Lyric Fire: Warrior Princess

Just steps away from greatness, but the journey is tedious, brain-breaking and hard

Tunnels of light just beyond the door threaten to pierce its way through,

but tired eyes only see darkness

The sound of success is slowly traveling to the eardrums

but they are about to shut down because of the recent silence


Staying steady, focused and faithful is a daily chore and the warrior princess

feels guilty, ashamed and unworthy for faltering in the beliefs she knows are true

What should she use as encouraging food?


When the phone rings

but only brings news of another bill

and no dream fulfilled

it can wear a spirit down,

chip away at the armor of confidence


A hush washes over the landscape of the mind

taking it back to a time of wonderment and possibilities


Happiness was in a song

joy a butterfly’s wing

a poem penned

a good grade on an English paper

knowing that you were wanted by colleges

admired by teammates, classmates and the boy who lived two blocks over

the walk to the pizza parlor to buy a slice

a sprint around your high school track

a letter in the mail from your best friend away at school

your cat’s soft meow

your fish slowly approaching the top of the tank waiting for you to feed them


Renewed strength can be found

in a deep breath

a memory

a slowing down of the scattered mind to a time of innocence


It’s no different now

There are always new things to marvel over

Free yourself warrior princess

There is no war

The fight is only within you

Call a truce

Sit back, relax

Drink life’s juice

Know that the reality of goals is concrete


Smile at the possibilities

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Nov 1, 2009 | Posted by in Blog, TAMspiration, Tamstarz Poetry | Comments Off on Lyric Fire: Warrior Princess
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