The Truest Self

Raven Soul
11" x 14" acrylic on canvas panel


The Dawn won't find Her lacking
when the Sun shines on Her truth;
She's played the part
of a compassionate heart
and is blessed with Eternal Youth

Now She is the Raven of Evening,
the shaman born of dust
Beneath the sky, She dares to fly
beyond both fear and lust

She is a Phoenix of Midnight,
the flaming form inside the dark
She rests her feet
on a cosmic seat
as this world grows stark

Because Her past is no longer an issue
and She's done crying out to Fate;
She's risen past her fears, 
dried Her tears
and, above all, relinquished hate.