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Lover and Fighter

Baffling, the turmoil, this warrior she, with fiercest desire to safeguard the weak and innocent, rises to squelch hostile fire, protecting when able with crafts she’s acquired. But lover prevails; she won’t raise a fist, lest push comes to shove, and villain persists. She elects tactful words to settle the score; oft slighting herself, yet for others she'll roar... And tear limb from limb when concessions won’t do (her mind bends a notch when defender steps through). Because she wants peace to fully endure, she stays combat-ready with aims to secure. With zest for the fight, she regards skillful motion, though harm by her hand is a sickening notion. 1/28/20 For POLARITIES AND PARADOXES Contest Sponsored by Line Gauthier

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Date: 4/17/2021 4:26:00 AM
Wonderful writing and thoughts. You're a gifted writer. God bless you my friend and thank you for your kind heart. Love, Gina
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Date: 4/21/2021 9:30:00 PM
Thank you so much, Gina : ) So glad to know you enjoyed this. I really appreciate the kind words you have left here <3
Date: 12/8/2020 1:24:00 AM
Hi HT, As I read the words in your poem, I smiled. I can definitely identify with your lover and fighter. She prefers to settle things peacefully but if push comes to shove she will be combat ready. I absolutely love this piece and it flows beautifully. Well done! :-)
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Date: 12/8/2020 12:01:00 PM
Thank you so much, Anne. So nice of you to stop by and leave your always welcomed thoughts ~ I appreciate it very much : )
Date: 1/28/2020 2:52:00 PM
Nice take on the contest... We all need to be s combination of both... Your poem flows and rhymes very well .
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Date: 1/28/2020 10:09:00 PM
Thank you so much Silent One! For women, the combination doesn't always jive with societal norms, but hard to fight one's instincts and passion.
Date: 1/28/2020 8:08:00 AM
Love is her first response but fight she will if she must. You built her portrait well balancing her emotions. Loved the powerful lines in your poem:And tear limb from limb when concessions won’t do...she stays combat-ready with aims to secure. I see her fiery image in your words. All the best HT.
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Date: 1/28/2020 12:59:00 PM
Thank you, Vijay. I'm so happy to know you see her as able to balance the two, though it is an interesting combination. I really appreciate your feedback on this highly irregular 'sonnet' ;)
Date: 1/28/2020 7:41:00 AM
Excellent write, HT. Best wishes in the contest.
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Date: 1/28/2020 12:49:00 PM
Thank you very much, Charlie! :)
Date: 1/28/2020 7:13:00 AM
Remind me to never get on her bad side. :) This was wonderful HT. I love the comparison of the two emotions you have expressed. Wonderfully written.
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Date: 1/28/2020 12:48:00 PM
Lol. Wasn't sure how this would be recieved. Thank you for your kind and humorous remarks :)