She always reminded me of a princess...
a Warrior Princess
long shiny blackish hair
smooth brown skin
eyes like deep pools of midnight
even her name was exotic
I watched her from afar....
learned her strategies
purpose and drive
generosity and kindness
But no one knew the hidden battle she endured....
until much later
how the enemy
manipulated her trust
held her captive
pierced her soul with arrows of shame
Yes, for a while.... my
Warrior Princess was
fractured into tiny pieces of her former self
But now, once again, stronger than ever....
she has overcome...
discovered her true worth
claimed her rightful place in the line of nobility...
anew and restored
for L and everyone who has overcome great challenges in life (which is probably all of us)
*photo courtesy of google images