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LATORIAL FAISON was born April 14, 1973 in Southampton County, VA. She is author of eleven poetic titles, including best-selling Amazon Kindle titles Mother to Son, I Am Woman, flesh, Love Poems, The Marriage Bed, the 28 Days of Poetry Celebrating Black History series, and children's book, Kendall's Golf Lesson. This University of Virginia and VA TECH graduate's poetry and prose have appeared in Mandala Journal, The Watering Hole, Obsidian, About Place Journal, Blackberry: a magazine, Chickenbones, Kalyani, Deep South Magazine, The Chattahoochee Review, Poetry Quarterly & elsewhere. Visit Faison online at Invite her to your next event. Purchase her books in paperback and downloadable eBook formats at Amazon or Barnes n' Noble online booksellers.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Born to Slay the Dragon

by Latorial Faison

The power's in the poem
This void filled with the presence
Of Holy ghost(s) speaking life

To tiny bones, little big
One born to slay the dragon
With a gold ring & three sons

Oh life, where's your victory
& love, where is it, thy joy?
Held captive by new giants 

Philistines of the same hell 
Come to slay & prey on me
Leave me bowed yet incomplete

Shifting unknown paradigms
Intersecting & crossing
Over life's greatest divides

Settling old & new scores
Between people, families 
Races, nations, ideals, faiths

I am not afraid to die
My lips, they fight the battle
My pen, it wages the war.

Copyrighted April 14, 2016 Latorial D. Faison

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