Girl, you are a woman now.

blood on your lies(A personal poem to remember power.)

 

Girl, you are a woman now;

How will you run?

When the flood comes,

Life bears down,

Sore and tired,

Deep wounding.

And you realise,

there is blood

on those lies.

Remember,

There is no ‘away’

When the wolf

Comes prowling.

Embracing wildness,

Forgiving the lack

Of teaching.

Girl, woman,

Mother soon.

Raw mystery,

A hundred thousand

Beating hearts

Encircle history,

The pulse before

And the whisper after.

How do we run?

Some run to find,

there is no ‘away’.

Some remember to

run with the wolves’.

We weren’t taught how;

We just ran!

Lisa Goodwin 27/7/2016

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