My nerves were
so tightly wound
one sound of dissention
would make me jump
from my shivering skin
Your words, as always
hateful and cruel
were like salt poured
in an open wound
Stinging and painful
Fearing the worst
I escape before
Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
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Lillian is hosting Monday Quadrille at D'Verse Poets tonight
She has prompted us with Homographs. A word that, although spelled
the same, has two different meanings depending on how it is spoken.
The word she has asked us to use is "Wound". We can use it once
or twice showing both meanings.
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This was awesome! I loved it! <3
Thank you so much ☺️💕🌺
The words and wounds are painful. Escaping may be the best outcome.
Have a good weekend.
Thank you Grace. Escape cannot come soon enough for some. Have a good weekend too!💝
This sounds so toxic… better to leave
Yes, she should 😕
This is gorgeously poignant. I agree, it’s better to leave before one is about to snap.. too much negativity can take a toll on the mind. 💝💝
Yes it does Sanaa. I need to get away from this depressing poetry! ☺️
It sounds like you made good your escape just in time! Being around a person who rubs salt into wounds is toxic.
Great Quadrille, Christine ~~~~~
Thank you Helen ☺️💕
Thank you so much Helen ☺️
I’m glad she left. I could feel her about to snap!
Yes Merril 😳 it might not have been pretty 😦 Thanks for reading ☺️💕
You’re very welcome!😀
Excellent use of the homographic pair. Oh yes….sometimes it is best to simply leave the room, the situation, walk away to protect ourselves from the coming hurt. A very good write for the prompt!
Thank you Lillian ☺️
Very descriptive and to the point- and relatable to me on a personal level!
Thank you Markie. It is too familiar to many of us, sadly 😢
😔 Christine 😔
I seem to be writing a lot of sad poems lately don’t I ? 😞 oh dear 😕
yeah – I’ve picked up on that trend…
It happens to all of us I guess. Need to get out in nature for some inspiration ☺️ 🌞 ⛅️ 🌳🦅
well I recently wrote a poem about a divorced man, and that was totally spontaneous – I’ve never been divorced, and I hope not to be!
I think that’s wonderful as many can relate to your words whether you were divorced or not. Who m it’s where our words come from sometimes. It’s like we are channeling someone else ☺️
Thank you! ☺️
Very evocative poem Christine
Thank you my dear Sadje ☺️💕
You’re welcome 😉
Beautiful poem 🙂
Thank you! ☺️
I’m glad she made the choice to leave. There would never be a happy ending, but at least she’s alive and able to begin again…
Thanks Lisa. She has choices ☺️
Good response to this prompt. “Nerves tightly wound” and “salt in a wound” certainly work together in this poem. Painful.
Thank you Susan ☺️
Very well done Christine. Living with nerves wound tight is not way to live.
This is very well done! A poem of wisdom!
Thank you so much Dwight. This woman knows what to do! ☺️
Yes for sure!
Oh my this poem stings. Nicely done.
Thanks Maria ☺️