The Free Spirit

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Arms spread wide to touch the sky,
She embraces all she is,
Not missus or madame or ma’am or mom,
She is definitely a Miz.

Her heart, it soars, it flies, it sweeps,
It blasts all in its path,
In fiery passion and flaming expression,
Her joy can flash to wrath.

In highs and lows, there’s no mid-ground,
Adventures are a must,
Experience is first upon her list,
In this, she’ll always trust.

Brazen and brave, she takes such risks,
And always bets her all,
And though catastrophe abounds,
She learns from every fall.

Her heart is light and heaven-bright,
Still full of innocence,
The twisted world has not impressed,
Or made its own imprints.

The future, now, still seems far off,
She’ll plan for that tomorrow.
Today, she’s all wrapped up in now,
And trouble, she won’t borrow.

She’s currently in the prime of life,
The world bends to her will,
And though someday, her age will fray,
For now, she takes her fill,

Of life, of hope, of love’s sweet passion,
Imagination free,
She revels in joy and tastes the day,
Content to simply be.

~Amarine Rose Ravenwood

Originally Published by Voice of Eve, Issue 2, 2018

Delicate Strength on Graceful Grit

Amarine Rose Ravenwood is the pen name of Lorraine Hall, for her preteen, teen, and young adult fantasy fiction writing as well as for some of her poetry. This poem was written by the same person, only under her real name. The poem is hosted on a group publication through the University of Colorado Denver called Graceful Grit. If you enjoy feminine poetry, you might enjoy this poem:

“Delicate Strength” poem on Graceful Grit

Lorraine is a member of the group publication and a student at UC Denver, although she is due to graduate this coming December. In addition to this poem, there are articles on Graceful Grit by Lorraine, as well as articles by the other members of the publication group.