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Indigo child

October 15, 2012

Indigo Child

Eyes ruined from neglect
Strained below all she holds-
Above all that slips away

Her gentle flame draws breath
Igniting strength of ashen dreams
Commanding smiles of passersby

Slipping between beats in time
She proclaims love her sacred hymn
And so dispels all earthly shadows

Her nest lies upon ancestral plains
Sweetness of Mother Earth’s bosom
Moonstones held by courageous grip

She sings of praise and of light
Soaring where lilies lift their heads
Enjoining colors of summer’s blush

Her sails harness elusive winds
Embracing fantasies –embracing tears
To reach the willows’ feathery tips

She perfumes life’s vibrant rings
Longing that cannot be quenched
Thirsting flight of circling dreams

Her mouth sweet with velvet petals
Deep rooted seeds- compel poetry
Indigo child- this child is she.

© Selena Howard,2012

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. Olan L. Smith permalink
    October 15, 2012 2:54 pm

    I love this poem and give you high praise (love the title, smile). Love, Olan

  2. Caddo Veil permalink
    October 15, 2012 3:06 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful.

    • October 15, 2012 4:56 pm

      Thank you Caddo. So much is going on right now I barely have time to breath much less write but I am pleased with this

  3. Julie Catherine permalink
    December 1, 2012 8:06 pm

    This is absolutely amazing, exquisitely written, and draws deeply from the well of the core of your soul; it is who you were, who you are, and who you will always be in your heart. Your child’s voice is an old soul, and is finally being heard in the most beautiful way possible. Beautiful poem, girlfriend – one of your best ever, I love this. xoxoxox

    • December 1, 2012 11:29 pm

      Thank you Julie you are one of few who truly know the cost paid for this piece . Indeed you may have something about the old soul I have always felt older than my years 🙂

  4. December 1, 2012 10:14 pm

    An absolutely magical poem.

    • December 1, 2012 11:32 pm

      Thank you Thomas , I needed to honor that little girl whose voice was often silenced or beaten into submission. This is for her,for me, for us both, for any child who has been abused , for all children are our children

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