War Goddess


TamTalk!!! Vol. 1, Issue 14



This one is for our daughters and baby sisters who are watching our every move while making their own decisions and charting their own paths! 

I wrote the first draft of this poem when my daughter was 2 years old.  That’s her in the pic featured here already determined and armed with her own ideas and gifts!  She is now 19 blazing her own path and trail with a fierceness that I admire and that inspires me. 

I pray that I reflect that same fierceness blessed with a love and grace that she too admires.  The poem says the rest:

Daughter, War Goddess,


eyes, molasses pools

fishing mine,

although you came ready-made, know that

I, your servant,

will pull the thread

from the very last horizon

and weave elegant mail

to gird you.

I will melt stars,

hammer for hours your shield.

With these mouths of mine,

I, ju woman,

will break bread of stone,

swallow the moon full,

drink a river rushing

and sop blood with a biscuit

for you.

With mortal arms, feeble hands, and wilting fingers,

I will reach beyond the bowels of time,

bring forth your sword.


Earth Daughter,

even as an old woman,

I, ever pregnant with laughter,

surrounded by striplings

showering seeds

upon my whirling garden,

shall dance along the beach’s edge

gathering shells and bones,

casting psalms upon the waters.

I shall dance along that beach’s edge

in praise of your victory infinite.                             @ 2013, Tamara J. Madison


How do you inspire your daughter(s)?  How does she inspire you? Have you let her know lately? You just might want to share this poem with her!


I look forward to hearing from you!


As always,

Be Joyful,

Be Creative,

Be Inspired,



Tamara October 02, 2013 @10:30 pm
Thanks for stopping by Natasha and for the encouragement. Check back to see updates and surprises on the blog! Blessings to you!
Natasha Smith-Baksh October 02, 2013 @07:22 pm
This is a lovely poem, as a mother with a daughter and lots of young women in my family I try to be a positive role model. Tamara you are a great writer, thxs for sharing your work.
Tamara October 02, 2013 @03:44 pm
Thanks Adams Murphy for stopping by the blog and taking the time to respond. I appreciate the feedback and encouragement!
Adams Murphy October 02, 2013 @03:20 pm
So deep sense for the ladies! Thanks for this
Tamara October 02, 2013 @01:41 pm
Thanks, Sage! Our being mothers to each others' daughters is critical for growth and support all the way around! The more mothers in the village the better!
Sage October 02, 2013 @10:01 am
I love this so much. Both as a woman who has several young women I love like my own daughters and as someone's daughter.
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