Mademoiselle de la Forêt

She exuded class, with talent and care,

Despite all hard times that had come before.


Treating all those around her with kindness,

Helping her friends overcome their despair,

All by being herself, never spineless.


In adoration of her strength, I stay,

Grateful to be close to this warrior;

    A warrior of light

         Of beauty,

         Of sight.


In all of the words that she speaks,

    And all of the pictures she shoots,

         She’s majestic, like the tree of life,

And I’m thankful to know her roots.



This is a poem from Nolan Storey’s latest book, “Damning Love; Poems of Pain and Perversion, Interrupted by Hope.” You can learn more about this new collection of poetry as well as purchase it here!  100% of the proceeds from this book go to the struggling writers of New Orleans!  Well… one of them anyways.  


Editor’s Note: Make sure you check out some of Big Easy Magazine’s previously featured poets!  Works by Julia Gene Taylor, Sharita Sims, Molly Kirschner and Caroline Greenberg are excellent places to start!


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