Out of the Groove – A Quadrille

Out of the Groove

Over time, with circumstances
pushing us in different directions, 
our groove has been smoothed out
We no longer fall into each other
Instead with our balance regained
we stand independently 
Me, strong without your weight
pulling me down
You, floundering because you never tried


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 with "Groove"  Any which way we want to use it.
A Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words, excluding the title.

  41 comments for “Out of the Groove – A Quadrille

  1. September 11, 2021 at 11:29 am

    I can read this again and again🏵️💖🔥 VERY AWSOME POST

    • Christine Bolton
      September 11, 2021 at 11:54 am

      Thanks so much! ☺️💕

  2. September 9, 2021 at 3:10 am

    This is a bit childish of me, but my reaction upon reading this is something to the effect of:

    Oh… SNAP!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 9, 2021 at 12:22 pm

      Yes David, the ending surprised a few readers! 😳🤣

  3. September 8, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    Very nice!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 8, 2021 at 9:01 pm

      Thanks Dwight ☺️

      • September 8, 2021 at 9:44 pm

        You are welcome!

  4. September 7, 2021 at 6:59 pm

    <3 I love this. Great ending.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 7, 2021 at 8:24 pm

      Thank you Kate ☺️💕

  5. September 7, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    Love that unexpected twist of the last line. Sadly, this is how it can go when we fall out of groove.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 7, 2021 at 8:26 pm

      Thanks Grace! Yes, such is life sometimes for many. 😢

  6. September 7, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    There’s power here in this realignment…..and independence much needed by the one….a falling away of the other’s influence.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 7, 2021 at 8:28 pm

      I am so happy I could get this into a little quadrille! Thank you Lillian ☺️❤️

  7. September 7, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    Regaining your independence is what it’s all about. Some can do it, others can’t

    • Christine Bolton
      September 7, 2021 at 8:32 pm

      Yes, this is true. It is not easy to achieve.

  8. September 7, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    OH how I loved the sweet wisdom / message in your Quadrille. Cheers.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 7, 2021 at 1:28 pm

      Thank you Helen ☺️💕

  9. September 7, 2021 at 12:12 pm

    I saw the word poignant used today. This poem of yours certainly is that. Well done.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 7, 2021 at 1:22 pm

      Thanks Bill. I appreciate it ☺️💕

      • September 7, 2021 at 1:23 pm

        You’re welcome, Christine.

      • Christine Bolton
        September 7, 2021 at 8:32 pm

        ☺️

  10. September 7, 2021 at 10:56 am

    A sad reality for many. May they get back into the groove soon. Thanks for sharing.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 7, 2021 at 1:22 pm

      Thanks Selma ☺️💕

  11. September 7, 2021 at 5:23 am

    Yes, out of the old groove.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 7, 2021 at 1:23 pm

      Yes Ron. Got to get groovy again! ☺️

  12. September 7, 2021 at 3:02 am

    Deep!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 7, 2021 at 1:24 pm

      Thanks Reena! ☺️💕

  13. September 7, 2021 at 2:12 am

    Great writing, Christine! You could write a book on this. ❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      September 7, 2021 at 1:24 pm

      Thanks Punam! Maybe so ☺️💕

      • September 7, 2021 at 1:26 pm

        My pleasure, dear. 😊❤️

  14. September 7, 2021 at 12:10 am

    I too did not see the ending coming, and then it hit… Man, goes to show how burdening others can make us feel that when we finally let go, we feel our strength coming back. Sad how this can represent many relationships in life. Beautifully and poignantly written, Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 7, 2021 at 1:26 pm

      Yes indeed Lucy. I’ve seen it and experienced it more than once. I always wonder how successful couples reach that happy medium (groove) and manage to stay there 😳
      Thanks so much for the lovely compliment ☺️❤️

  15. September 6, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    So much bio packed into so few (extremely well-delivered) lines. Mind blown.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 6, 2021 at 10:22 pm

      Thank you kindly Ron ☺️💕

  16. September 6, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    That is the truth of many relationships.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 6, 2021 at 10:22 pm

      Yes, that is so true Sadje 💕☺️

      • September 7, 2021 at 12:19 am

        👍👍

  17. De Jackson
    September 6, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    Oh, how deeply sad. This is well said.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 6, 2021 at 10:21 pm

      Thank De. Hopefully it will speak to some☺️💕

  18. September 6, 2021 at 7:58 pm

    I didn’t see that ending coming. Vivid imagery. Nicely done.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 6, 2021 at 10:20 pm

      Thank you Maria ☺️💕 It’s just the way it is sometimes.

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