joan of arc syndrome…

joan of arc syntrome

a wanna-be-joan of arc
her paper cut wounds
transubstantiated
into nails
nails
driven into her palms
by the hand
of
her own insanity
wounds that
define her
without them
she would not be
a saint
just another
social prostitute
accepting payment
in exchange
for services rendered
such reality would be
too distasteful
better
to create
a glorious history of
battles fought
and
enemies conquered
for
once one
accepts
that
truth
is but
what one chooses
to believe
the
dragons
can be
made real
in the minds
of even
the wise

4 thoughts on “joan of arc syndrome…

  1. This had me think on a totally different plane – there are many who have chosen a singular path, looked after the weak / the abused they were excused by society as crazy people. I guess it boils down to the intent in the individual’s mind.
    Obviously a fine, thought provoking poem.

    Beauty’s Day
    water flows in but a trickle
    love the land

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