Born To Nag – A Duodora 

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

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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 

  41 comments for “Born To Nag – A Duodora 

  1. October 29, 2021 at 8:56 pm

    Great poem! I like the second half especially. Nice work! 👏

    • Christine Bolton
      October 29, 2021 at 11:14 pm

      Thanks Tracy ☺️💕

      • October 30, 2021 at 11:43 am

        You’re very welcome!

  2. October 29, 2021 at 1:31 pm

    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.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 29, 2021 at 7:27 pm

      Oh my gosh Dora , yes! It’s as bad as nagging 🤣

  3. October 28, 2021 at 3:33 pm

    Good use of the form…..and I’m smiling as sometimes witches are called nags, hags, drones.
    Oh I do hate a whiner….

    • Christine Bolton
      October 28, 2021 at 8:54 pm

      thanks so much! Yes Lillian, whiner, nagger, complainer. They can drain the energy from you 😦

  4. October 28, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    Good work on the form. The endless drone will drive me nuts too.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 28, 2021 at 8:55 pm

      Thanks Grace. Show me one person that enjoys being nagged. They don’t exist!

  5. October 28, 2021 at 1:51 am

    the nag is spite the nag is right in my plight i take flight. great duodora i felt the nastiness

    • Christine Bolton
      October 28, 2021 at 8:53 am

      Thank you Sean. Yes! A person who nags, whines, complains can just drain the energy from you. 😕

  6. Beverly Crawford
    October 27, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    Begone, endless drone. Pack you backsack of nags and take it elsewhere!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 27, 2021 at 8:38 pm

      LOL Bev! I should have included those lines in the poem 🤣

  7. sanaarizvi
    October 27, 2021 at 4:01 pm

    A fabulous Duodora, Christine! I too despise those who nag. 💝💝

    • Christine Bolton
      October 27, 2021 at 8:42 pm

      Yes, so draining Sanaa 😕

  8. October 27, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    This is good, Christine! Nagging can be so infuriating.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 27, 2021 at 8:44 pm

      Thanks Punam. I really hate it 😕

  9. October 27, 2021 at 11:06 am

    Cheers to your Duodora ~~~ it is great! The art is too.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 27, 2021 at 2:24 pm

      Thanks Helen ☺️💕

  10. October 27, 2021 at 8:12 am

    Nagging is a bit like gossip: it achieves nothing and wounds all involved. A form of attempted manipulation or controlling behaviour. Well said, Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 27, 2021 at 8:14 am

      Thank you Ingrid. I’m too old to be nagged 🤣 LOL

      • October 27, 2021 at 8:16 am

        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!

  11. October 27, 2021 at 5:34 am

    You are preaching to the choir Christine. I have little patience for nagging.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 27, 2021 at 8:16 am

      Indeed Ron! Who needs it? Just let people be I say 🤣

  12. October 27, 2021 at 5:00 am

    awesome poem christine! Well done <3

    • Christine Bolton
      October 27, 2021 at 8:17 am

      Thanks CA ☺️💕

  13. October 26, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    It’s very irritating when someone nags constantly

    • Christine Bolton
      October 27, 2021 at 12:08 am

      Indeed! 😳 thanks Sadje ☺️💕

      • October 27, 2021 at 1:39 am

        You’re welcome

  14. October 26, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    You aced the form Christine, I’d have to run away from such verbal abuse! Good luck with it 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      October 27, 2021 at 12:07 am

      Lol! Thanks Kate 🤣

      • October 27, 2021 at 1:06 am

        your most welcome Christine, good to connect again!

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

      Yes Kate. Hope you’re well. I’m usually at D’Verse every week. See you there! ☺️💕

      • October 27, 2021 at 4:56 pm

        yes thanks, and you?

      • Christine Bolton
        October 27, 2021 at 8:39 pm

        Yes Kate all is well at my end. Thank you 💕💕☺️

  15. October 26, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    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 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      October 26, 2021 at 10:59 pm

      Lol! I think there might even be death by nagging 🤣

      • October 27, 2021 at 12:35 pm


  16. October 26, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    A great poem Christine. Nagging is so irritating. You have shared it well!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 27, 2021 at 12:09 am

      It was a fun prompt from Lisa for sure! Thanks Dwight ☺️

      • October 27, 2021 at 9:31 am

        Yes it was!

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