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The Earth Stood Still – Poem of the Month – March 2023

The Earth Stood Still

When you left me
the earth stood still

The wind held its breath
and trees stood silent
A melon ball sun refused to smile
and the sky cried no tears

Feeling my pain it held me
until I could release
a gasp of disbelief

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De provided tonight’s Quadrille prompt at D’Verse, and it is the word “Gasp”.  Sanaa will be hosting and reading our submissions.
A quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words excluding the title.



Drawing her strength
being in the elements
Her mentor had become nature
Walking at the golden crepuscule
when the sun disappeared
was her portraiture

Beauty surrounding her
her mind felt cleansed
The coolness of the evening
calming the activity of the day
Having ample space to breathe
the experience healing

With clarity of mind
She realized now
her street smarts never failed her
Her instincts were right
A wolf in disguise
His identity a saboteur

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©


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