We, unaccustomed to courage
are exiled from sheer delight
where we live coiled in shells of loneliness,
until love echoes our names from a distance
to liberate us from darkness into light.
Love finally arrives!
in its train come fresh ecstacies,
reviving fading old memories of pleasure;
blotting off histories of numbing pain.
now, we are bold
as love strikes away chains of fear
from our souls.
We are weaned from our timidity
In the flashes of love’s light
we dare to be brave, and
suddenly seeing that love loves us
in what we are, and will ever be.
It is only love that can set us free.
(c) Neofloetry, 2017
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