Born To Nag
The endless drone
Of someone who can nag
And nag again more
What pleasure I ask
Is in it for you
Watching me squirm from your verbal attack
Imprisoning me without a leeway
The endless drone
Of incessant k’vetch
I begin to dream
Of another life
Absent from your whine
Where I no longer hear what I’ve done wrong
Because you have been spirited away
Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
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Lisa is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight and has prompted us with some Halloween fun.
We are to write a poem, using the Duodora form if we wish, about a human
attribute that is particularly irritating to you. I particularly cannot bear
nagging in any form. I liked the idea of writing a Duodora (my first).
The Duodora is:
a quatorzain made up of 2 septets.
syllabic, 4/6/5/5/5/10/10 syllables per line.
rhymed Axxxxxb Axxxxxb L1 is repeated as a refrain that begins
the 2nd stanza. x is unrhymed.
Image by prettysleepy1 from Pixabay
Great poem! I like the second half especially. Nice work! 👏
Thanks Tracy ☺️💕
You’re very welcome!
You hit this one out of the park, making the form adapt to your tone! The “incessant k’vetch” – who hasn’t known it? And wanted to make the “drone” disappear.
Oh my gosh Dora , yes! It’s as bad as nagging 🤣
Good use of the form…..and I’m smiling as sometimes witches are called nags, hags, drones.
Oh I do hate a whiner….
thanks so much! Yes Lillian, whiner, nagger, complainer. They can drain the energy from you 😦
Good work on the form. The endless drone will drive me nuts too.
Thanks Grace. Show me one person that enjoys being nagged. They don’t exist!
the nag is spite the nag is right in my plight i take flight. great duodora i felt the nastiness
Thank you Sean. Yes! A person who nags, whines, complains can just drain the energy from you. 😕
Begone, endless drone. Pack you backsack of nags and take it elsewhere!
LOL Bev! I should have included those lines in the poem 🤣
A fabulous Duodora, Christine! I too despise those who nag. 💝💝
Yes, so draining Sanaa 😕
This is good, Christine! Nagging can be so infuriating.
Thanks Punam. I really hate it 😕
Cheers to your Duodora ~~~ it is great! The art is too.
Thanks Helen ☺️💕
Nagging is a bit like gossip: it achieves nothing and wounds all involved. A form of attempted manipulation or controlling behaviour. Well said, Christine!
Thank you Ingrid. I’m too old to be nagged 🤣 LOL
I think I was guilty of doing the nagging in the past, but things go easier when you stop trying to control others and work on yourself!
You are preaching to the choir Christine. I have little patience for nagging.
Indeed Ron! Who needs it? Just let people be I say 🤣
awesome poem christine! Well done <3
Thanks CA ☺️💕
It’s very irritating when someone nags constantly
Indeed! 😳 thanks Sadje ☺️💕
You aced the form Christine, I’d have to run away from such verbal abuse! Good luck with it 🙂
Lol! Thanks Kate 🤣
your most welcome Christine, good to connect again!
Yes Kate. Hope you’re well. I’m usually at D’Verse every week. See you there! ☺️💕
yes thanks, and you?
Yes Kate all is well at my end. Thank you 💕💕☺️
Christine, I like the image you chose to go with your duodora. I can see why someone who is being nagged would let their mind wander on to more pleasant things. Like eating delicious candy corn 🙂
Lol! I think there might even be death by nagging 🤣
A great poem Christine. Nagging is so irritating. You have shared it well!
It was a fun prompt from Lisa for sure! Thanks Dwight ☺️
Yes it was!