d’Verse – Meeting The Bar – The Quarrel Form



Grow bigger

Truth begins blurring

Words said the great divide

Circles of hate thrown randomly

The world fractures

Where to now

Tears flow



In innocence

Blossomed once

Messages back and forth

Deep meaningful affirmations

Hanging on every word

Smiles and tingles

Your love



React pretend

My blows predicted

Cowering in a distant corner

What’s raining today isn’t wet

Get up be some sort of a man

Love pats is all

Say nothing



I awake

You were everything

Apple of my blue eyes

I called you my precious one

To your retreating back

My heart broken



Written for: http://dversepoets.com/2014/09/25/9490/

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21 Responses to d’Verse – Meeting The Bar – The Quarrel Form

  1. Lyn says:

    Poetry is definitely not one of my gifts. I do enjoy sharing other people’s gifts though. This one is great in content and form.

  2. JackieP says:

    I’m so glad I’m not a poet. I went and read the rules and it made my head ache. I like to stick with free form, I’m good at that. Anything restrictive and I just want to bend the rules lol. I’m not much of a rule follower. You did great Michael.

  3. Well I enjoyed this. You definitely made it your own. Not exactly iambic but certainly shaped in diamonds and an affecting poem. That’s really what it’s all about, taking an idea and making it your own. Kudos.

  4. claudia says:

    oh it’s sad when those fights choke the love that once was blossoming…good if there is some kind of awakening at some point…and maybe new hope

  5. That retreating back at the end when it’s all loss is when your voice grow thin just like the form of your poem .. well done..

  6. I’m glad I didn’t tackle this, as Gaye said kudos. I enjoyed the shape and your tale. Sad, powerful especially your line.. What’s raining today isn’t wet.

  7. Grace says:

    How sad for the ending to the love once blossoming ~ I admire the shift in emotions from despair to love to despair, shaped in diamonds ~ Good one Michael~

  8. rmp says:

    the truth blurs quicker with the more lies told…it becomes hard to hold onto what is real and what is not…and can definitely push away those you love. nicely written.

  9. You certainly woke me up with this one like wake up wake up. They were never really there, so drift away. Pats are so weak. Well said! Kudos on the ending from me too. Never expect people to just shut down. Just walk away, unless they wake and be a man? Waning awesome end.

  10. Kathy says:

    The ups and downs of love certainly fill the bill here for the prompt. I enjoyed reading this, and the shape is easy to read.

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