Church: August Poetry Challenge

Linda’s August challenge is to write a poem of exactly 31 words. From her selection this week, I’ve chosen breath of fresh air. I wrote about the positive aspects of church community in a previous poem, but this is the flip side.


A roomful of people;
Someone up the front, giving their opinion:
Unbidden tears come to the surface;
You feel exposed –
You’re trapped, wanting to escape,
Wanting a breath of fresh air.

3 thoughts on “Church: August Poetry Challenge

  1. You can’t have love without truth, but truth needs love. ❤ Good write. Although I am a Christian and love going to church, I have had that experience of being unfairly judged by a church community.

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