Derailed – A Quadrille

Derailed

Fraught with anxiety
from your polarizing display
of how to sabotage this special day
My nerve endings are stretched
and entwined into an intricate
pattern of macrame-knotted pain
I am frozen in place and time
Numbingly shocked by the spectacle
I have just witnessed
 
 
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Mish is hosting Monday Quadrille at D'Verse Poets
and has prompted us with the word "knot" to be used any
which way we choose

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


Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

  22 comments for “Derailed – A Quadrille

  1. March 22, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    Colateral damage described in painful detail!

    • Christine Bolton
      March 23, 2021 at 8:53 am

      Thanks Lynn ☺️

  2. March 22, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    Very well expressed Christine

    • Christine Bolton
      March 23, 2021 at 8:54 am

      Thank you Sadje ☺️

      • March 23, 2021 at 10:25 am

        Always a pleasure

  3. March 23, 2021 at 1:04 am

    One forgets to ask – What is it that you saw, entangled in the beauty of words.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 23, 2021 at 8:59 am

      It was shocking behavior Reena 😦

      • March 23, 2021 at 10:58 am

        That is evident. Strength and power to you!

      • Christine Bolton
        March 23, 2021 at 9:37 pm

        Thanks Reena ☺️💕

  4. March 23, 2021 at 2:10 am

    nerve endings are stretched
    and entwined into an intricate
    pattern of macrame-knotted pain

    😭

    • Christine Bolton
      March 23, 2021 at 9:01 am

      Thanks David. I’m happy you liked my words!

  5. March 23, 2021 at 4:18 am

    A sterling metaphor, Christine:
    ‘My nerve endings are stretched
    and entwined into an intricate
    pattern of macrame-knotted pain’.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 23, 2021 at 9:01 am

      Thanks Kim. I really appreciate it ☺️

  6. March 23, 2021 at 7:34 am

    I certain felt that tension! Wonderful!

    • Christine Bolton
      March 23, 2021 at 9:01 am

      Thanks Susan! ☺️

    • Christine Bolton
      March 23, 2021 at 9:38 pm

      Thank you Susan ☺️💕

  7. March 23, 2021 at 9:43 am

    Stark and potent – really lays out the power of the felt response.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 23, 2021 at 9:37 pm

      Thank you Paul ☺️

  8. March 23, 2021 at 4:33 pm

    We have to witness so much… and alas it leaves scars

    • Christine Bolton
      March 23, 2021 at 9:30 pm

      Yes sometimes it’s hard to forget those moments 😔

  9. March 24, 2021 at 12:43 am

    I can think of so many scenarios that could have inspired these words.
    I really liked this…” entwined into an intricate pattern of macrame-knotted pain”

    • Christine Bolton
      March 24, 2021 at 9:01 am

      Thank you Mish. ☺️

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