Her Warrior Code – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

VJs Weekly Challenge – Warrior

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“She wasn’t looking for a knight, she was looking for a sword.” Atticus

Her Warrior Code

In the fog faintly came a path,
a clarity of who into doing,
born of the finest of blades,
a natal instinct so sharp it
would pass through love
unharmed, undivided, yet
the slightest sting, the steely 
eye, the voiced tone, just as the 
cradle rocked out she desired 
to nail the dissonance
arraigned against her sacrifice
of flesh to breath for a 
posterity of loved immortality,
birthed in a raw need to  not
be alone in the rags of polished
lies of promises long laughed
as known deceptions of self
flaunted as normal, but no,
she floated past the asphyxia
and sliced through the harm
laden treacle of judgement,
her warrior code carrying her
sacred child to templed life.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Filed under Free Verse, identity, life, poem, quote, relationship

20 responses to “Her Warrior Code – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. She has clarity of purpose, although I wonder about the pragmatic. Is she your anima?


  2. I rejected my warrior princess persona years ago. She demanded too high a price.

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  3. Lady Smith

    Yes Mr Paul🤗Love This One👏Im that lady with the sword, just Im slicing all evil in this world cause I’m 1 of Gods Serpents coming down and biting all the evil in the world not just the children of Israel🤔💁🏼

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  5. Love it, Paul! Well done! Michael

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