It Takes Two To Tango – A Quadrille

It Takes Two To Tango

A tango of emotions
in my heart 
My nervous system
runs on high alert
and my mind feels like
it was struck by lightning
Your magnetic force
is like rubbing against
sharp edges
of bad feelings
Revelations come
rushing in 
I have had enough

 
Copyright © 2020 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
All Rights Reserved

De Jackson is hosting Monday Quadrille
at D'Verse Poets tonight and has prompted
us with the word 'Magnet'

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

Image by Thomas Schroeder from Pixabay

  38 comments for “It Takes Two To Tango – A Quadrille

  1. October 19, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    life is a tango of emotions and that is normally were us poets find ourselfs.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 19, 2020 at 6:51 pm

      Ah…yes, so true ☺️

  2. October 19, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    Wow! Great.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 19, 2020 at 6:50 pm

      Thanks dear ☺️💕

      • October 19, 2020 at 7:47 pm

        Always a pleasure

  3. October 19, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    This is so visceral and vulnerable. Wow. Amazing writing, as always!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 19, 2020 at 6:50 pm

      You’re so sweet Lucy. Aww, thanks so much ☺️💕

  4. De Jackson
    October 19, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    A tangled tango of emotions, indeed. I have been there. You have described it well.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 19, 2020 at 11:09 pm

      Thanks De ☺️

  5. October 19, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    Some magnets come on too strong!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 19, 2020 at 11:09 pm

      Ha! Yes indeed they do ☺️

  6. October 19, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    Have to know when to walk/run away! Well described 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      October 19, 2020 at 11:10 pm

      Thank you Dora ☺️💕

  7. October 19, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    Tangled. Awesome.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 19, 2020 at 11:10 pm

      Thanks Ron ☺️

  8. October 19, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    Your magnetic force
    is like rubbing against
    sharp edges
    of bad feelings

    This says it all! The pain of cutting unwanted magnetism!
    Well done!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 19, 2020 at 11:11 pm

      Thank you so much Dwight! ☺️ I appreciate it

      • October 19, 2020 at 11:11 pm

        You are welcome!

  9. October 20, 2020 at 6:29 am

    Tangled magnetic force! Well written, Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 20, 2020 at 11:59 am

      Thanks Punam ☺️💕

      • October 21, 2020 at 2:04 am

        My pleasure, dear. 🥰

  10. October 20, 2020 at 6:38 am

    This is an energetic dance towards an inescapable conclusion: sometimes the dance becomes too much and we have to step aside.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 20, 2020 at 11:59 am

      Very well interpreted Ingrid. Time to change partners maybe? ☺️ Thanks so much.

  11. sanaarizvi
    October 20, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    This resonates deeply 💝 It’s certainly a tango of sorts as we seek to comprehend the emotions engulfing us from all sides. 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      October 20, 2020 at 10:44 pm

      Yes Sanaa. Complicated steps that can be dangerous if not executed properly, at least in the Argentine Tango! ☺️💕

  12. October 20, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    Wow! A really wonderful piece and the art is amazing too!!
    xoxo
    😊💕🌹😁

    • Christine Bolton
      October 20, 2020 at 10:42 pm

      Thanks so much Chuck! ☺️💕

      • October 21, 2020 at 3:43 pm

        My pleasure!! Loved it!
        😁💕🌹

  13. October 20, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    Oh my….this “twisted” for me. I thought it was going to be about positive passion….and then you end it
    “Your magnetic force
    is like rubbing against
    sharp edges
    of bad feelings
    Revelations come
    rushing in
    I have had enough”

    Like rubbing against sharp edges is the most visceral and damning for the relationship. Very glad to see the affirmative final line.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 20, 2020 at 10:41 pm

      Thank you Lillian. It’s the expression, “It takes two to tango” that infers there is something up ☺️

  14. October 20, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    From such abrasive magnetism only distancing helps.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 20, 2020 at 10:40 pm

      Yes, change partners perhaps ☺️

  15. October 20, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    rubbing against sharp edges of feelings — love it, so evocative. 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      October 20, 2020 at 10:39 pm

      Thanks so much 💕☺️

  16. October 26, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    These are great lines, Christine! I really enjoyed the tempo and force of it. 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      October 27, 2020 at 9:16 am

      Thanks so much Susi 🥰

      • October 27, 2020 at 10:27 am

        You are very welcome, Christine! 🙂

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