She Lives

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She lives

       Nine hundred and counting

       Fire in her chest

       struggling for breath

She lives

       Hair singed

       her veil is lifted

       exposing her heart

She lives

       Buttresses flying

       gargoyles still grimacing

       holding her place

She lives

       Ageless beauty

       timeless strength

       Built for survival from birth

She lives

     Tattered and worn

     becoming more real

     through love and care

She lives, she breathes, she stands

      she loves – lady of our

      hearts.

19 Replies to “She Lives”

  1. Kate, you are amazing. I’ve known you for decades but I never knew the poetry that runs through you. So glad you’re sharing it now! XO Laura

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