Who I am

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VJ’s Weekly Challenge #123: warrior – One Woman’s Quest II

I tire

Slaying demons,

Not my thing.

 

I’ve chased

Misplaced

Braced

For the reckoning

Of evil deeds.

I’ve offered up my neck

To bring utter happiness

And still—

Nothing would do

Till cutting myself in half

To dig, dig, dig deeper,

Bury the self beneath the soil–

The dirt of need, want, desire

Lay it all to rest in the infertile

Grime, the level of your rule,

To be consumed by rot

Of prayers you pretend to answer,

But you are neither God nor Goddess,

Despite all your pretentiousness.

 

In this, this turning away,

I offer up prayers

To God and Goddess that truly be,

And I do lay down the sword

I used in battle with myself:

Thus, I become the warrior

I was meant to be.

10 thoughts on “Who I am

  1. This is gorgeous — spoken in the classic verse style and mentality (even the perfectly placed ironic comments) of a hero of old and yet with the nuances and meaning of a modern woman and slayer of demons. Loved, loved, loved this one. Jane

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  2. I love this and resonate on so many levels. How much we give of ourselves, the never believing we’re enough, and only in that final laying down of the sword realizing we’ve been enough all along. Wonderful

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