Friday, March 23, 2012

LOUD Courage

 
"Around here we write for five minutes flat on Fridays.
We finger paint with words. We try to remember what it was like to just write without worrying if it’s just right or not," spoken from The Gypsy Mama.

Today her prompt is LOUD-
GO.

The images-
the horrors
their atrocities that I cannot bear
to hear
or think about
and yet
they are theirs
molding and forming
the woman they lost
inside of themselves
shame, lost dignity-
rings loud
in their head
ears pound
at times they wish they were dead.

A phoenix rises
from their center core
they live on-
and become so much more
more of a woman
beauty radiating from within
strength
endurance
perseverance
to win.

To triumph o'er
their foes
who would have them ripped from Life
from peace and fulfillment,
wanting them content
with never-ending strife.

But clay becomes iron
as they live on with grace
choosing to live
with a smile
forsaking the shame-
that was not theirs
to uphold.

LIFE speaks LOUD
in these women.
Compassion for them
rings loud in my heart.


Please become aware of these most courageous women
Read and learn about their stories~     http://panzifoundation.org/Congo.aspx


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8 comments:

Stacie said...

Beautiful and moving. I love the image of the phoenix rising from the ashes...

Sara H said...

Had not heard of this. Definitely "loud courage." Your poem certainly conveyed it.

Lady Of Virtue said...

Courage indeed. Thank youfor your comments and care.

Jessie said...

Courageous in deed. Your poem is beautiful!
Jessie at JessieGunderson.com

Lady Of Virtue said...

Thank you Jessie. Please stop by LOV again.

Anne @ Modern Mrs Darcy said...

Nicol, this is really beautiful.

Crystal Mendez said...

Very nice

Crystal Mendez said...

Very nice

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