Posted by: Anonymous Me | January 24, 2011

Poem of the Week!

If List #4 had included people, not just leaders, by whom I am inspired, then at the top of the list would be Maya Angelou. She is so lyrical…I just really enjoy how she perceives and portrays the world.

Touched by an Angel
by: Maya Angelou

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.

Lovingly,

Me!

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