A Brave Truth

Love this poem. Love this little horse – actually he’s a stallion with Sarah Hollis. He gives us who he is, what he means, where he stands – everyday, every way. And who are we. And what do we do. And how do we treat him or each other or anything.

I love Maya Angelou. I’m glad she has the temerity to write, to be , to stand here, wherever she is, whoever she is.

A Brave and Startling Truth

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.

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

Love costs all we are and will ever be.
Yet it is only love which sets us free.
A Brave and Startling Truth.

It is possible and imperative that we discover
A brave and startling truth.

When we come to it
We, this people, on this wayward, floating body
Created on this earth, of this earth
Have the power to fashion for this earth
A climate where every man and every woman
Can live freely without sanctimonious piety
And without crippling fear

When we come to it
We must confess that we are the possible
We are the miraculous, the true wonders of this world
That is when, and only when
We come to it.

Maya Angelou

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