Standards notwithstanding, or: Drivel

A Sevenling (All my life)

All my life, I’ve resisted others’
standards; I’ve avoided taking a 
stand; I’ve never figured out how do both.

Notwithstanding my accursed inability to 
my inner workings, I am; I love; I write.

I cannot stand life's endless standby, but so it goes.

d’Verse: a Quadrille

The above sevenling is my take on d’Verse’s Quadrille challenge #133.

The quadrille is simply a poem of 44 words (excluding the title), and it can take any form. This week’s challenge was to use the word “stand” in a quadrille.

59 thoughts on “Standards notwithstanding, or: Drivel”

  1. A constant struggle, David. I suppose it depends on the context. I suspect if there was a threat to your daughter, you’d take a stand.
    I liked the wordplay. 😀

    1. of course that’s true, Merril… I was thinking more about political, religious, philosophical matters 🙂 … although, of course, these do spill over into existential matters too…


      1. can relate to you, David. i also had to think twice before i comment about an issue. but you know it isn’t necessarily bad especially in this time of fake news, you know.

  2. The stand-by is definitely the worst, and yet it makes up so much of our time. Traveling the last few days is a reminder of this. Wonderful reflections, David.

  3. I appreciate your honesty here, David. As much as you’ve resisted being like others or committing, ironically, you speak for the feelings of so many. We’re a-muddle together. Very nice response to the prompt. ❤

  4. Beautifully said, David. I feel this especially:

    “I’ve avoided taking a
    stand; I’ve never figured out how do both.”

    I still struggle with this at times.

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