Seeds of Doubt – A Quadrille

Seeds of Doubt

When did he stop listening
she wondered
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

Image by Brigitte makes custom works from your photos, thanks a lot from Pixabay

  34 comments for “Seeds of Doubt – A Quadrille

  1. May 5, 2021 at 9:21 am

    Wow! What an Awesome post!! Really loved this, Christine!!

    • Christine Bolton
      May 5, 2021 at 9:50 am

      Thanks dear Chuck. I hope you are well ☺️🌺💕

  2. sanaarizvi
    May 4, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    This is incredibly potent! It’s in our best interest to recognize those seeds sprouting .. before things get out of hand. 💝💝

    • Christine Bolton
      May 4, 2021 at 9:08 pm

      Yes before they turn into choking weeds! Thanks Sanaa ☺️

  3. May 4, 2021 at 3:36 pm

    When you cease to listen the end is near.

  4. May 4, 2021 at 12:37 pm

    Seeds of doubt … the first few lines of this poem reminded me of dementia … until I realized exactly where “you were” well done!

    • Christine Bolton
      May 4, 2021 at 1:34 pm

      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 ☺️🌺

  5. Beverly Crawford
    May 4, 2021 at 11:44 am

    Out of the box and sobering approach to the challenge. Sad but true and very well written.

  6. May 4, 2021 at 10:20 am

    Wonderful Quadrille Christine, well written!

    • Christine Bolton
      May 4, 2021 at 11:38 am

      Thank you Rob. I really appreciate that. It’s hard to condense it all sometimes isn’t it?

  7. May 4, 2021 at 10:13 am

    I guess we should listen to those seeds of doubt. Excellent!

    • Christine Bolton
      May 4, 2021 at 11:40 am

      It’s out intuition kicking in 😉 Thanks so much Merril

      • May 4, 2021 at 11:52 am

        Yes, you’re right.

  8. May 4, 2021 at 5:49 am

    Wow – the plot went south fast in this one, Christine. You’re very good at making me feel sad with your poetry.


    • Christine Bolton
      May 4, 2021 at 8:37 am

      It is definitely not intentional David ☺️ My poetry is just an awareness and acknowledging what some people experience.

  9. May 4, 2021 at 3:23 am

    This is a sad one, but expressed beautifully! ✨

    • Christine Bolton
      May 4, 2021 at 8:39 am

      Thank you Rachael ☺️

  10. May 4, 2021 at 3:16 am

    This is painful, Christine. I was transported back to 37 years ago and clear memories of those seeds of doubt.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 4, 2021 at 8:41 am

      Yes, we can all relate as those seed of doubt come from our gut instinct which is usually reliable. 😢

  11. May 4, 2021 at 12:58 am

    A sad situation but those seeds of doubt often grow with good reason!

    • Christine Bolton
      May 4, 2021 at 8:43 am

      Thanks Ingrid. Yes, easily fertilized 😟

  12. May 3, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    Well written Christine. Doubt once created takes deep roots.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 4, 2021 at 12:02 am

      Isn’t that the truth. Then it grows like a weed 😦 Thanks Sadje

      • May 4, 2021 at 12:09 am

        You’re welcome 😉

  13. May 3, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    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!

    • Christine Bolton
      May 4, 2021 at 12:04 am

      Thank you so much Tricia. ☺️

  14. May 3, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    Hoping it’s dementia rather than deceit but neither one is good…

    • Christine Bolton
      May 3, 2021 at 11:16 pm

      Yes, it could either way I guess 😕😦

  15. May 3, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    Well done Christine! It is so important to recognize those seeds of doubt early!

    • Christine Bolton
      May 3, 2021 at 11:17 pm

      Indeed Dwight! ☺️ Thank you!

      • May 4, 2021 at 1:38 pm

        You are welcome!

  16. May 3, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    Oh dear! Seeds of doubt can be worrisome indeed!

    • Christine Bolton
      May 3, 2021 at 11:20 pm

      Indeed they can Carol! Thanks for stopping by ☺️

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