We, unaccustomed to courage
 exiles from delight
live coiled in shells of loneliness
until love leaves its high holy temple
and comes into our sight
to liberate us into life.

Love arrives and in its train
come ecstasies old memories
of pleasure ancient histories of pain.

Yet if we are bold,
 love strikes away
the chains of fear from our souls.

We are weaned from our timidity
In the flush of love’s light
we dare be brave.

And suddenly we see
that love costs all we are and will ever be.

Yet it is only love which sets us free.

~ Angelou Maya ~

– Post by Jen of Project BE Bold

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