I finished writing this poem today and present it here for thoughts. I am quite fond of it, although some people have read it and been uncomfortable with its expressions.
The poem speaks to my life. I am coming to the end of a significant amount of Shadow work, and this is a celebration of that. I have reclaimed and am healing shards of my soul, embraced many of my issues and wrestled with personal demons. I feel like now I come from a place of power that was meant for me, if only I dared to come this far.
Perhaps that is why this poem makes people so uncomfortable.
I am the uncomfortable silence,
I am the calm before the storm.
A friend may partake in my peace
While the foe shall hear no alarm.
I am sister-wife of The Mad,
I am the daughter of Gangleri.
A friend shall enjoy my aid,
While the foe fearful of my company.
I am she who rests in nightmares,
I dance where others dare creep.
Do not think that I am defenseless
Attack me, and pain you shall reap
Is there still a question of my loyalty?
Do I still belong in the house I dwell?
Oh I assure you, the wolf within is quite content,
Yet ever willing to come out of my shell