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A Woman's Adventure: First Draft

By: C. M. Brighid Bachleda

Created: March 20, 2017 | Updated: March 20, 2017

Genre : Fantasy

Language : English

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A Woman's Adventure: First Draft

Maiden, Mother, Crone;

Three stages of women,

All the same and are one.

Sisters;

Come gather round!

Swords-woman;

Have a care in carrying your blade.

Mistress of the Blade;

War calls to you,

March with your sisters side by side.

But have a care and be careful;

Do not lose your life

Maiden;

Have a care that you do not cut yourself,

War has a way to steal a Maiden's innocence

So have a care and be careful.

Mother;

Off to war you go and leave your family behind,

You are protecting them from the evils of the world.

But have a care and be careful;

War has a way of stealing a Mother from her family.

Crone;

The sword has become heavy to lift

And the armor has become heavy to wear.

Where will your weary bones rest after battle?

Have a care and be careful;

War is never gentle but he does honor the Crone.

Enchantress;

Have a care of the Arcane.

Lady of Magic;

The World of Magic can be dangerous,

Have a care a be careful

That you do not burn your life away.

Maiden;

Have a care that you do not burn yourself,

Wonders you will see but at a price

Have a care and be careful.

Mother;

Wonder-wielding and fire-fierce,

You weave spells to protect your children.

But have a care and be careful

There is a price to pay.

Crone;

Your cauldron is overflowing,

You hold knowledge of great wonder

Teach others of what you know.

But have a care and be careful

Your body and mind are paying the price.

Adventure awaits you but…

Are you willing to pay the price?

Maiden, Mother, Crone;

Swords can become too heavy to wield

Blades can shatter in a forge or in battle or rust in the rain.

Swords can be sheathed in scabbards or in death

Through your wanderings and at the adventure's end

Will you lie in a unmarked and nameless grave?

Adventure hold many choices…

What path will you choose?

Maiden, Mother, Crone;

The Arcane can be dangerous to follow

Fires go out, dimmed in ash and frozen in ice

Your light fades or burns out and leaves you blackened.

Through your wanderings and at the adventure's end

Will you lie in a unmarked and nameless grave?

Maiden, Mother, Crone;

Three stages of women

All the same and are one.

Maiden

Your adventure has begun

Hone your blades and hands

Mother

Swords and scabbards vary in size

A lens of ice may spark a light

Crone

Your feet have become weary

And your bones must rest.

Sisters

Come gather round…

No matter how many adventures you wonder on

There is only one thing that you must keep in mind…

When your adventures ends and your spirit needs rest

Remember your hearth and family is waiting for your return home

And that is where your heart lies.

Maiden, Mother, Crone…

Your story has just begun!

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  • C. M. Brighid Bachleda

    Once again I am Reviewing my own work; anyone who reads A Woman's Adventure: First Draft will be wondering... Why did this writer use Crone? When I first wrote A Woman's Adventure; it did begin with Maiden, Mother and Crone...I decided to rewrite and post the first draft to see if anyone wants to compare the first draft with the current.

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