Damsel Rescue Yourself by Laura McNaughton is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
June 2013 Poem-A-Day Challenge – Poem #5 (Damsel Rescue Yourself)
Girls need stories Girls need stories from their mothers and grandmothers Girls need stories Stories about being a woman Stories about why it is amazing to be a woman Deep and ancient stories that ring in our bones Tell me a story … Once upon a time there was a young woman who wore a red cloak because she had reached the age of sexual maturity. One day she left the security of her mother’s home for the wilderness The wilderness tested her. The wilderness tempted her with the promise of base and wolfish pleasure. She arrived safely at the home of the Crone who would teach her the ways of women. She was tested there. She learned the ways of women, and learned to live with her wolf. Stories told to lift us up Stories about being powerful about using our bodies for work and love and pleasure and protecting our families Stories about the wisdom our elders hold Girls need stories in which the damsel rescues herself