She Lies Within

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 21:08 -- shiemil

Athena, Goddess of Wisdom and Battle Strategy,

Minerva, the wise old owl’s

    spirit 

is inside me

    perhaps 

as my (middle) namesake. 

Her wisdom breathes 

    down 

my neck, 

    courses

through my 

    brain

the gray-matter

    ever-expanding,

     contracting, 

moving miles

 and miles

within a minute. Knowing

that her soul 

    reaches 

many women 

     touches 

my own heart;

women ambitious, 

   intelligent, 

full of strategies

needed to get through life. 

Beautiful goddesses

    lie

in each 

and every-one 

of us;

aren’t we all 

   divine? 

Her spirit lies

    within

 each woman, 

an owl on the hunt, 

   wings spread, 

ready to take a dive

And

            jump

                    into the waters

                                 of life. 

This poem is about: 
Me

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