Echoes of Peace

My fear rises
The verse echoes in my mind
Do not be anxious, pray, be thankful

Peace reigns in my heart

I see her fear
The verse echoes from my mouth
Do not be anxious, let’s pray, be thankful

Peace reigns in her heart

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Today is Quadrille Monday at dVerse Poets Pub where De is calling for our 44-word tomes that include some form of the word echo. Seemed appropriate to write something that had a bit of an echo to it.

So I went to read some other Quadrilles, and after 3 that seemed very, very long, it dawned on me that I’d written a 30-word poem instead of a 44-word poem. I guess 30 days of doing something does create a habit! I’ve fixed it now.

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24 responses to “Echoes of Peace

  1. Wonderful and full of gratitude!

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  2. Lovely quadrille and message.

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  3. i would offer such a prayer for peace – touching, really deep into the heart

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  4. I like the refrain Linda ~ Very inspiring to read tonight ~

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  5. I heard someone say once that fear underlies all our weaknesses–especially fear that we are not loved. Great use of scripture.

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  6. Nice communal approach to easing fear.

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    • Thanks. I didn’t really even notice the “communal” aspect as I wrote it, but you’re the second person to comment on it. I suppose that might be a by-product of spending the weekend at a Christian women’s retreat. 🙂

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  7. A beautiful piece and so appropriate for the echo prompt, sharing peace with a verse.

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  8. This is beautiful Linda, the power of a peaceful echo with love xxx

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  9. Wonderful testimony as well as a great poem.

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  10. Your poem radiates the peace and calm that my heart longs for ❤️ Beautiful!

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  11. Love the echo of fellowship in this. Bravo!

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  12. This was a comforting read.

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  13. Glenn Buttkus

    “All we need is love–something the world has too little of.” –the Beatles. You know me, short poems freak me a bit-though I enjoy participating in quadrilles.

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  14. A very peaceful Quadrille, Linda, which has gone some way to calming the anxiety that has been playing havoc with me lately.

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  15. I came by earlier, but I knew you’d catch it and fix it on your own, so now I’m back to say I love this. I feel peace here, and I needed it today. Thank you.

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  16. Oh i thought it was a little short too… 30 days without poetry, that sounds like a lot. You can even add a third stanza if you want to.

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    • I did 30 days of writing a 30-word poem each day in April. So when I got to 30 I stopped out of habit. I expanded it to add back the words I wanted to be there in the beginning.

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