Stolen – A Quadrille

Stolen

One day when I was not looking
it went missing
I always held it close
Protected it, guarded it
with care and attention
but then in a beat
it was gone
Taken from its hiding place
and without my knowledge
You stole my heart


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

De Jackson (aka Whimsy Gizmo) is hosting Monday Quadrille
at D'Verse Poets.  She has prompted us the the word 'Heart'

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

Photo by Belinda Fewings on Unsplash

  37 comments for “Stolen – A Quadrille

  1. August 25, 2021 at 3:44 pm

    I hope you could steal his…

    • Christine Bolton
      August 25, 2021 at 8:32 pm

      Yes! That would be perfect 😍

  2. August 24, 2021 at 5:32 pm

    I enjoyed your poem, Christine. Well done.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 24, 2021 at 9:52 pm

      Thanks Bill. really appreciate it ☺️

      • August 24, 2021 at 10:13 pm

        You’re welcome, Christine.

  3. August 24, 2021 at 2:41 pm

    “but then in a beat
    it was gone”

    It’s great when it happens that quickly!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 24, 2021 at 10:04 pm

      Yes Phillip. it’s like “What just happened?” Thanks for reading ❤️☺️

  4. De Jackson
    August 24, 2021 at 1:09 pm

    Awww. Yep. That does tend to happen! I LOVE the visual you’ve chosen with this. So cool.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 24, 2021 at 1:19 pm

      Thanks De. Super quadrille prompt! I love reading them all ❤️

  5. Beverly Crawford
    August 24, 2021 at 11:27 am

    Sos true. In unexpected moments it can happen. I know. It happened the first time I saw the face of my great granddaughter.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 24, 2021 at 1:18 pm

      Oh yes, it happened to me too when I saw my grandkids too. It was the same with my son. Bless them all ❤️🥰

  6. August 24, 2021 at 10:46 am

    This is incredibly sweet … a quadrille for every age, child thru senior.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 24, 2021 at 1:16 pm

      Thanks Helen. They say there is no timeline for love, so yes, child to senior ❤️

  7. August 24, 2021 at 9:14 am

    Great poem Christine. You are right it happens in an instant!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 24, 2021 at 1:15 pm

      Thank you Dwight. Yes, just like that ☺️❤️

  8. August 24, 2021 at 8:51 am

    Oh yes – sometimes this can happen when we are off guard! ❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      August 24, 2021 at 1:14 pm

      Thanks Ingrid ☺️❤️

  9. August 24, 2021 at 8:12 am

    Christine,

    then in a beat
    it was gone

    There’s something about this that makes me think of Shel Silverstein… very well done!

    Yours,
    David

  10. Vandana Sharma
    August 24, 2021 at 5:30 am

    A beautiful robbery!

  11. August 24, 2021 at 4:15 am

    Love this whimsical quadrille, Christine! ❤️🥰

  12. August 24, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Taken from its hiding place
    and without my knowledge
    You stole my heart

    The occasion can happen in dramatic circumstances all in good times! It leaves a wonderful feel Christine!

    Hank

  13. August 23, 2021 at 11:51 pm

    So powerful!

  14. August 23, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    Aww, lovely poem.

  15. August 23, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Like a thief in the night, it was stolen. I hope you’ve reconciled with that thief. What a lovely poem. thanks for sharing. Love it!

  16. Carol Congalton
    August 23, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    How lovely to have your heart stolen by someone!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 24, 2021 at 8:11 am

      Thank you Carol ❤️

  17. August 23, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    We’ll get the ‘Pink Panther’ to find your stolen heart ..

    • Christine Bolton
      August 24, 2021 at 8:10 am

      Thanks Ivor. Good idea! 🥰

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