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Female Forces

by Chris Sorrenti


Who commands these Earthbound angels?
but he who gives radiance to flower
flight to butterfly

Trust their intuition
to lead the spiritually challenged to safety
an army of love ever at war

When crises spread
across humanity’s battlefield
count on them to wield the creator’s sword

 photo Amazons by Howard Jason Johnson 70kb.jpg

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Painting © and courtesy of Howard David Johnson

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08/01/2009

Author's Note: When originally posting this piece, I found Johnson’s painting to be a perfect match for what I was expressing in the poem. He was quite adamant about his work not being reproduced without his permission, and so I contacted him through one of his web sites, to tell him what I would like to do, at which point he gave me permission to marry his painting with my poem. So once again, special thanks to HDJ. What you see above now (June 2019) is the full painting in as large a resolution as available. For more information on the artist: Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_David_Johnson

Posted on 08/01/2009
Copyright © 2019 Chris Sorrenti

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Elizabeth Jill on 08/01/09 at 05:33 PM

Selah! ;)

Posted by Morgan D Hafele on 08/01/09 at 06:29 PM

this got me thinking about charlie's angels, it's the first stanza that did it and it's hard to kick that frame of thinking. the second stanza is really my favorite though.

Posted by Gregory O'Neill on 08/01/09 at 07:47 PM

Would sometimes seem God made man, and then said I can do better than that and made woman. Beauty, a dash of scorn, the are lovely Queen bees, all!

Posted by Glenn Currier on 08/01/09 at 10:53 PM

I bow with you to goddess power and its male-civilizing instinct. I appreciate your appreciation.

Posted by Wendy Sparling on 08/02/09 at 10:17 PM

I agree with Mogan, the first person I though of was, Farrah.

Posted by Wendy Sparling on 08/02/09 at 10:18 PM

Sorry for the typo, Morgan. Kudos Chris.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 08/03/09 at 08:18 PM

I love the title and the many meanings of it. There is a lot of punch in the phrase - "army of love". Thanks for this!

Posted by Charles E Minshall on 08/03/09 at 09:12 PM

Good one Chris....CharMin

Posted by Charlie Morgan on 08/04/09 at 08:11 PM

...top o' the heap tis this one and well deserved...a cadence of beauty...

Posted by James Zealy on 08/06/09 at 09:46 AM

women are caretakers, homemakers, carriers of life's seed and so much more. It seems even in business, the best make sure we are on the right path.

Posted by Julie Adams on 09/30/09 at 03:04 PM

I love this piece...how it admires the goddess of the woman and all the power she weilds...kudos!

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