“Here You Remain” Rondeau

Today, March 21, 2019, is World Poetry Day! Here’s a rondeau I wrote which grew out of a rondelet I wrote back in February called “You have a voice.”

We each have to make our own choice
About how we will use our voice.
All choose to either make a stand
Or bury their head in the sand,
But each person has made a choice.

To speak out with your loudest voice
or to whisper if that’s your choice.
Each word is a line in the sand:
Here you remain.

To do nothing may be your choice
As you sit silent with still voice.
Remain still and hold your own hand
As others watch the flames you’ve fanned.
Silence is a deafening voice:
Here you remain.

“Here You Remain” Rondeau by the Distracted Pastor, 2019