A white bird of peace
Flies into the endless skies of blue.
She escapes the red of pain,
Giving hope for the day anew.
© An Offbeat Bluestocking, 2015
I thought of drawing her face with a sad expression, but when she started forming on paper, La Française (The French Woman) didn’t want to look sad. I tried several times to get her frown, creased eyebrow and even a tear, but still she defied me. That’s when I realized, she doesn’t want to be sad. No, she is strong and will be defiant to weakness because that is the last thing she is.