Salt In The Wound – A Quadrille

Salt In The Wound

Fool me once
as the saying goes
shame on you
Fool me twice
then shame on me

What is this force
that pulls me to you
and I go willingly
without resistance
Defying sanity

When do I stop
Sprinkling salt
in my own wounds?



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De Jackson is out host at D'Verse tonight for Monday Quadrille.
The prompt for tonight is "Salt"  

  32 comments for “Salt In The Wound – A Quadrille

  1. February 23, 2022 at 2:11 am

    Ouch!

    • Christine Bolton
      February 23, 2022 at 10:35 am

      Yes a stinger 😦

  2. February 22, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    Wonderful poem

    • Christine Bolton
      February 23, 2022 at 12:22 am

      Thank you Chris ☺️

      • February 23, 2022 at 8:19 am

        You’re welcome😀

  3. February 22, 2022 at 3:13 pm

    Alas… so often we do the same mistake over and over.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 23, 2022 at 12:23 am

      We are human ☺️

  4. De Jackson
    February 22, 2022 at 1:32 pm

    Oh, those last lines are so powerful. I have done that. Oh, yes.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 23, 2022 at 12:24 am

      Many of us have done that De ☺️💕

  5. February 22, 2022 at 11:54 am

    I love what you have done with this one. We do it all too often it seems!

    • Christine Bolton
      February 22, 2022 at 2:27 pm

      Thank you so much Dwight. We are all guilty of it I suppose 😥

      • February 22, 2022 at 5:24 pm

        I think you are right!

  6. February 22, 2022 at 6:13 am

    I came Christine, I read, great work my friend — but I am not well. Be back soon.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 22, 2022 at 2:26 pm

      Sorry to hear your status Ron. I was hoping you were on the mend ❤️‍🩹

  7. February 22, 2022 at 5:36 am

    Sometimes we don’t ever stop, isn’t it, Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      March 1, 2022 at 8:41 am

      Yes, there are some things we can never accept and we end up hurting ourselves more. Thanks Punam ☺️💕

      • March 1, 2022 at 2:18 pm

        You are welcome, dear. ❤️

  8. February 22, 2022 at 5:19 am

    Oh, this can be a huge problem! How do we learn to stop doing that?

    • Christine Bolton
      March 1, 2022 at 8:40 am

      As humans I doubt we ever will 😥 Thanks Ingrid 💕

  9. Ain
    February 22, 2022 at 3:43 am

    Nicely done, but…ooooh that last stanza…….! That was brilliant..

    • Christine Bolton
      March 1, 2022 at 8:39 am

      Thank you Ain. So kind ☺️💕

  10. February 22, 2022 at 3:36 am

    oy vey, that’s rough… and yet so true to so many people…

    <3
    David

    • Christine Bolton
      March 1, 2022 at 8:38 am

      Thanks David ☺️💕

  11. February 22, 2022 at 1:23 am

    Good take Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 1, 2022 at 8:38 am

      Thank you Sadje ☺️❤️

      • March 1, 2022 at 9:30 am

        You’re welcome

  12. February 22, 2022 at 12:40 am

    Great poem Christine. One to ponder on.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 1, 2022 at 8:38 am

      Thank you so much. Hope you are well ☺️💕

      • March 2, 2022 at 12:49 am

        All good here in my part of the world Christine but we are really concerned about people caught up in the terrible floods in NSW and Queensland. Thankfully my family are all safe. Take care. Lynn.

      • Christine Bolton
        March 2, 2022 at 8:10 am

        Oh such horror everywhere in the world. It’s like the planet is saying ‘Stop this”. I’m happy your family is Ok Lynn. ☺️💕

  13. February 21, 2022 at 10:07 pm

    Very good! Read it through a few times to absorb the truth of it.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 21, 2022 at 11:06 pm

      Thanks Carol. I appreciate it ☺️

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