Women Warriors in Gossamer

Derailed by the constancy of love thoughts
nocturnal desires washing up against her breast
Summer’s been hot with the memory of love with consequences
So many winter dresses hanging in wait for the solace of cooler days
Distanced and held in by the fence of getting on with it pretenses
A call to prayer for the strength of a thousand soldiers to prevail
Protection from thoughts tripping her heart off the scales
Love ingrown into rehearsed sails that will never sail

New mornings to continue on without hitting pause or delete
She cleans the house listening to Bruce croon a melodic beat
Getting by with a smile in her pocket and a wink ready to spin
She is one of many who are more warrior than the princess in the dream
Bundles of letters unwritten on the blank pages of not enough time
Tall strangers so tall they’re out of reach create diversion for a brief escape
No clouds to obscure the pile of wishes with yesterday’s leftovers
Hungry for run away meditation she sifts flour into the cracked floor

Her motto’s work hard and sweat out the need for what you may never get
And borrow a blessing or two if you can’t find one of your own
Repeat the promises made to your child heart if you get the chance

She gently persuades the belief the chapsticks in her life are rare diamonds
With swinging hips to the music beat she dances with no blisters on her feet or lips
A smile in her pocket tumbles out and kisses her cheek as it falls to the floor
It ain’t easy being a woman with a heart strong for more love than what’s given
Others know her flour print walking the same steps upon their own storyboard
Women warriors wearing gossamer gowns a little torn from washing their feet
Sweat kicks in retrieving the moment and with a cruising song life resumes
The morning has a chat to her beckoning the music of a new day tune
Shoulders balanced in broad determination the derailment is deflected in song

© K S Hardy 2011

Women Warriors in Gossamer

Arcadia Tempest

Joined November 2008

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