New Voices

What is Bravery? 
By Linda Kruschke

Why say I'm brave?
You don’t call robbery victims brave
when they tell
You don’t call shooting victims brave
when they tell
You don’t call mugging victims brave
when they tell
Yet your clouded view calls me brave
when I tell
I was raped.



Linda L. Kruschke is a wife, mother (of a young adult), friend, lawyer (recovering), follower of Jesus, and a person who loves life. Though she has experienced trauma and pain in her life, she is thankful they have made her stronger and shaped the writer she has become. She blogs at AnotherFearlessYear.net, where you can read more of her poetry and learn about her two published poetry books.