Shift in the Status Quo – A Quadrille
Shift in the Status Quo
Sensing a shift in the status quo
Ever so slight but I read you well
Having been here before
At first it was devastating
The beginning of the end
Now after weathering the storms
that are named for you
I go with the flow
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Mish is hosting Monday Quadrille at D’Verse. Her prompt word is ‘Shift’ to be used how you wish.
A Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words excluding the title
The best route sometimes. (K)
I think we have to go with the flow sometimes, but also remember that only dead fish flows with the stream
Yes that is something to bear in mind. Thank you
Those shifts are advantages, the upper hand so to speak. I love where you took the challenge, Christine. Great quadrille.
Thank you Helen ☺️💕
Wow! I so loved this, Christine!! Funny how that “Shift In The Status Quo” usually comes and hits you in a subtle way and not always in such a big surprising way!! Some little thing exposes the truth.
Your first two lines paint it so well!! “Sensing a shift in the status quo
Ever so slight but I read you well” Kind of like seeing a painting on the wall just a little bit crooked. A tiny thing but something that is so obvious. Bellissimo, My Dear, Bellissimo!! 😊😁💖👍
When I read your deep and moving pieces I find myself hoping and wondering if this is all just fiction or not???? Even more amazing if fiction!! Wonderful photo!! Hypnotic! A post of great seeds of inspiration!!
Thank you Chuck. Yes, those slight shifts are so subtle but you get to recognize them over time. I think looking way, way back I was slapped upside the head with change that I had not seen coming. I think you only need to experience that once and then you become more aware. ❤️☺️ Thanks as always for your lovely comments
Nice quadrille. Going with the flow works with some currents. (Moving to higher ground with others.)
Thank you! Yes I agree. You could end up in a whirlpool if you’re not careful. It doesn’t work every time. ☺️
A wise poem. Going with the flow can take you far.
Thank you. Yes! A little like swimming in a riptide. 🙃
Sometimes going with the flow is the best way–at least for a time.
Yes exactly Merril. It doesn’t always work out.
That’s a good philosophy, to be prepared for all eventualities.
Its sometimes a good decision at that time. Ot every time though 😕
Yes indeed. I agree with this
Well done! Life does help us recognize those slight shifts!
Thank you Dwight ☺️
You are welcome!
Going with the flow is one way to cope. Also may be a time for a change.
Yes, sometimes its impossible to find your way back.