Romana Ercegović

I Had a Vision

A Poem by Romana Ercegović

I had a vision.
I entered a sacred temple shining in bright light.
I saw a woman.
She was dancing.
Who is she? I thought.
In reply I heard a voice:

Woman inside of you lives for love.
She gives away her grace and beauty.
She knows no other way.
She is gentle, loving, understanding.
And she is vulnerable.
Because she loves so much,

she is so vulnerable.
She can not defend herself.
It’s so easy to put her down,
to disrespect her, to disgrace her.

I will protect her. I will respect her. I will love her.
I whispered.

From the theater performance of Mary Magdalene, written in 2007 by Romana Ercegović

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