Flowers Episode 1: Soul Soldier

I was humbled
When she first uttered those words
Out a crowd full of poets
Soul Soldier
Indeed I felt those weighted words
Egotistical yet introverted  
I wasn't sure how to show my appreciation
Thus the apprehension
But as Time humbles
I see what she always saw
True and full of Blues
She understood my Soldier
The one that carries on in spite of myself
That lone Underdog
On a hill littered with convictions
Fighting for Love...for art
For my own humanity
Dodging spiritual landmines
Crossing deadlines
Still alive
Now counting Blessings
One by one
And this precious Blessing
I speak of right now
Is indeed a Rose  
Thorned by misunderstandings
Her Crown frowned upon by
The uninitiated
A raw nerve sensitized to the Universe
Adorned and scorned
She carries on through this dichotomy
A Warrior Woman worn...torn
Forever she finds ways to  
Peace herself back together
One poem at a time
She has always been my Sister Soldier
In darkness and Light
So I take this Time to gift her flowers
To thank her for her words of Wizdom and inspiration
Her silence and understanding
The beauty of her grandeur and humility
Out and now
In a room full of poets.
Thank you for being you, Brenda
From Soul to Soul
Your friend
Written by Naajir
Author's Note
Time stamped 2013

You were one of the very first
to make me feel at home on this site
It was a crowd back then
very loud and rambunctious
and we have certainly weathered the storms,
many of our own making, yes?

Now it's turned into a very intimate room
and our poet/poetess is still standing
in the aftermath...imperfect yet still pushin through
with that pen...fighting the good fight
10 years and counting

Cheers to you, my Lady
My fellow OG
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