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Radiance Within


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There is a fluttering in the stomach

A clutching of the chest

Clinching inside the throat

A tightening around the head

Leaden legs are attached to muscles that won’t move

The tongue is stuck to a shrill voice

That is fear

It shifts the eyes to look out to a desert

Reminding the body of the parched land of failure

 

Fear strokes every cell of your body

She turns you over and hugs you tight

She demands that you look her straight in the eye,

as pulls out a cold wedding band and slips it around your finger

Those vows demands that you wake up to a hollow day,

where you walk with your head bowed and your dreams veiled

Those nuptials, with fear, sit you in a small box in the corner of the room,

where you watch the actions, drama and thrillers of

free children, wild women and dancing men

 

Braving the jungle will lead to a new frontier

A mountain top only knows those who shiver

The prize is given to the gritty one in the race

Trembling kisses crack the heart wide open

Live and love through a journey with fear

 

Lift your head, get up, walk across the room, run!

Fear will chase you, grab your sleeve, pull you back

Lock your eyes to the sky, move to a stride, flow to a sprint

Fear limps as you dash and stumbles when you jump

Fear may be your partner but she is not you

So twirl and swirl. Sing and shout. Skip and hop.

Watch her lope and grope. Heave and ho. Rage and scream.

 

Fear’s tension in your head unwinds on the savannah of knowledge

Her grip of your throat unclenches in your power

Her clutching of your heart lets go into the span of love

Your gut relaxes to the drums of your tribe

Belly dance to the flow in the rhythm

And step out with all that radiates within

into the carnival that fills your streets

 

by 

BT

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Posted by on October 26, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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