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Shadow Keeper

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She was a shadow keeper
Hidden in the hush of quiet
A dreamer bright with
Living hopes and silent dreams

She was a door keeper
Closed off behind a veil of separation
A child slighted by cruel words
Backward glances and doubting ears

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She was a wound keeper
Sheltered in the cleft of broken bearing
A shattered heart with
Unspoken pain and smoldering embers

She was a sword-war keeper
Violently thrashing in her own bottled way
A bleeding warrior pierced
by the unbecoming and betraying embrace

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She is a story keeper
wholly embracing all of life
A woman on fire
With lovely chards of
Healing written across the sky

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In Honor of International Women’s Day – Spiritual Midwives


Today I find community in an unexpected place.  I find the birth of the real and authentic me in an unexpected place.  It is not in the physical realm because it was not born there.  It was born in the heart of a very brave woman whose own dream was set on fire.  Those flames have since ignited several burning embers amid a community of diverse women.  Women who, perhaps, once thought themselves irrelevant, voiceless, ashamed, shy, or fearful, and I was one of them – but not anymore.  Though I’ve been writing for a while, this is the year I’ve really been breaking out of the shell thanks to other blogger, women of faith, and my first synchroblog participation as inspired by Sarah BesseyContinue reading In Honor of International Women’s Day – Spiritual Midwives