Slipstream – A Quadrille

Slipstream

Traveling together
World explorers
of ancient cities
and natural habitats
Experiencing life and
seeing mankind in his habitat
Wandering like clouds
Touching earth every so often
Hungry for more
Then came the day
when you became self-absorbed
and I was lost in your slipstream


Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
All Rights Reserved

De Jackson (AKA Whimsy Gizmo) is hosting Monday Quadrille
at D'Verse Poets.  Tonight she has prompted us with any form
of 'Stream'

A quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words excluding the title

  23 comments for “Slipstream – A Quadrille

  1. July 31, 2021 at 3:43 am

    You could have been writing about an episode from my life Christine ❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      July 31, 2021 at 7:26 am

      We may have spiraled in the same slipstream Ingrid 🥲

  2. July 27, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    So sorrowful when something so good becomes imbalanced. You reminded me of this Jethro Tull song:
    https://youtu.be/JnXjQ99rcok

  3. sanaarizvi
    July 27, 2021 at 3:10 pm

    “Slipstream,” is such a stunning, stunning addition to the prompt 😀 Beautiful work done, Christine 💝💝

  4. De Jackson
    July 27, 2021 at 1:54 pm

    Oooo! “Slipstream” is a wonderful addition to the possibilities for this Quadrille! Love it.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 27, 2021 at 8:08 pm

      Thanks De ☺️🌺

  5. July 27, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    Nicely done. I enjoyed reading it.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 27, 2021 at 8:14 pm

      Thanks a lot Bill ☺️

  6. Beverly Crawford
    July 27, 2021 at 1:18 pm

    Thank you for introducing slipstream. You used it brilliantly!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 27, 2021 at 8:14 pm

      Thank you Bev ☺️🌺💕

  7. July 27, 2021 at 11:47 am

    You nail this (sadly) not-uncommon phenomenon perfectly, CB. I’d bet that most of us have found ourselves in someone else’s backwash….Well done!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 27, 2021 at 8:15 pm

      Oh for sure Ron! Thanks so much ☺️

  8. July 27, 2021 at 11:37 am

    You’re really good at conveying sad situations, Christine 🙁 (the sad face is a compliment in this context!)

    <3
    David

    • Christine Bolton
      July 27, 2021 at 1:48 pm

      Thanks David! I’m happy it’s working ☺️😢

  9. July 27, 2021 at 11:36 am

    Losing a treasured travel companion … oh no!!!! Well done, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 27, 2021 at 1:48 pm

      Thank you Helen! ☺️💕

  10. July 27, 2021 at 6:54 am

    ❤️❤️❤️

  11. July 27, 2021 at 5:53 am

    a sad ending when the stream forks and takes couples in different directions

    • Christine Bolton
      July 27, 2021 at 8:21 am

      Yes! Thanks Laura ☺️💕

  12. July 27, 2021 at 5:21 am

    That last line….love what you did there!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 27, 2021 at 8:18 am

      Thanks Punam. I love the word slipstream! I’m happy I could use it ☺️💕

      • July 27, 2021 at 11:21 am

        It’s a lovely word. My pleasure. 😊

  13. July 26, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    How true Christine that when we become self absorbed, we lose the ability to enjoy the beauty of nature.

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