Unwavering

  I am a fighter, and I have yet to lose a battle.    un·wa·ver·ing ˌənˈwāv(ə)riNG/ adjective adjective: unwavering steady or resolute; not wavering. Here’s a universal truth about Crystal Gail Welcome (yes, third-person language). I’d like to think that all of this training leads me back to you. I’ve …

water

Rivers span, offering a belief in something greater than oneself Water flows, reminding of things that make us wild From oceans, we originate to waves we descend Hope for another day If the rapids swallow me, know that my life will carry on Crashing powerfully, gritted with sand beneath feet …

Power Less

Power Less Appearing, Disappearing, then re-appearing Unmasking Unraveling converting sound waves into electrical energy Appearing every syllable a simile comparing violations Disappearing, to passionate hate-filled words yelled lightly Unraveling stolen voices false accusations Unmasking lessening the ability power restored, brightly     April is National Poetry Month, and for the …

Being Brave

brave brāv/ adjective   ready to face and endure danger or pain; showing courage. For nearly 18 months, I walked around with a closed wound caused by an accident that occurred rapidly. On the outside, there was visual evidence of trauma, severe lacerations. I wore restrictive bandages trying to protect …