Goddess within

She touches her body
A palace of blood and bone
Sacred structure embraced
By silken café au lait

Invisible traceries of pure love
Travel through and through
Intrinsic and innate
Yet also fusing
Repairing that shattered and scarred
Broken long ago
Still settling in place

Her mind
Sacrosanct treasure
Undergoes most delicate
Extensive, condign
Of those repairs
Here, self-love is the foundation for what must be infused
The very breath she takes is naught for which to be forgiven
A strong sense of self-worth in the admixture, tis a critical component
The very space she inhabits within the world is no cause for guilt
Compassion for self, this too must be added
Tis acceptable, nay, essential to be kind to herself too

She caresses her mind with words elemental
Words she has sorely needed to say to herself
For none other can effect this work
None other can do this no matter how they've tried
Tis her journey
Though others will be crucial oases
In this wilderness
This is hers
And so it is
The goddess lives within…

€€€ Author's Note:

In his 1755 Dictionary of the English Language, lexicographer Samuel Johnson noted that "condign" was “always used of something deserved by crimes." Even today, it is most likely to be used to modify "punishment" or a related word, such as "redress," "justice," or "chastisement." And yet, "condign" (which traces to Latin com-,meaning "thoroughly," and dignus,meaning "worthy") once meant "worthy" or "of equal worth or dignity" in English. How did such a word get chained to "punishment"? It was apparently so condemned in the 1500s by the phraseology of the Tudor Acts of Parliament: "Former statutes … for lacke of condigne punishment … be littell feared or regarded."

Origin of CONDIGN
Middle English condigne, from Anglo-French, from Latin condignus,from com- + dignus worthy — more at decent
First Known Use: 15th century

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I am reclaiming condign's original meaning. I think it's about time…

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