I stand firm

though making this stand
may cause me to fall

though standing here, now
is the worst timing of all

though by standing up
I may lose my seat

though as I stand
I haven’t the words to speak

though I’m the first to stand
and fear I‘m alone

though I stand for many
though I stand for one

Sarah Agnew

this is inspired by some stories i've heard, and it's strange how similar themes pop up in different friend's lives at the same time, but it's not specifically about one situation, more about the general times we all find ourselves standing for something or someone, or against something or someone ...

Poem published in On Wisdom's Wings, Ginninderra Press, 2013. 


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