Nobody’s Fault

Nobody’s Fault

Shake the fading feelings from
Hands still refusing to let go
Forever remember lingering kisses
Cancel urges that no longer serve
All the while staying strong
Our only mistake was the taking of
Vows made in haste

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Laura us hosting D’Verse Poets tonight. She has prompted us as follows:

Choose ONE of the lines below and write a stanza(s) taking each word as the start of each successive line i.e. the first word begins the first line, the second begins the second and so on. Basically, we are taking the horizontal line and making it vertical- its vaguely acrostic and I’m not sure if this form has a given name.

Since there’s no help, come let us kiss and part
Shake hands for ever, cancel all our vows
By freezing passion at its blossoming
I guard her beauty clean from rust

Quail from your downward darting kiss

  28 comments for “Nobody’s Fault

  1. Margaret Schaff Bednar
    August 30, 2022 at 11:48 pm

    I like the imagery of hands not letting go…

    • Christine Bolton
      August 31, 2022 at 11:11 pm

      Thank you Margaret! ☺️🌺

  2. August 28, 2022 at 10:32 am

    Vows made in haste can be devastating… at the end it makes the parting harder.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 30, 2022 at 7:49 am

      Yes it does. Thank you

  3. August 27, 2022 at 7:25 am

    Powerful Christine. I think I find it hard to let go…in fact I cannot claim to have managed to do that.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 30, 2022 at 8:43 pm

      Yes! So hard to let go of something that was once precious.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 30, 2022 at 8:44 pm

      Thank you Mel ☺️💕

  4. August 26, 2022 at 5:08 pm


    • Christine Bolton
      August 27, 2022 at 3:35 pm

      Thank you Kyoko ☺️

  5. August 26, 2022 at 3:41 pm

    If a lesson is learned, can it be called a mistake? How else do we grow? Excellent poem.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 26, 2022 at 6:32 pm

      Probably Mary, but as you say, we learn from our mistakes. Thank goodness! Thanks so much ☺️💕

      • August 27, 2022 at 7:45 am

        Thank you Christine and forgive my momentary insanity!

      • Christine Bolton
        August 27, 2022 at 3:34 pm


      • Christine Bolton
        August 30, 2022 at 7:51 am

        I think thats all of us Mary! ☺️

  6. August 26, 2022 at 3:38 pm

    I like the suggestion it’s best to remember the best parts and walk away from each other in peace.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 30, 2022 at 8:45 pm

      Yes! It takes an enormous amount of strength to achieve that status, doesn’t it?

  7. August 26, 2022 at 12:59 pm

    A lot of story packed into these lines and I like the strong, enlightened voice that delivers it.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 30, 2022 at 8:46 pm

      Thank you so much Mish ☺️💕

  8. August 26, 2022 at 6:38 am

    Love is a beautiful journey not a speedy promise. Great message❤

    • Christine Bolton
      August 26, 2022 at 8:12 am

      Yes, we often make that mistake, don’t we? Thanks Laiba ☺️💕

      • August 26, 2022 at 3:27 pm

        Yup.We often make it…Welcome💞

    • August 28, 2022 at 1:38 pm

      Love does seem like a mistake sometimes. Sigh…
      Another heartfelt one, Christine. Love it. ❤️

      • August 28, 2022 at 2:02 pm

        Indeed !! You are right. But mistakes can be putted at a right place⭐💫

      • Christine Bolton
        August 30, 2022 at 7:48 am

        Thank you Punam ☺️❤️

      • August 30, 2022 at 3:33 pm

        You are welcome.

  9. August 25, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    Vows made in haste are usually a mistake. Love this poem.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 25, 2022 at 11:41 pm

      Thank you Sadje. I’m happy you liked it ☺️💕

      • August 26, 2022 at 1:03 am

        You’re most welcome

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