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Candied Peel – A Quadrille

Candied Peel

Nonchalant girl
hair twirling
around fingers
Twitching like a fly swat
A mustache held in place
Under nose
With pouted lips
She rolled hair in little buds
Tightly across her crown
Onlookers amused
Boredom leaves
and hair is now the texture
of candied peel


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Mish is hosting Monday Quadrille at D'Verse Poets.  Our prompt tonight
is 'Candy' however we would like to use it.  A quadrille is a poem 
of exactly 44 words excluding the title.

Clipped Wings – A Quadrille

Clipped Wings

As hard as you might try
I will never be controlled
Thinking my spirit can be grounded
By clipping my wings
Will only make me run faster
Like the wind I can never be caught
I am free to blow whichever way I choose


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De Jackson is hosting Monday Quadrille at D’Verse giving us the prompt “Wings”
A Quadrille is a poem of 44 words excluding the title.

Dangerous Dance – A Quadrille

Dangerous Dance

What is this strange dance
that we always do
Where we circle each other like prey
Staring in silence
Strategizing and preparing
for the inevitable outcome
Throwing verbal darts
while we sidestep and taunt
until one eventually falls
unceremoniously
from the tracks of life 


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Merril is hosting Monday Quadrille at D'Verse tonight.
The prompt word is "Track"
A quadrille is a poem of 44 words excluding the title

Image by Thomas Schroeder from Pixabay 

Hard Work

Hard Work

It stings, cuts, snipes and slashes
Pounds the brain
Twisting stomachs
In an intricate macramé of knotted concern
Takes breath from bodies
Blinds eyes
Bruises souls
It expands the heart
And it also breaks it

Love

The most arduous, gut-wrenching
Piece of work

Ever!


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Lisa from Tao Talk is hosting Monday Quadrille at D’Verse tonight. Today is
Labor Day in the US and she has promoted us with the word ‘Work’

D.I.V.O.R.C.E – Poem of the Month – August 2022

D.I.V.O.R.C.E

I stare at the paper
The type as black
as my heart
Bold as my actions
I see my name and your name
but my eyes refuse to go further
The rest is a blurred mangle
of words and emotions
that delivered this decree


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De Jackson is hosting Monday Quadrille at D’Verse Poets
and she has prompted us with the word ‘Type’
A Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words excluding the title

Stolen Moments – A Quadrille

Stolen Moments

Today I stole precious moments
Sitting for half hour
Choosing to defy summer heat
Longing for sun’s warmth
And the scent of summer flowers
I browse the book on my lap
that tells me to take time
and smell the roses

… so I did


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Linda Lee Lyberg is hosting Monday Quadrille at D’Verse Poets
and has prompted us to use the word ’Browse’

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

Image Pixabay

Dancing on Paper – A Quadrille

Dancing on Paper

Eyes closed, my mind wanders
I summon my muse
who takes me through fields
of gold in late summer
Thoughts come quickly,
conjuring the words I need
they spill easily from my mind
My pen pirouettes
across the paper
and my poem is born



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De Jackson is hosting Monday Quadrille at D’Verse and
has prompted us with the word “Paper”

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

Salt In The Wound – A Quadrille

Salt In The Wound

Fool me once
as the saying goes
shame on you
Fool me twice
then shame on me

What is this force
that pulls me to you
and I go willingly
without resistance
Defying sanity

When do I stop
Sprinkling salt
in my own wounds?



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De Jackson is out host at D'Verse tonight for Monday Quadrille.
The prompt for tonight is "Salt"  

An Amuse Bouche

An Amuse Bouche

Come flirt with me
So we might spread
Our wings and fly
To exotic places calling

Come and kiss me gently
Your lips I want to taste
An amuse bouche
To tease me playfully

and whet my appetite
for what is yet to come


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De Jackson, aka Whimsy Gizmo, is hosting Monday Quadrille
at D'Verse Poets.  She has prompted us with any form of the
word muse or amuse etc.

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

Crowning Glory – A Quadrille

Crowning Glory

The man who would be king
rules in his own limited mind
Throwing money to those
who will acquiesce to his demands
and laugh at his repetitive,
unfunny jokes
Responding positively
to his constant need
for admiration
Kissing the ring
of the self-crowned monarch


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All Rights Reserved

De Jackson from Whimsy Gizmo is hosting Monday Quadrille at
D'Verse Poets and she has prompted us with the word Crown.

A Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words excluding the title, and tonight
it must include the word 'crown'.

Photo - Pixabay
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