Overcoming – A Poem

Synonyms are words that have the same or similar meaning as another word. Antonyms are words that are opposite in meaning to other words. I am thankful for antonyms because they are proof that in spite of all the evil in the world there is hope that good ultimately prevails. So I decided to write a poem about some of my favorite antonyms.


overcome by
passion and sympathy

consumed by
good will

swallowed up by

negated by

cured by

remedied by

cleared away by

healed by

overwhelmed by

alleviated by

defeated by
eternal life

Jesus said, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 (NIV).

About Linda Kruschke

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.
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6 Responses to Overcoming – A Poem

  1. Debbie says:

    Linda, I think your writing keeps getting better and better. I loved the verbs you chose to use with each one. It just built and built to a wonderful ending. yay! And I loved how much it blessed Ann and was like God designed it for her situation. wow!
    God bless you as He keeps you thinking of Him!


    • Deb, You are such a wonderful encourager! If my writing is getting better it’s only because I have determined to focus on Jesus and glorify Him, and He has made my writing better. What a wonderful God we serve! 🙂 Peace, Linda


  2. zumpoems says:

    Very nice — like listing antidotes for all the natural poisons! Very nice approach driving towards that last stanza.


  3. Ann says:

    Thank you, Linda!!!

    I just had to deal with an uncomfortable situation. Wrong was done and I took it upon myself to ask the authority in the room to resolve an issue that had been ignored. It was tough talk, but we needed to hear it. Can you imagine my shock and joy when I read your poem?! So much ‘confusion… anger… hatred… fear…’, pain and hurt was sitting there all dressed up and pretentious but ‘truth …forgiveness … love …faith’ , understanding and compassion exposed and soothed at the same time! How great is our God?!!! As if that wasn’t enough you added His words. I am thrilled to bits when I look at it on the large scale of having peace in Jesus, regardless!!

    When the announcement came out for the post-a-day challenge, I opted out. I am happy you decided to do it and I continue to pray for your strength as you post what God lays on your heart to share with us each day. I don’t always get to comment but I always read. I thank you for every single day you have posted but I am especially grateful for this poem today.

    May His hand continue to be upon you, especially in the times when the pain feels unbearable. I am so glad He is working all things for your good.

    Blessings, with much thanksgiving,


    • Ann, Thank you for your wonderful words of encouragement! I love how God works things out so that that truth all falls into place, and I love when He gives me an idea for a post that resonates so perfectly with others who read it. 🙂 Peace, Linda


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