Saturday, December 29, 2007

the inking man

tough as nails

her back hath its new ink,
though seldom ever seen.
she had months to ponder and think
and to come up with the green.

she wrapped herself in her cloak
with her customdesign in hand
and ventured to the parlor of smoke,
looking for the inking man.

yes! she had conquered this year-
when her heart was crushed,
as God held her & her wombfruit near
while numerous cries were hushed.

oh, time beats and the wind blows.
this girl doth not moan nor wail.
she patiently waits once more for love to show.
'tis apparent, she is as tough as nails.


Linda said...

Tough as nails with a gentle loving heart.

Sweet Remembrance said...

I love your tattoo!
It is so you...
Happy New Year

fiwa said...

sistergirl, we are all holding your heart for you, in safekeeping.

I'm not sure which I like more, the 'too or the poem. They're both perfectlybeautifully you.

Alison Gibbs said...

Great design and sentiments.
You should be proud of what you have achieved this last twelve months.
Happy New Year.

martha brown said...

This is beautiful! Congratulations on not just surviving, but flourishing this year!!!

devotedsatellite said...

your tattoo is gorgeous! i've never seen one like it... is this your first?
your poem is very pretty as well. i admire the strength you reveal through your poetry and artistic ink design.

A bird in the hand said...

That's one classy bit of ink!
You are my hero.

Val said...

Ohhhhhh, awesome! Good for you!

Brad said...

Her heart and soul are ones of steel,
and she is a Lioness -

Maybe just now coming into her own ?

We are all a composite of every relationship we ever have.

Love too you sister.

Ginni Dee said...

I loveLoveLOVE it!

Sweetie, your attitude and your tattoo speak volumes about ARE strength and beauty!

I jest love ya girliegirl,

P.S. Inquiring minds want to know and since no one else asked...Where exactly is that on your body? Hmmmmm???

Cheryl said...

It's beautiful and tough at the same time. I love it!

Scheherazaad said...

Wow!! What a talent. Love the poem and the ink.

jackie said...

Good golly! Did it hurt?
Jack and I were watching the Amazing Race a few weeks ago and they had to get a tatoo. I asked him if he would have done it and he said "NO"!

You've got cohones my friend lol.

Suzanne said...

I'm with Ginni Dee - where is that? Looks to me to be just above what we lovingly refer to around here as the Great Divide. :)

Hats off to you, girl - I'll have to go back and read about your year, as I'm new here. But, I have a sneaking suspicion that you and I have much in common.

Shabby Cottage Boutique said...

I am 52 and have been desiring a tattoo and motorcycle??!!

Amysatx said...

Whoa! Cool tat-LOVE IT!!!

The Artful Eye said...

Lovely Tatoo! Bravo it's unique.

Andie-The Brown Bee said...

That's one righteous tatt...on one gem of a kickass chicarita!
Ever in awe...xoxoxo

Andie-The Brown Bee said...

That's one righteous tatt...on one gem of a kickass chicarita!
Ever in awe...xoxoxo

Real Live Lesbian said...

Lovely poem to go along with your gorgeous ink!

Happy New Year!

MaryF said...


Sorry we didn't make it down tonight - J went to Alex's and I went to the movies and another buddy's house. Hope y'all had fun!

Keely said...

Dawn, you are amazing! Your poem is so wonderful, and your design for the tatoo is simply inspired. So glad your "inking man" is talented enough to make your designs a reality.


diane said...

...well you finally got it ~ dawn, you ARE tuff as nails in my book. Happy NEW Year~

Rachel Louise said...

Wow woman! Another tat??

I love it! =D It's so.... You! I like the flowers and leafs. And congrats on surviving a whole year being single.

michelle ward said...

*high five!*