The Warrior and the Dandelion Queen
Poetry by Kris Jordan (c) 2015
I am a warrior and I will fight for her
Her, with the wild morning hair,
eyes that haven’t been fogged by hurt,
a heart full of wonder,
beating in rhythm with me,
She need not be locked up in a fridgid marble castle.
She is free to run
with bare feet
on the cool ground
and in the warmth of the sun.
I am a warrior and I will protect her.
That’s why she created me.
She created my flowing purple cape.
With a spin and a flick it changes me into any creature
imagined or real
or, with a snap, create a perfect boundary
or rose petals.
She created my scales, my feathers, my oversized eyes like those of an owl
so I can see more of everything
tangible or perceived.
I will fight
for her dreams, vibrant with hope
For her ears, not rusted form stinging salts
For her fingers that fashion crowns of dandelions.
I will fight
for her belief she can be anything
for her playfulness
for her joy.
My sword will be drawn on those who arrive with malice
those who tempt her with doubt and fear and comparisions
Those who seek to put out her light
I become a dragon and incinerate them
all of them
to protect us
to protect me
to protect the Dandelion Queen
I felt very empowered writing this poem. The concept was this little girl, yes even my inner child and a guiding force I name “Krissy”. She is innocent and should always be. She is a creator. She creates a shapeshifter who is her warrior- one who can keep her safe from the world, internally and externally to keep her creating, as she was intending to do.
I also loved the idea of the boundaries she can create- those invisable, those of distance, those of concrete, and those that are lighter, like rose petals. I think as we move through life we need to know with whom to set the right type of boundaries, not being too soft or too firm, but trusting ourselves.
Who is your inner child’s warrior?