on it – just been a crazy few days for me.

        Many thanks for allowing me to share your words with others. Much respect. 🙂

      • Christine Bolton
        June 2, 2020 at 1:12 pm

        Anytime Felicia and it is I who respect you my friend 🥰

  4. June 2, 2020 at 1:50 am

    Heart wrenching and beautiful, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 2, 2020 at 8:05 am

      Thank you Punam ☺️

      • June 2, 2020 at 8:14 am

        You are welcome, dear.

  5. June 2, 2020 at 5:01 am

    Beautiful and tragic, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 2, 2020 at 8:07 am

      Thank you Chris. I appreciate it ☺️

  6. June 2, 2020 at 10:27 am

    Much appreciated by all who read your words.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 2, 2020 at 1:11 pm

      Thank you my friend. This has affected me more than you know Darnell. I fear for this country. It is like living under a fascist regime. I hope everyone votes for change in November.

      • June 2, 2020 at 2:23 pm

        I bet most people will vote this time.

      • Christine Bolton
        June 2, 2020 at 10:11 pm

        Let’s hope so 🙂👍🤞

  7. June 2, 2020 at 11:53 am

    This is painfully beautiful.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 2, 2020 at 1:09 pm

      Thank you Linda ☺️

  8. June 2, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    This speaks the heartache and grief of murder.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 2, 2020 at 1:09 pm

      Thank you Paul. I am still working through this 😢

  9. June 3, 2020 at 4:32 am

    This is beautiful and inclusive, a lovely reminder that we are all one as human beings

    • Christine Bolton
      June 3, 2020 at 8:01 am

      Indeed we are. Biologically we are identical Jude 🥰

      • June 3, 2020 at 9:34 am

        Yes indeed, I agree 🌼

  10. sanaarizvi
    June 3, 2020 at 6:17 am

    Heart-wrenchingly beautiful!! ❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      June 3, 2020 at 8:02 am

      Thank you so much 🥰

  11. June 3, 2020 at 11:57 am

    Deep and heartfelt. (K)

    • Christine Bolton
      June 3, 2020 at 1:06 pm

      Thanks so much 🥰

  12. June 5, 2020 at 6:34 pm

    So true, oppressing one person – one group – demeans is all. Makes me feel the suffocating. Powerful and so sad.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 5, 2020 at 9:38 pm

      Thank you Lona 🥰

  13. June 5, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    Truthful, powerful poem. The ending is perfect . . . so tragic.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 5, 2020 at 9:38 pm

      Thank you. I’d like to think that George Floyd’s tragic murder that we witnessed will change our history for the better. It was the straw that broke the camel’s back for many, including me.

      • June 6, 2020 at 9:01 pm

        As the posters read, Enough is Enough!

  14. June 8, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    This is beautifully written and powerful with every word. Thanks for this. Love Joni

    • Christine Bolton
      October 19, 2020 at 9:40 am

      My apologies for not answering this comment sooner. I have only just seen it 😕 Thank you Joni. Have a wonderful day ☺️💕

      • October 19, 2020 at 11:38 am

        Oh no worries at all my friend a comment is never necessary but always enjoyed. You are most welcomed my friend. ❤️Joni

      • Christine Bolton
        October 19, 2020 at 6:56 pm

        Thanks again! ☺️

      • October 19, 2020 at 7:11 pm

        😘🤗

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: