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Veneer – A Quadrille


Full of bluster
and confidence
but you were broken
when I found you
As I peeled away
the layers of
your thick veneer
beneath was
a wretched soul
Beaten and bruised
by life’s tragic sorrows
A product of your
You took no prisoners
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Wish is hosting Monday Quadrille at
D'Verse Poets tonight and has prompted
us with the word 'Peel'

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

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Today your behavior is decided

The nation watching is divided

You’ve described your actions as silly

Boyhood pranks leaving us chilly

Your true colors shined brightly through

The thin veneer that is you

We saw you for what you are

A privileged bully hiding behind the bar

We’ve met many like you over the years

Arrogance worn as a right, bringing tears

We do not see you as enigmatic

To us you appear more manic

A privileged man full of anger

So quick to unleash his langor

The available position you will not be denied

You shouted, screamed and even cried

We watched your accuser so strong and credible

Your reaction contrived and unbelievable

The country today pays attention

Your position is in undeniable contention

A decision to come not just for you

But fifty years more of this preview

Women of this country should be scared

A judge deplete of empathy might just be declared


Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

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