A Peace of Protest

The eagle flies alone and cuts through the wind
He soars above the storm and stares at the sun

The butterfly finds rest in a sheltered space
When the air is calm he resumes his pace

Salmon swim upstream to spawn
His entire life an upward battle home

For future increase of his own
He fears not the current’s force

A million causes my mind detects
To articulate in eloquent dialect

How better when I stand my ground
And not succumb to haunting sounds

Sometimes its when the voice is stilled
We learn how vehement words can kill

You won’t see me at the protest marches
Rioting or throwing torches

But be assured I fight the fight
On my knees as I face the light

Give mercy and if they don’t like what I say
They’ll know I protest when I walk the other way

Dversepoets.com Write a protest poem. Maybe a little different than what you expected. Wrote a couple of rants, and then when I got it all out….

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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16 Responses to A Peace of Protest

  1. Ingrid says:

    ‘They’ll know I protest when I walk the other way’ – this is very poignant. Sometimes turning the other cheek is the most powerful form of protest.

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  2. Sometimes its when the voice is stilled
    We learn how vehement words can kill

    I loved this – it’s so true.

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  3. rothpoetry says:

    I really like your perspective, Mary. You are right. Sometimes it is better not to jump on a bandwagon on its way over the cliff! I liked this line:
    How better when I stand my ground
    And not succumb to haunting sounds

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  4. Frank Hubeny says:

    Good observations in these lines:

    “You won’t see me at the protest marches
    Rioting or throwing torches

    But be assured I fight the fight
    On my knees as I face the light”

    I am also going to fight by voting for Donald Trump, even though I am a registered Democrat, in November.

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  5. Beverly Crawford says:

    “Not succumb to the haunting sounds” … and heaven knows the haunting sounds are force fed to us daily by the media. It’s hard to hang on to common sense and ferret out truth from fiction. This is a great write, Mary. Let us all face the light!

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  6. Dora says:

    “Sometimes its when the voice is stilled
    We learn how vehement words can kill”

    Perfectly articulated, Mary, and so meaningful on so many levels. Facing the light on our knees is where our power lies. So beautifully true 🙂

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  7. sanaarizvi says:

    Words aren’t enough to describe how elegantly potent this poem is Mary! I especially admire; “But be assured I fight the fight/on my knees as I face the light.” Yes! 💝

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  8. Grace says:

    Protest and fight for the things that you value in your own way. I commend you for this!

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  9. I would not go to protests either… (and not to rallies)… there are so many more ways to make your voice heard.

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