Category: Quadrille

Drum Circle – A Quadrille

Drum Circle

Sunday evenings
without fail
the drum circle
assembles
on the beach
and to the 
setting sun
its worshippers
do hail
On the sand
they dance
in a circle
of frenzy 
Banging
on their drums
Chanting
to the music
Mesmerized
and welcoming
anyone who comes
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Mish is hosting Monday Quadrille at D'Verse Poets
and has prompted us with the word Drum

A Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words 
excluding the title

The Drum Circle is a weekly event year-round
on Siesta Key Beach, Sarasota, FL
Drum Circle Siesta Key Beach, Sarasota, FL

Blood Brothers – A Quadrille

Blood Brothers

My blood is your blood
Our tears flow together
in shared pain
Toiling together
our skin colors blend
in earth shades
from our different birthplaces
My brother
anger rises inside me
for I bear witness
to the last breath
as your life slips away
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In memory of George Floyd May 25, 2020

Linda from Charmed Chaos is hosting
Monday Quadrille at D'Verse Poets tonight
and has prompted us with the word Slip.

A Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words
excluding the title.
 

Just Plain Silly – A Quadrille





Just Plain Silly

I can no longer
cut through
your noise
Tired
of trying
Exhausted 
from effort
Frustrated 
from failing
This is just silly
 
Time
to terminate 
and leave behind
the fruitless
failures
of this
Herculean task
so it may
cease to be
and rest in peace

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Lillian is hosting Monday Quadrille at D’Verse Poets and has prompted us with “Silly”. Thank you Lillian for helping lighten up my somewhat moody poem to fit tonight’s challenge!

A Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words, excluding the title

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Flushed – A Quadrille

Flushed

The light
left her eyes
unnoticed
His indignation
was center stage
It no longer mattered
who was right
or wrong
A joust for power
Oxygen feeding
the fire of dysfunction
A lifetime of giving
her everything flushed
away in one push
of a button
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Mish is hosting D'Verse Poets
Monday Quadrille and has prompted
us with word 'Flush'

A Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words
excluding the title

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Predator – A Quadrille

Predator – A Quadrille

The pattern I see
is pleasing
and some variations 
in color 
attractive to the eye
But do I trust
my judgement
accepting a gift
that stirs emotions
without
understanding why
For a leopard 
cannot change
its spots
No matter how hard
It might try
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

DeJackson, aka Whimsy Gizmo, is hosting
Monday Quadrille at D'Verse Poets tonight
and has prompted us with the word 'Stir'

Word Prompts:

Gift - Word of the Day
Trust - RDP
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Apocalypse – A Quadrille

Apocalypse

Clouds fill
the sky
darkening the days
A somber mood
covers the earth
in a blanket of disdain
No animal makes
a sound
nor a bird
does sing
The oceans are
on raging fire
marking earth
with a blood stain
 
The end is nigh
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

De Jackson (aka Whimsy Gizmo) is hosting
D'Verse Poets Monday Quadrille and has
prompted us with the word "Fill"
 
 Image by code404 from Pixabay

Promote Monday - Go Dog Go Cafe

Feeling a lot like Christmas – a Quadrille

Feeling a lot like Christmas





Freshly hewn logs
stacked in neat piles
dusted with a light layer
of soft snow
 
Christmas trees
lined up ready for sale
Excited children
with hearts aglow  
 
Melodic carols being sung
Chestnuts on a fire
Jack Frost in the air
Memories from long ago
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©


Lillian is hosting Monday Quadrille
at D'Verse Poets and has prompted
us with the word Glow

Hewn - RDP
Jack - word of the Day

A Quadrille is a poem of exactly
44 words, excluding with title


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Armor – A Quadrille

Armor

Sealed tight
like a drum
Nothing gets in
or out
It cannot be undone   
 
That’s the way
it became
When deciding
to forsake our love
leaving me in shame   
 
Coming upon me
a brazen charmer
Knowing now
there is no crack
in my armor           
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

De Jackson, aka Whimsy Gizmo is
hosting Monday Quadrille at
D'Verse Poets tonight and has
prompted us to write a quadrille
with the word 'Crack'

A Quadrille is a poem of exactly
144 words excluding the title


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Keep on Dancing – A Quadrille

Keep on Dancing

Balanced and on an even keel
Confidence returned once more
She possessed unmistakable duende
as she danced powerfully across the floor
 
The volume of the music
was turned way up high
It was impossible to keep her still
Her only limit was the sky
 
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Kim is hosting Monday Quadrille
at D'Verse Poets tonight and prompted
us with the work 'Keep'
A quadrille has exactly 44 words
excluding the title


There word Prompts
Keel - WotD
Duende - RDP
Volume - FowC

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Saved from Extinction – A Quadrille

Saved from Extinction

Marriage saved
from extinction
after weeks of
not understanding
the distinction
between two people
with opposing views
Hurting each other
beyond belief  
the other must choose
Anger escalating
blinded with rage
until the coin drops
in the slot and
no more war to wage
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Linda from Charmed Chaos is hosting
D'Verse Poets Monday Quadrille tonight.
Her prompt word is Extinction.
A Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words
excluding the title.

Image by CoxinhaFotos from Pixabay 

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