Love and Fear

love and fear as rivals

Let the yellow light flow into your heart.

One can smell it here and sense it there:
the big old fear these days is everywhere.
A glance at ads telling us we are ugly, fat and old
suffices to make us feel everything else but bold.

Love, the heart’s fuel, is of another kind:
it is a rare jewel, these days hard to find.
Love is like a beggar in a busy street:
few have time for him to meet.

Fear, like a virus, is easy to catch,
whenever two uncertain hearts match.
Love on the other hand is more difficult to spread:
only the open hearts can taste its bread.

The darkness of fear can only prevail
until the heart is under its veil.
To the light of love the darkness will make way
should courage take the veil of fear away.

Take care,
Helena Smole, author of Balancing the Beast, a book offering a bright view of schizoaffective disorder ˗ bipolar or manic-depressive type

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