Love Post #2

The following poem is a personal favorite of mine.  In 2006 I read it at my best friend’s wedding.  I had offered to sing an acoustic version of “Crash Into Me” by Dave Matthew’s Band, but I think she was afraid it would steal show,  understandably.  It was her wedding after all.  So I lent my spoken word talents on a scenic Northern California autumn afternoon, at one of the most beautiful weddings I’ve attended to this day.  Today we are anxiously waiting for the arrival of her second child, a baby girl she plans to name Andrea.  Ok, that’s not for sure, but I’m just putting it out there.  Please enjoy my second installment of love inspired poetry, and have a beautiful weekend, lovers.  xo Dre

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.

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