Free Verse – I Stand Strong

A free verse poetry, “I Stand Strong”.

Clouds will yield rain, hail, thunderstorms beyond control. Sometimes an umbrella will repel raindrops. Then times, one must seek the shelter of a different kind, but still remain vigil. The soil of one’s mind can withstand many struggles, thoughts can grow beautiful images or dark shadows.

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I Stand Strong

I have a vision of a tall tree.
It stands alone upon a hill.
Some branches have fallen
from it to a floor of green.
Lightning strikes, scorching its core.
Black ashes. Powdered across life.
The base is significant. Somehow it remains.
It withstands the tyranny of time.
Winds, stretch its branches.
It braces itself. Limber in its green.
These fingers offer things.
These fingers are forgiving.
Various beginnings sprout
Sunlight chases away gray.
Sunlight encourages.
Seasons change.
I stand strong.

©Linda J. Wolff 2017
|I Stand Strong|
A Free Verse Poetry.

What is Free Verse Poetry?

A piece of poetry is free of form, no metrics or structure. No limitations, rhyming or non-rhyming scheme.


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28 thoughts on “Free Verse – I Stand Strong

  1. I really liked the comparison implied by the descriptive imagery of the poem. Even through all the struggle that we face, we are rooted in confidence and with the strength to face it all. I loved it!

  2. This sounds like me… 73 years old, 13 different surgeries including open heart surgery, and still standing strong. I have withstood the tyranny of time and countless season changes. Beautiful poem 🙂

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