Category: Quadrille

Look Up There – A Quadrille

astronomy beautiful clouds constellation
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Look Up There

Orion straddles the sky
His belt twinkling
Lighting the way
Stars sprinkling
 
A cheesy moon
at the halfway mark
The shadow of his smile
visible in the dark
 
Match made in heaven
A lover’s tryst
Moon and stars shine
As the earth is kissed
 
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©


De Jackson, aka Whimsy Gizmo, is hosting
Monday Quadrille at D'Verse Poets.  Tonight
he has prompted us with "Sky"

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

This is a reworked poem of mine from several
years ago that fitted this category.

 
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Telling Lies – A Quadrille

Telling Lies

What lies she tells
that narcissistic witch
Stories too tall
for truth
Inflating her ego
Grabbing
needed attention
without which
she is nothing
My eavesdropping
confirms what
I already know
But the listeners
are too gullible
to understand
there is nothing there
to believe



Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © 

Kim is hosting Monday Quadrille at D’Verse Poets
and has prompted us with “Eavesdropping”

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

Full Of It – A Quadrille

Full Of It

 
Sometimes you are
such a bumbling fool
How can you be
so insensitive?
The proverbial foot
has taken up permanent
residence in your mouth
where words
are created in chaos
and spewed outward
Full of crap
like a broken sewage pipe
What a bum!

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

D'Verse Poets is hosted tonight by De Jackson
(aka Whimsy Gizmo) and he has prompted us with
"Bum" for Monday Quadrille.

A Quadrille is a poem of 44 words excluding
the title

Bouquet of Barbed Wire – A Quadrille

Bouquet of Barbed Wire

She wears her
crown of brambles
as if it were
sackcloth and ashes
A bouquet of barbed wire
had been accepted
and was now her brand
The pain rests heavily
in her heart
Forgiveness for herself
an impossibility 
For her dignity
he had stolen

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

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

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


Image by Marek Studzinski from Pixabay 

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

Image by Greg Reese from Pixabay 

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

Go Dog Go Cafe  - Promote Yourself Monday

Image by ArtTower from Pixabay 

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
Promote Yourself Monday - Go Dog Go Cafe

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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
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