Battle ready (a quadrille)

From PNGwing

Dreams wrought in the fires of reality
roots entrenched in terra-firma
need no wings to soar

Yet, wind they are; your insults
impetus to embrace self
and stubborn refusal to wallow in
wretchedness. I withdraw from victimhood
by switching positions;
winning battles my way.

Written for dVerse. Today’s host, De, has asked us to write a quadrille using the word, wing.


61 thoughts on “Battle ready (a quadrille)

  1. The vocabulary adds power to your quadrille, Punam, for example the verbs ‘wrought’ and ‘entrenched’, the assonance of ‘insults / impetus’, and the alliteration of ‘wallow in wretchedness’.

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  2. Battle Dance

    A square inside circle
    Observers in the wings
    Right, left, forward knowing
    I can only know the thing
    trusting my other wing
    It’s a category thing
    You said, “I don’t get it”
    You’ll have to wing it

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