Telling Lies – A Quadrille

Telling Lies

What lies she tells
that narcissistic witch
Stories too tall
for truth
Inflating her ego
Grabbing
needed attention
without which
she is nothing
My eavesdropping
confirms what
I already know
But the listeners
are too gullible
to understand
there is nothing there
to believe



Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © 

Kim is hosting Monday Quadrille at D’Verse Poets
and has prompted us with “Eavesdropping”

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

  32 comments for “Telling Lies – A Quadrille

  1. September 7, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    Sounds like my old boss, but it was a “he.” You socked it to her in this, Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 7, 2020 at 8:52 pm

      Thanks Lisa. This was based on a gal I used to work with. It was pretty bad for many there.

  2. September 7, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    What a façade, eh?

    • Christine Bolton
      September 7, 2020 at 8:53 pm

      Oh yes Ron. It was pretty pathetic.

  3. September 7, 2020 at 8:28 pm

    Beware of liars! I always take things on the internet with a grain of salt (or disbelief).

    • Christine Bolton
      September 7, 2020 at 8:55 pm

      As it should be Grace ☺️ I think most of us can tell when a person is lying which made my story so farcical.

      • Sakura Kenata
        September 8, 2020 at 1:44 am

        Those narcissists! Such horrible people.

      • Christine Bolton
        September 8, 2020 at 9:35 am

        Yes! We have one running our country right now 😡

  4. September 7, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    I can’t help but think of Nancy Pelosi…sorry!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 7, 2020 at 8:57 pm

      This was definitely not a description of Nancy Pelosi Lynn!! You are entitled to your opinion of course ☺️💕 Thanks for reading.

      • September 8, 2020 at 10:49 am

        Thanks for the laugh, Christine!

  5. sanaarizvi
    September 7, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    There is always that one person isn’t there? You paint a vivid image, Christine 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      September 7, 2020 at 9:56 pm

      Thank you Sanaa. It’s a true story! 😕

  6. September 7, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    Do I know her? Very good poem.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 7, 2020 at 9:55 pm

      Thanks Sadje ☺️💕

      • September 8, 2020 at 12:17 am

        You’re welcome 😇

  7. September 7, 2020 at 11:37 pm

    Unfortunately I have worked with someone like this as well – your words immediately brought her to mind. I think the polite term for such a person is a ‘shit-stirrer!’

    • Christine Bolton
      September 8, 2020 at 9:37 am

      Exactly Ingrid! Then they turn around and say “It wasn’t me”. 😕

      • September 8, 2020 at 10:03 am

        That’s the one!

  8. September 8, 2020 at 3:42 am

    So well described, Christine, I wanted to give her a piece of my mind! I’ve come across this kind of attention-grabber several times in my life. You can’t say anything to anyone, though, as they never believe you.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 8, 2020 at 9:31 am

      Yes Kim, the gullible minority 😕 Thank you 😊

  9. Beverly Crawford
    September 8, 2020 at 11:09 am

    So difficult to work with someone like that. Glad you had a chance to vent!!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 8, 2020 at 5:39 pm

      It was a while ago now and she finally burnt all her bridges and left under a cloud 😕

  10. September 8, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    Nicely done! Love the Pinocchio picture!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 8, 2020 at 5:39 pm

      Thanks Dwight! Reminded me if Captain Bonespurs! Lol 🤣

  11. September 8, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    Love this Christine, although I would have written witch with a “B” ☺️

    • Christine Bolton
      September 8, 2020 at 5:40 pm

      Lol 🤣 yes I thought about it!!!

      • September 8, 2020 at 5:42 pm

        I get it. Keep it PG… most of the time. 🤗

  12. September 8, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    Liars has a way of poisoning the world I think

    • Christine Bolton
      September 8, 2020 at 5:42 pm

      Yes – they are the poison 😕

  13. September 10, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    Easy clues to that liar!

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