Imperfect Pair

Imperfect Pair

In the beginning
with love’s first blush
of giddy heartbeat
and butterfly stomach,
words full of shyness
and best behavior
are shared
No one else exists
In this euphoria-filled
magic kingdom for two
A single moment apart
Could send one
or the other reeling
into a cloud of self-doubt 
and suspicion
Is it really love you feel
or just infatuation?
You know that
without the other,
unbearable as it may seem,
absence makes
the heart grow fonder
and love grows
But when pixie dust settles
and the gilded rose fades
familiarity becomes
contemptuous
Separations inevitable
and wished for
More frequent and preferred
Talk is straight and deflowered
and before you can say
What happened?
It is out of sight and
out of mind


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

Merril is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight and she has prompted
us with 'Proverbs'. She points out that many are contradictory,
when you think about it.  We are to choose one or two and write
a poem using one or both.

My choices were:
Absence makes the heart grow fonder
Out of sight, out of mind

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

  24 comments for “Imperfect Pair

  1. July 30, 2021 at 9:16 am

    Two very interesting proverbs standing poles apart and yet they also go hand in hand when it comes to matters of the heart and the beginnings and endings of love affairs. Nice work! 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      July 30, 2021 at 12:35 pm

      Thank you Sunra ☺️ I find it so interesting that so many proverbs are poles apart. I think they just show us there are always two sides to everything 💕🌺

      • July 30, 2021 at 2:13 pm

        Truth 👌☀️

  2. July 29, 2021 at 10:34 am

    How true the contradiction, Christine! You picked the most appropriate. These are two most quoted in teenage years!

    Hank

    • Christine Bolton
      July 29, 2021 at 7:36 pm

      Thanks Hank ☺️ Ah yes, I remember those years well 😦💔

  3. July 29, 2021 at 7:12 am

    So true of love and many relationships–a “gilded flower” and then “Talk is straight and deflowered.” Excellent!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 29, 2021 at 8:47 am

      Thank you Merril ☺️

      • July 29, 2021 at 9:30 am

        You’re welcome! 💙

  4. sanaarizvi
    July 28, 2021 at 3:59 pm

    This is absolutely exquisite, Christine! Such strong use of language here especially; “Talk is straight and deflowered.”💝💝

    • Christine Bolton
      July 28, 2021 at 6:59 pm

      Thank you Sanaa. I really appreciate that ☺️💕🌺

  5. July 28, 2021 at 3:50 pm

    I’ve performed in that scenario often. Love cn, and should blossom without pixie dust.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 28, 2021 at 6:59 pm

      It certainly should Glenn. Thanks for stopping by ☺️🌺

  6. July 28, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    Love the force of both hitting each square in the face! Well done.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 28, 2021 at 6:58 pm

      Aww thanks Helen. I always thought proverbs were such a contradiction. In a weird way it encourages us to look at things from both sides ☺️💕🌺

  7. July 28, 2021 at 7:21 am

    Excellent reconstruction of multiple proverbs.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 28, 2021 at 9:29 am

      Thanks Ron! I really appreciate it ☺️

  8. July 28, 2021 at 6:19 am

    you have some lovely descriptions on this proverbial journey from new to cold love,
    “Talk is straight and deflowered” especially remarkable

    • Christine Bolton
      July 28, 2021 at 9:51 am

      Thanks Laura. I’m happy you liked it ☺️

  9. July 27, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    Wonderfully described trajectory of infatuation, Christine. I love this turn:
    “But when pixie dust settles
    and the gilded rose fades”

    • Christine Bolton
      July 27, 2021 at 11:54 pm

      Thanks Lisa! I’m happy you liked it ☺️💕

      • July 28, 2021 at 10:17 am

        You’re most welcome, Christine.

  10. July 27, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    This is so beautiful Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 27, 2021 at 11:54 pm

      Thanks Sadje ☺️🌺💕

      • July 27, 2021 at 11:58 pm

        You’re welcome ☺️

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