A Warrior Inside of Me

There’s a warrior inside of me

she gets me where I need to be

She slays dragons and fights monsters

all the horrific things that haunt her

She is stronger than you could fathom

she finds grounding where she lands on

She sings songs that soothe the soul 

when the world around her begins to unravel

She’s always been able to piece things back where they need to be

She’s always been braver than any could see

The warrior inside of me

I am she 

and she

is me


If “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” is true
Then where are my muscles of honor?
I’m long over due

If pressure makes coal into diamonds
Why aren’t I dazzling?
Shiny? or new?

They said “ it can’t rain forever”
But they’ve never experienced this weather
Must not live where I do

If “ tough times don’t last but tough people do”
Then why do I feel like I’m constantly coming unglued

They say” just keep swimming”
And I always do
As long as I’m living
My heart will stay true