(c) 2021 by Pamela Schloesser Canepa
Fear took its place
at the center of my heart
Can you tell fear and love apart?
It spread to my nerve endings
Put me on edge, no pretending.
A heart frozen can not be open.
A heart that flees has no hoping.
A heart always ready to fight
Is not occupied by light.
You will not know the peaceful dove
because fear overshadows and poisons love.
The calm of feeling I belong,
A hug or a tranquil inner song
Help refocus me when everything feels wrong…
Focus on fear brings darkness and blight
Love and forgiveness let in the healing light.
Which will show in your face?
Fear and distrust have no grace.
Fear’s stronghold can be released,
Love must always start with peace.