November Notes: Poem – Day 30 – Italian Sonnet – “Survivor” #amwriting #novembernotes #poetry #music 

The last day of this song prompt goes to “Turnimg Tables” by Adele.


“Turning Tables” – Adele



Turning the tables, you say you want more, 

I’m tired of your haze, your noxious mean gaze. 

So I’m turning the tables, with heart fire I raze

I won’t let you hurt me, make my soul pour, 

As a bag of sand, my soul won’t be torn

I won’t ask, “Desert me;” you deserted first, 

Won’t be, ‘neath your thumb, you can’t slake my thirst. 

Turning tables, your game playings no more. 

Braving fierce storms, I’ll escape forever, 

I’ll save myself, return to you never

I’m a survivor, I’ll build my new life, 

No turning tables on me, your best ex-wife. 

Get out of my home, you’re not mine at all, 

I’ll turn you outside, your morals appall. 



©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved. 


10 thoughts on “November Notes: Poem – Day 30 – Italian Sonnet – “Survivor” #amwriting #novembernotes #poetry #music 

  1. michnavs December 1, 2016 / 2:59 am

    What a powerful poem you have in there Mandy…the best ex -wife…i love that..

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  2. Lynn Love December 1, 2016 / 9:11 am

    Empassioned poetry Amanda. She’s definitely a suvivor, this one 🙂

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    • mandibelle16 December 1, 2016 / 6:34 pm

      Thank you Lynn, yes she is. I imagine knowing a fair chunk of of his fortune will be hers despite a pre-nup, adds to her candour. At least, that’s what I imagine 🙂

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      • Lynn Love December 3, 2016 / 8:29 am

        When people are hurt, they want to wound back and I think she’s going to do that! Great poem

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  3. Melinda Kucsera December 4, 2016 / 3:19 am

    I agree with Lynn. This is an angry poem but the speaker has a right to be angry. Bravo!

    Liked by 1 person

    • mandibelle16 December 6, 2016 / 4:27 am

      Hehe thank you! Defiantly came across that way for me 🙂


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