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

  23 comments for “Shift in the Status Quo – A Quadrille

  1. March 21, 2023 at 7:34 pm

    The best route sometimes. (K)

  2. March 21, 2023 at 4:21 pm

    I think we have to go with the flow sometimes, but also remember that only dead fish flows with the stream

    • Christine Bolton
      March 23, 2023 at 8:40 am

      Yes that is something to bear in mind. Thank you

  3. March 21, 2023 at 2:04 pm

    Those shifts are advantages, the upper hand so to speak. I love where you took the challenge, Christine. Great quadrille.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 23, 2023 at 8:39 am

      Thank you Helen ☺️💕

  4. March 21, 2023 at 8:28 am

    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!!

    • Christine Bolton
      March 21, 2023 at 10:19 am

      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

  5. March 21, 2023 at 8:21 am

    Nice quadrille. Going with the flow works with some currents. (Moving to higher ground with others.)

    • Christine Bolton
      March 21, 2023 at 8:46 am

      Thank you! Yes I agree. You could end up in a whirlpool if you’re not careful. It doesn’t work every time. ☺️

  6. March 21, 2023 at 6:51 am

    A wise poem. Going with the flow can take you far.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 21, 2023 at 8:41 am

      Thank you. Yes! A little like swimming in a riptide. 🙃

  7. March 21, 2023 at 6:20 am

    Sometimes going with the flow is the best way–at least for a time.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 21, 2023 at 8:39 am

      Yes exactly Merril. It doesn’t always work out.

  8. March 20, 2023 at 9:48 pm

    That’s a good philosophy, to be prepared for all eventualities.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 21, 2023 at 8:38 am

      Its sometimes a good decision at that time. Ot every time though 😕

      • March 21, 2023 at 10:51 am

        Yes indeed. I agree with this

  9. March 20, 2023 at 9:24 pm

    Well done! Life does help us recognize those slight shifts!

    • Christine Bolton
      March 21, 2023 at 9:23 am

      Thank you Dwight ☺️

      • March 21, 2023 at 1:32 pm

        You are welcome!

  10. March 20, 2023 at 9:00 pm

    Going with the flow is one way to cope. Also may be a time for a change.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 21, 2023 at 8:37 am

      Yes, sometimes its impossible to find your way back.

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