I’m Still Standing – A Quadrille


I pause by the stand of ancient trees
Breathing shallow, beset by old nightmares
Inner demons that won’t let me be
Harmful self-thoughts that long had me ensnared
Breathing deep among trees, sets my mind free
I’m still standing, whatever was done to me

©RedCat

When I read tonight’s prompt at dVerse, a song directly popped up in my mind and I knew I had to incorporate it somehow.



I’m still standing – Lyrics

You could never know what it’s like
Your blood like winter freezes just like ice
And there’s a cold lonely light that shines from you
You’ll wind up like the wreck you hide behind that mask you use

And did you think this fool could never win?
Well look at me, I’m coming back again
I got a taste of love in a simple way
And if you need to know while I’m still standing, you just fade away

Don’t you know I’m still standing better than I ever did
Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid
I’m still standing after all this time
Picking up the pieces of my life without you on my mind

I’m still standing (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
I’m still standing (Yeah, yeah, yeah)

Once I never could have hoped to win
You’re starting down the road leaving me again
The threats you made were meant to cut me down
And if our love was just a circus, you’d be a clown by now

You know I’m still standing better than I ever did
Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid
I’m still standing after all this time
Picking up the pieces of my life without you on my mind

I’m still standing (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
I’m still standing (Yeah, yeah, yeah)

Don’t you know that I’m still standing better than I ever did
Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid
I’m still standing after all this time
Picking up the pieces of my life without you on my mind

I’m still standing (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
I’m still standing (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
I’m still standing (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
I’m still standing (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
I’m still standing (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
I’m still standing (Yeah, yeah, yeah)

Source: Musixmatch
Writers: John Elton / Taupin Bernard J P
Lyrics to: I’m Still Standing © Hst Publishing Ltd., Rouge Booze, Inc.


Image credits

First: Photo by veeterzy on Unsplash

Second: Photo by Zoltan Tasi on Unsplash

33 thoughts on “I’m Still Standing – A Quadrille

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    1. They help more than I ever thought as a child when my vivid imagination made me fear the big forests a bit.

      That song is awesome for getting in a better mood. 😀

  1. Trees are our great protectors. I believe they give us strength when ours is depleted. All that matters is that you are still standing, you’re right. I’m glad you are <3

    1. Thank you! ❤️

      Sometimes I still need to remind myself of that fact, and the fact that whatever my inner saboteurs tell me I’ve come a long way since.

      I’ve always sought out the woods when I needed to think or just relax. Since I’ve learnt to meditate their effects have multiplied.

          1. Don’t you think that when writing pulls it out of you, it becomes more real, and once acknowledged as real it can dissipate? The muse is the beautiful cushion that helps us land safely <3

  2. Such a powerful and heartfelt poem. Nature really does help when we are at our lowest point. Glad you’re still standing with us—It’s not an easy road, it can get pretty dark at times, but we keep fighting, keep persevering. ❤️❤️

    1. Thank you! ❤️

      I’m glad to have Nature’s help. And I’m glad to have found that solace when I need it. As you say it’s not always easy but giving up is not an option.

    1. Thank you! ❤️

      Someone once told me to remind myself just what I’ve already overcome when the memories and flashbacks makes me feel weak as hell. Because there just phantasms by now and can’t really hurt me unless I let them.

  3. remember hearing that song on the radio as a teenager. your poem has added another layer to its memory. hang a hammock in the trees. its a great place to soak them up and watch the stars. a good head place for me.

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