‘Nevertheless, She Persisted’: A Shield Maiden Collaboration

Originally posted on Sudden Denouement Collective:
1Wise-Woman Her words, her will, her worth Trampled and trodden Forgotten But for her Flickering light Fueled by ferocity Molded with might Courage compiled Resilience reconciled Wolves wryly grin Circling again Nevertheless, she persisted   Christine Ray She was told little girls should be seen, not heard but silence…

Forged of Flame: A Shield Maiden Battle Song

Originally posted on Blood Into Ink:
(Kindra M. Austin) The fire that whelms me does    not consume; for it is mine own— I do control inferno, a blood-borne lust to conquer pain— Here you come with buckets of water, and a head distended with ego convinced I’m a woman in distress The fire that…