Emboldened – A Quadrille


As much as he tried
she refused to waver
Oh so easy to sink back
into material comfort
Those things kept
the wolf from the door
but starved the brain
of nourishment
Emboldened, and with
a shake of the head,
she never looked back

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De is hosting Monday Quadrille at D’Verse Poets.
Her prompt tonight is “Bold”

  15 comments for “Emboldened – A Quadrille

  1. January 12, 2023 at 8:22 pm

    When looked at that way, the choice is easy. The bird in the gilded cage flew the coop 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      January 12, 2023 at 11:13 pm

      Yes, sometimes it’s best to have nothing but your own pride ☺️

  2. January 11, 2023 at 4:45 am

    Old habits die hard. But, if we are emboldened and do not waver, we have a chance!

    • Christine Bolton
      January 13, 2023 at 7:40 pm

      Yes M Jay. It’s the hardest part. But it’s worth it.☺️💕

  3. January 10, 2023 at 4:37 pm

    Nicely done. Way too easy to slip back into old patterns.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 11, 2023 at 12:42 am

      Thanks De ☺️💕

  4. January 10, 2023 at 2:52 pm

    So easy to get stuck in material matters… but we may starve with all the food in the world.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 12, 2023 at 11:10 pm

      Yes so true. I hate waste of any kind.

  5. January 10, 2023 at 1:56 pm

    Wow! Christine!!! Such a powerful and emotional piece! Wonderful seeds of inspiration! I will always “assume” these are fiction unless you choose to share differently! This put the mental images of two people I love in my head and I intended up with a piece. If you would like me to share it with you, let me know?? See what you inspired??? Your writing is so magical!!!!
    Chuck 😊💖🌹🌹

    • Christine Bolton
      January 12, 2023 at 11:10 pm

      Oh Chuck, always so sweet! Yes send me what you have written. I’d love to read it.

  6. Anonymous
    January 9, 2023 at 11:43 pm

    Three cheers!

    • Christine Bolton
      January 12, 2023 at 11:08 pm

      Yay! Thank you ☺️💕

  7. January 9, 2023 at 10:26 pm


    • Christine Bolton
      January 12, 2023 at 11:07 pm

      Thank you Sadje! ☺️💕

      • January 12, 2023 at 11:47 pm

        My pleasure

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