Week 41 words from @waffle.irongirl: elder, mother, warrior, matriarch and elegant.
this elegant matriarch grips my hand fierecely
her fingers nobbly and twisted like tree roots
she gazes at me with kindly eyes
twinkling like light dancing on water
this warrior has always fought for her family
a mother to us all with her welcoming smile
she carries babes on her back with ease
and treads softly on the earth
for she is an elder of the land
Here are the words and my poem for the forty-first week of the 2019 Poetry Challenge.
If you want to join the 2019 Poetry Challenge, head on over to my Instagram account (@indraniperera) where I post the words for the week on Mondays (mostly) in my story. Write a poem and post it. Be sure to tag me and use the hashtags #2019poetrychallenge and #livepoetsclub. If you're not on Instagram, post your finished poem in the comments below so we can all read your masterpiece.
If you don't want to write a poem, you can still be part of the 2019 Poetry Challenge. Send me five random words and I'll write a poem with them. Either dm me on Instagram with the words or put them in the comments box below.