Massive crashing waves
Fear, anger, jealousy, doubt
I’ll weather this epic storm standing
On the Truth


At dVerse Poets Pub Meeting the Bar, Tony Maude has created a new form, the expanded Cinquain. This form has five lines of 3, 5, 7, 9, and 3 syllables, in that order. I had a short poem already written that I hadn’t quite finished. I decided to revise it to fit this form.

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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13 Responses to Standing

  1. hypercryptical says:

    Nicely done.
    Anna :o]

  2. Sabio Lantz says:

    We build platforms to protect us, then when we feel safe, the platforms can be disassembled and replaced by better structures.

  3. Gabriella says:

    Strong and negative emotions are hard to calm. Knowing where truth is can surely help.

  4. Mary says:

    Standing on the truth is always wise!

  5. Bryan Ens says:

    nicely done…emotions can be wishy-washy, but the truth is bedrock.

  6. I think truth, a pillar to lean to is a foundation to resist those waves.

  7. billgncs says:

    I like the metaphor of emotions as waves… this was very strong

  8. truth often feels like a lonely stand… but trust, there are other who appreciate it…

  9. brian miller says:

    when we stand on the truth
    we are not alone…and are given the strength
    for sure.

  10. Tony Maude says:

    Emotions are powerful things and can cause us to do some really strange things; standing on the truth is a great antidote to their excesses.

    Really tight, clear writing Linda.

  11. Truth often does give us the strength to withstand the barrage… nice.

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