“Sweet girl” she whispered, through the silence
Of that dark night, that soft solitude
The universe told me though my own ears:
“Sweet girl, you can never be fully grown
In a life of constant evolution.
Embrace that child in you
Let me hold and rock her to sleep
And know that all the while
You are also the Goddess that reigns
Over the world you build and walk in.
You are both my child, my little love
Growing, learning to run, singing.
And the queen I myself send out
The queen that conquers.
Know that no matter
How this cruel world may
Break and batter your kind heart
And make you feel otherwise with their actions,
You are loved. Completely.
And here in the arms of my silent night
You are always welcome to come and rest.
In the days of your life
You are the fierce warrior who’s brow must
Be stiff. But here, in your aloneness
You are welcome to let go into the night
And I will recruit all the stars
To catch you while you fall.”
Original poetry by Rachael Yahne
Rachael Yahne is a writer, award-winning blogger, essayist, and speaker. Her work has been featured online and in print internationally including Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, The Huffington Post, and The Seattle Times, as well as two books. At age 17, Rachael fought stage 4B Lymphoma cancer, the experience of which continues to shape her life and art.
For more about Rachael’s story and her work visit www.RachaelYahne.com