D.I.V.O.R.C.E – Poem of the Month – August 2022

D.I.V.O.R.C.E

I stare at the paper
The type as black
as my heart
Bold as my actions
I see my name and your name
but my eyes refuse to go further
The rest is a blurred mangle
of words and emotions
that delivered this decree


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De Jackson is hosting Monday Quadrille at D’Verse Poets
and she has prompted us with the word ‘Type’
A Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words excluding the title

  36 comments for “D.I.V.O.R.C.E – Poem of the Month – August 2022

  1. August 15, 2022 at 4:15 am

    blurr mangle of words… Beautiful eloquence.

  2. August 11, 2022 at 8:47 am

    I feel the emotion.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 12, 2022 at 6:28 pm

      Thank you Yvonne ☺️

    • Anonymous
      August 14, 2022 at 10:14 pm

      To the point. Direct. Real. Well written.

      • Christine Bolton
        August 15, 2022 at 12:46 am

        Thank you Anonymous ☺️

  3. August 10, 2022 at 5:44 am

    OoooOoooh… This is a harsh one, Christine, in terms of the subject matter – it’s so believable too… I hope never to have to experience this.

    Much love,
    David

    • Christine Bolton
      August 12, 2022 at 9:01 am

      Thanks David. I hope you never do. ❤️☺️

  4. August 9, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    Very difficult situation and you capture the mix of feelings one can experience, especially with ” blurred mangle
    of words and emotions”.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 10, 2022 at 8:59 am

      Thanks Mish. I appreciate it ☺️💕

  5. August 9, 2022 at 1:25 pm

    Christine, such an intense one! ❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      August 9, 2022 at 7:11 pm

      Thanks dear Punam ☺️❤️ Indeed!

      • August 10, 2022 at 11:11 am

        You are welcome. ❤️😊

  6. August 9, 2022 at 11:37 am

    Great way of expressing emotions❤

    • Christine Bolton
      August 12, 2022 at 9:02 am

      Thank you Laiba ☺️💕

      • August 12, 2022 at 10:30 am

        Welcome❤

  7. August 9, 2022 at 11:37 am

    Great way of expressing the emotions❤

    • Christine Bolton
      August 9, 2022 at 12:06 pm

      Thanks Laiba. The prompt word, Type, offered so many options to take, but I ended up with something relatable to many. Hope you are well. ☺️💕

      • August 9, 2022 at 4:49 pm

        Indeed this was much better.Welcome❤

  8. Jane Dougherty
    August 9, 2022 at 5:56 am

    Surprising use of the prompt word, and that’s good!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 9, 2022 at 9:12 am

      Thank you Jane. Much appreciated ☺️💕

  9. August 9, 2022 at 3:05 am

    Such a evocative poem Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 9, 2022 at 9:12 am

      Thank you Sadje ☺️💕

      • August 9, 2022 at 9:56 am

        You’re welcome

  10. August 8, 2022 at 11:32 pm

    A really intense poem. Yes, divorce can be hard. Really hard. You’ve captured that so well.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 9, 2022 at 9:11 am

      Thank you Nitin ☺️

  11. August 8, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    You nailed it!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 8, 2022 at 10:06 pm

      Thanks Carol! What ‘Type’ of nail do you think? LOL 🤣

  12. August 8, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    You can feel raw anguish pouring out of this one, Christine. Glad it’s fiction!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 8, 2022 at 10:07 pm

      Thanks Lisa. Yes it is fiction, although I spoke from experience! ❤️☺️

      • August 9, 2022 at 12:50 pm

        You’re very welcome <3

  13. Anonymous
    August 8, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    This poem packs a punch. intense and bold. Nicely done.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 8, 2022 at 10:08 pm

      Thank you Anonymous ☺️

  14. August 8, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    So well done. I have been there.
    Black. Bold. Mangled.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 8, 2022 at 7:52 pm

      Thanks De. Such a great prompt word! I went in so many directions before settling in this one. I guess I could relate 😧🤣

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