Hamsa: The Hand of Fatima
(courtesy of: http://mythologian.net/symbols-strength-extensive-list/)
You were whole along
Even when the weaponed words cut you
and hammered their hurt.
Tied you to the tracks
as the lumbering locomotive lurched towards you.
You defied the Damsel in Distress Delegations,
beating the drum to your own destiny.
You were pinpricked.
unexpected spatter that landed on the floor and walls.
Faint whispers of long ago depositions
and ugliness attempted a resurgence.
Someone poisoned the well,
but you refused to drink.
You tended the wound
and sealed the leak.
Retained your Integrity
Reminded once again that you will not be broken by ugliness and ignorance.
Day 3: This day sort of wrote itself. The details need not be regurgitated. I am grateful for the support I received and the beautiful reminder of who I am: a passionate woman who has a way with words and uses them well.