Bouquet of Barbed Wire – A Quadrille

Bouquet of Barbed Wire

She wears her
crown of brambles
as if it were
sackcloth and ashes
A bouquet of barbed wire
had been accepted
and was now her brand
The pain rests heavily
in her heart
Forgiveness for herself
an impossibility 
For her dignity
he had stolen

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

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

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


Image by Marek Studzinski from Pixabay 

  26 comments for “Bouquet of Barbed Wire – A Quadrille

  1. July 27, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    Beautiful, Christine 😎

    • Christine Bolton
      July 28, 2020 at 2:09 am

      Aww, thanks so much Jay ☺️

  2. July 27, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    So beautiful and powerful. <3

    • Christine Bolton
      July 28, 2020 at 2:09 am

      Thank you Lucy 🥰

  3. July 27, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    Beautiful poem!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 28, 2020 at 2:10 am

      Thanks Sadje ☺️

      • July 28, 2020 at 2:11 am

        You’re welcome 😉

  4. July 27, 2020 at 11:12 pm

    “crown of brambles” and “bouquet of barbed wire” …such amazing imagery! 💞

    • Christine Bolton
      July 28, 2020 at 2:10 am

      Thank you dear Punam. You are so sweet ☺️💕

      • July 28, 2020 at 2:53 am

        My pleasure, Christine. 😊💞

  5. July 28, 2020 at 1:52 am

    Amazing poem. 44 words wow.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 28, 2020 at 2:11 am

      Thank you so much ☺️

  6. July 28, 2020 at 4:14 am

    Well done Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 28, 2020 at 10:09 am

      Thanks Darnell! I appreciate it ☺️

  7. July 28, 2020 at 8:52 am

    I love ‘crown of brambles’ Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 28, 2020 at 10:10 am

      Thanks Linda ☺️

  8. Beverly Crawford
    July 28, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    Hopefully she will learn it’s HIS dignity that’s gone awry, hers is perfectly fine!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 2, 2020 at 2:38 pm

      Oh I found you in the spam box 😕 Yes! I agree with you Beverly ☺️

  9. July 28, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    Oh my, deeply moving and sombre😌

    • Christine Bolton
      July 28, 2020 at 11:29 pm

      Thanks Jude 🙂💕

  10. sanaarizvi
    July 28, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    This is deeply evocative, Christine! 🍇💝

    • Christine Bolton
      July 28, 2020 at 11:28 pm

      Thank you! I’m happy you liked it 😊

  11. July 29, 2020 at 5:45 am

    kaykuala

    Forgiveness for herself an impossibility
    For her dignity he had stolen

    The hurt must be overwhelming for one’s dignity to be compromised. Great lines Christine, like it!

    Hank

    • Christine Bolton
      July 29, 2020 at 9:34 am

      Thanks Hank, I appreciate it. Sadly many women fall foul to false promises 😕

  12. July 30, 2020 at 11:59 am

    Powerful! Enjoyed both reads. 🙂

  13. Christine Bolton
    July 30, 2020 at 11:54 pm

    Thanks Bill ☺️

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