Seeds of Doubt – A Quadrille
Seeds of Doubt
When did he stop listening
Once, everyone forgets
Twice, he’s losing it!
Daily, so it seems
He’s not listening at all
The sudden realization
something is wrong
Seeds of doubt germinate
Taking root, spreading
Faster than ink drying
on a divorce decree
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Merril is hosting Monday Quadrille at D'Verse Poets tonight.
She has prompted us with "Seed"
A Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words, excluding the title
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Wow! What an Awesome post!! Really loved this, Christine!!
Thanks dear Chuck. I hope you are well ☺️🌺💕
This is incredibly potent! It’s in our best interest to recognize those seeds sprouting .. before things get out of hand. 💝💝
Yes before they turn into choking weeds! Thanks Sanaa ☺️
When you cease to listen the end is near.
Seeds of doubt … the first few lines of this poem reminded me of dementia … until I realized exactly where “you were” well done!
Yes, someone else said that too. I wasn’t thinking dementia but I understand how it could apply. At least the first part of the quadrille. Thanks so much Helen ☺️🌺
Out of the box and sobering approach to the challenge. Sad but true and very well written.
Wonderful Quadrille Christine, well written!
Thank you Rob. I really appreciate that. It’s hard to condense it all sometimes isn’t it?
I guess we should listen to those seeds of doubt. Excellent!
It’s out intuition kicking in 😉 Thanks so much Merril
Yes, you’re right.
Wow – the plot went south fast in this one, Christine. You’re very good at making me feel sad with your poetry.
It is definitely not intentional David ☺️ My poetry is just an awareness and acknowledging what some people experience.
This is a sad one, but expressed beautifully! ✨
Thank you Rachael ☺️
This is painful, Christine. I was transported back to 37 years ago and clear memories of those seeds of doubt.
Yes, we can all relate as those seed of doubt come from our gut instinct which is usually reliable. 😢
A sad situation but those seeds of doubt often grow with good reason!
Thanks Ingrid. Yes, easily fertilized 😟
Well written Christine. Doubt once created takes deep roots.
Isn’t that the truth. Then it grows like a weed 😦 Thanks Sadje
You’re welcome 😉
I feel the anxiety of the narrator here and the doubts spreading fear. Nice take on how fear germinates when we don’t address it properly and just confront it head on!
Thank you so much Tricia. ☺️
Hoping it’s dementia rather than deceit but neither one is good…
Yes, it could either way I guess 😕😦
Well done Christine! It is so important to recognize those seeds of doubt early!
Indeed Dwight! ☺️ Thank you!
You are welcome!
Oh dear! Seeds of doubt can be worrisome indeed!
Indeed they can Carol! Thanks for stopping by ☺️