FOWC: Victim

Life transpires with hidden challenges

Unforeseen, frequently unwelcome

They test our fortitude, our courage

Our desire to take another step

Forward into  the predestined mire

We stumble and tumble, shattered glass

We take the knocks and devious blights

Oft blinded to, maybe, redemption

Woes hanging heavy in our psyche

And yet, always, there’s another road

Paved with fear and lined by doubt, no doubt

That leads to quietude, mind and soul

That road is for you, my worthy friend

Leave your troublesome burden behind

Divest yourself of that grim label


This poem was written in response to the Famous Fandango’s one word prompt.

Have a great weekend everyone

Lisa x



  13 comments for “FOWC: Victim

  1. March 9, 2019 at 9:31 am

    Hi, I “reblogged” your post but all links and resources will point back directly to your site. Hope that’s ok. I’m searching for those blogs that resonate with me as per my “sticky post.” By the way I get what you say … I’ve always been middle-aged myself… Since I could remember! 😉

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  2. March 9, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Such an interesting way to approach the prompt, and you’ve written it so incredibly beautifully, Lisa, I really enjoyed this one.xx

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  3. March 9, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    Lovely. Quietude is what so many seek, but do not find.

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  4. March 10, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    well done. “Forward into the predestined mire.” Love that. And Victimhood sure is a big thing these days

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  5. March 11, 2019 at 4:32 am

    Woah, this was a refreshing read! Beautifully written! ( ps- I really like your intro🙂)

    Liked by 1 person

  6. April 21, 2019 at 1:21 am

    Great poem lisa! Well said! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

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