from Mimic, a new book of poems

This is an epic story. I think about leaders like Marianne Williamson, this could be about her —or when I first wrote the words I felt like it was Maharet from Anne Rice’s Queen of the Damned traveling 6 millennia to protect her daughter. Either way, it’s a poem instilled with courage and enormous love. I dedicate it to them both.


I Come from a long line of powerful women
they were warriors
of light
whom built bridges
nations would cross

They were homesteaders
and herders
and shepherds
and queens
I come from a long line of powerful women

I come from kingdoms
that did not incarcerate
but set free
the peaceable

I come from Mary
and Eva
and Amina
and Lady Jane Grey

They were huntresses
of right mindedness
gathering fruits
from trees bared
wisdom infinite

I come from them all
do not question
my worth —
request my gift
I come from a long line of powerful women

© 2019 Richard Silvia

About The Artist:

Richard’s calling card reads “Include, Choose Love over Fear, Follow your Dreams, Build a Better World, Be kind and Gentle, Expand Life to Include Everything! Inspire Global Thinking!”

Social artist, author, thinker, Richard is the founder of yesrising.com, creator of No Fear Friday (TM), and songwriter at Rick Eva Music. A book that’s been called “a piece of art”,The Grace of Redefining Love is available on Amazon — and find his most recent offering No Fear Friday here

An online writer for The Power of the Heart + Thrive Global, Richard is an advocate of Love + Inclusive thinking, partner of John, lover of sandy beaches, and addicted to 90% dark chocolate—with a bucket list that includes going to the Azores to feel his grandparents land.

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