I Ain’t No Damsel


You have mistaken me

for a damsel in distress

waiting for the handsome prince

to come rescue me

slay the dragon

You seem to be under the mistaken impression

that I have no backbone

that previous violations of my boundaries

as a girl child

has left me spineless


You appear to be implying that I am looking

for the right man to come and save me

from my darkness

lead me lovingly into the light

into normalcy

away from the broken thing

you seem to feel I am

You seem to believe that when I write

about my sexuality

that this actually has something to do with you


Let me set the record straight

am the fucking dragon

I saved myself long ago

I have a steel reinforced spine

a barbed tongue that roars truth

I have learned to love my darkness

I have learned to love my light

I have no desire to hear what inappropriate

unwelcome things

you would like to do to my body

last time I checked you are not my lover

my words are not an engraved invitation

into my bed

or the inside of

my head

My pen is a flaming sword

and I am not afraid of fire


© 2017 Christine Elizabeth Ray – All Rights Reserved

40 thoughts on “I Ain’t No Damsel

  1. OMG! So powerful. I am printing out a hard copy and having it framed. It belongs right where I can see it everyday and remember that I AM! Thank you for sharing your talent, your thoughts, and yourself.

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  2. Amen to that! This is empowering, it gives women the strength to know, that they don’t need men, that they are their own saviors, that they are, their own Princes Charming…


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