I had 10 people fill out a survey picking their favorite poem out of these four and share why it was their favorite. Read on to view the results!
My Silent Rebellion by Marielis Claudio
My Silent Rebellion
My silent rebellion
against the mindless, selfish, weak-minded
My mind unable to rid itself from the congestion of useless thoughts;
my silent rebellion resided in the scissors in the bathroom drawer,
hands free from my mind’s confinement
as if guided by the truth of the matter:
that matter does not define me.
No matter how many times I was told that my hair was the precious gold to my body,
my silent rebellion spit in the faces of quote-on-quote beauty,
stripped me clean, and redefined me.
They thought I needed to be aesthetically pleasing to mean anything
it was me who thought it.
My silent rebellion taught my reflection to accept who I was,
not what I was made up of.
In the end, the only thing that held value
were the eyes with fire looking back at me;
whatever fate my life would follow,
the vessel that got me there,
would be only a capsule.
Fragile may I seem
but the real gold
lay inside of me.
Secrets by Esmeralda Esther
Can be dangerous,
Some so personal,
Never to be told.
Hidden away deep
from outside view.
Some never to be told to anyone-
The Dream by Promise Joy
Light shone through the trees;
The sun a glorious gold.
A woman’s voice heard in the breeze;
Her tone—strong and bold.
And a patch of dandelions moved with ease;
Carrying wishes, yet untold.
Psalm 23 by King David in the Bible
1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
3 He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
|Title:||My Silent Rebellion by Marielis Claudio||Secrets by Esmeralda Esther||The Dream by Promise Joy||Psalm 23 by King David in the Bible|
|How many votes?||3 (30%)||1 (10%)||3 (30%)||3 (30%)|
|Color on pie chart:||Blue||Brown||Purple||Green and red|
As you can see the winners were a tie, so I had to have 10 more people retake the survey. This time however, they could only choose from the winners.
|The results from the second time|
|Title:||My Silent Rebellion by Marielis Claudio||The Dream by Promise Joy||Psalm 23 by King David in the Bible|
|How many votes?||1 (10%)||3 (30%)||6 (60%)|
|Color on pie chart:||Blue||Brown||Pink|
So, the favorite poem for this month was Psalm 23 by King David in the Bible.
Here are some of the reasons people said why:
- It was eloquent in the way it spoke and flowed well.
- It calms me when I need it
- It gives me comfort knowing that God is protecting me and is helping me with the choices in life. Shaping me bit by bit and His love and mercy surrounds me forever.
- Knowing that God comforts and provides for me is so awesome!
- Psalm 23
- I just love this poem. I 100% Believe that the Lord is my shepherd which is why I love this poem!