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Woman Within



A cleft of virgin flesh still present,
A sliver of purity, yet untouched
(and unavailable, thank you so much)
Drives me - the last little part of me
That has yet to be misunderstood,
Raped and squandered,
Taken for his use, her use,
Even my own use.
And through that cleft shines
A brilliant light - my fire
From Woman Within
That drives me, and makes me
Beat my own breast in autonomy and creative lust -
But no,
You may NOT have it,
Touch it, see it, or steal it.
It is the Fire of Woman.
Look into the heart of it...
You will see God.

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This is about finding, protecting, and using the female voice in creative expression.

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Written on September 20, 2018

Submitted by KrissLuckett on September 20, 2021

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Kriss Luckett

Songwriter, amateur poet, professional performing musician. I'm also an artist, and "mom" to an amazing 12 year old son. I live in Indianapolis, IN with my husband and son (who are my musical partners), and a ridiculous number of pets. I'm a self-employed massage therapist, and have owned my own business since 2015. In my rare spare time, I like to kayak, camp, and bake, and I collect vinyl records. I have been a performing musician for 32 years, with roots in punk and alt-rock and modern folk. My non-musical writing has been mostly for my own personal enjoyment, but I am broadening my scope of exposure, and hope to publish at some point. I have recorded 6 albums in my music career, with aspirations of recording a solo record at some point in the near future. My inspiration comes from my own experiences, the experiences of friends and characters, musings on the state of the world and life in general, and stories I make up. I am not a "look out my window and ponder the flowers" sort of writer, although there's nothing wrong with that. I began writing for enjoyment in high school, when I had a teacher who recognized my penchant for writing "dark stories", and encouraged me to keep at it. I grew up in small town Indiana, where "girls just don't write such things", so I have kept most of my edgier writing to myself. This is the first place I've published anything that wasn't songwriting. Hope you enjoy my work. more…

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