Peaceful Resistance

Courtesy: Pixabay
Covering her ears,
she knelt.
Angry voices
Wanting extremism,
Even if
that wasn't her way.

She found her breath.
Held it.
Exhaled slow.
Her heart
raised her
to her feet,
in but a whisper.

she wouldn't yell.
It wasn't
to enable hiding.
to save the world
first required
the peace within
to save herself.

August 2021
Christina Anne Hawthorne

About Christina Anne Hawthorne

Alive and well in the Rocky Mountains. I'm a fantasy writer who also dabbles in poetry, short stories, and map making. My Ontyre tales are an alternative fantasy experience, the stories rich in mystery, adventure, and romance. Alternative fantasy? Not quite steampunk. Not quite gothic. In truth, the real magic is in those who discover what's within.
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