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Inspired by a quote from a poet named Hafiz- "The sun never says to the earth, "You owe me." Look what happens with a love like that. It lights up the whole sky." I agree with that, or otherwise what's the point, we just live in fear of love.

Open hands
with signs of scars-
a beating soul
set free from

and i flew
and i always will
and so will you
and time and space

offer only this
offer fullness
and closed eyes
in rooms where
i can only taste
and feel you


so much
and love and
so much fear

makes lifeless
from colorless

-yet living-

yet living
is ice-cream cold
and bruised knees
and hearing you
and seeing you

and i will live
i will choose
and live and
bruise, melt ,


love, yes,
just love.

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Reviewed by Lois Christensen
Reviewed by Cherise Carroll
What is the point indeed! Half the fun is in the mess we make! Love is a treat that should be enjoyed with the understanding that it is sweet, but it can get sticky..."and live and bruise and melt" a subliminal message of loving oneself enough to try love again? Wonderful poem Michelle!
Reviewed by Gianetta Ellis
Really beautiful.
Reviewed by John Leko
...wonderful write of the heart Michelle...
Reviewed by Sheila Roy
There is always risk involved where the heart is concerned. A powerful poem! Hugs~
Reviewed by Connie Faust
Made me think of the old song, "You always hurt the one you love"
For one reason or another, love includes pain. Love is not possession, but selflessness, or unselfishness, as you have written.
The open, scarred hands, whether you intended it or not, speak of the greatest love--the love of Jesus Christ as He bore the sins of those He loved.
Yes, love. Wonderful writing!

Reviewed by Bernice Lakota
Awesome write Michele!
Reviewed by Gene Williamson
A loving and lovely poem, Michelle. Love is its own feedback. - gene
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
Much thought provoking words here Michelle. I came to the epiphany yesterday that the fear of love is what keeps us from loving. I was faced with that fear and after reading your poem, I feel very clear about my,
Peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Reviewed by Rose Rideout
Another excellent write Michelle. Thank you for sharing.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Suzie Palmer
Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant Michelle!
Love it!! Yes, love... we love, and melt and bruise for it!
Powerfully written!!

Love, Suzie :-D
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
If only the entire world would read these lines and allow it to penetrate, we just might have a much better world, well said...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Absolutely beautiful, meaningful, thougth provoking lines, Michelle, exquisitely penned and felt! Well done -

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
"otherwise what's the point, we just live in fear of love"

These words and the whole poem have given me substance for reflection, Michelle. You have powerfully emphasized what love can be. Thank you for sharing this offering. Love and best wishes,

Regis (Reg) xo
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