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“Dark Woman”

Soothing-
in her complex beauty.
Kissed with breathless passion;
by the tepid essence of beautiful and delicious.
Her sturdy elegance no less a snifter…
Inhale these fumes exquisite,
and wake from the dream of comparison.
Beware insurmountable strength, cast upon her by the ages.
For beyond your careless scrutiny;
in her realm of darkness,
quietly she has yielded kings and queens.
She rakes the soil of life with her hands-
polishing pebbles into diamonds.
Her laughing spirit prevails;
needless you acknowledge her irrepressible.
For she is goddess and guardian of her tribe,
evermore to love them.
The puerile royals, of her descendant strain.
Invincible keeper of the blessed Black grail-
Behold!
The breath of our foundation-
Anointed,
Immortal mother…
Dark Woman.

A FEATURED WORK

“Dark Woman” – An International Collaboration
A tribute to my sisters Karen, Dawn and Allison and women and girls of color everywhere. Preview additional writing selections from my books at: www.leon-walker.com

Image by: Ryfaa Saeed – Malta
Layout by: Lilith – Netherlands (In Memorium – 2013)
Poem by: Leon A. Walker – United States

I have to extend a huge Thank You to Ryfaa for lending me her wonderful image “Come Away With Me” to combine with my work. Ryfaa, I think this is beautiful and I appreciate your willingness to work together! You may view more work by Ryfaa here at: Ryfaa

Where ever you may be, I would welcome seeing you on Twitter or on Facebook.

If you who enjoy short stories and poetry, I invite you to preview my recent books Life Lines and Work Wonders. Contact me at: Books9M@gmail.com.

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Comments

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 3 years ago

    Beautiful words – an international collaboration!

  • journey360
    journey360over 3 years ago

    How touching; very nice Leon

  • paintingsbycr10
    paintingsbycr10over 3 years ago

    Enjoyed reading your work

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 3 years ago

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...over 3 years ago

    outstanding work, congratulations, with love and happiness always ………

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethabout 3 years ago

    it’s a beautiful emotional moment in reflection.

  • Varvarasty
    Varvarastyabout 3 years ago

    Very beautiful lyrics! Love it!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  • Sassafras
    Sassafras7 months ago

    A stunner in the brown frame, this collaborative effort is fabulous, Leon.
    Peace to you,
    ~sass

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