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Take Off

TAKE OFF

Taking off
Like a butterfly

Taking off
Like a startled starling

Taking off
A well known character

Taking off
Like a jet fighter

Taking off
A burdensome disguise

Taking off
A shirt, a skirt, our underclothing

Taking off
Into the unknown

Taking on now
Disguise in love with you

Undone

UNDONE

Taught are we to see
Hate love’s opposite
Intractable distraction

Love’s true opposite fear
Kindly includes an egress
Openness versus closure

Courage to say yes or no
Root planted deep within
Will bloom forth in truth

Bold

BOLD

Opening oneself
Gives more texture to the world
Turns heads and wins hearts

Secret Love

SECRET LOVE

Let us
Forever
Take care
What we reveal
Until
Breath held
We take the plunge

Jonah

JONAH

If you try to run off
Expect misadventures
Heed that still small voice
You have a job to do

Take Your Partner (27b)

TAKE YOUR PARTNER

Let us dance
Woman to woman
Will you lead
Or shall I?
We’ll brave their less than pure jibes
Tend one another

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This was written as a contribution to The Secret Keeper’s Weekly Writing Prompt No. 57.

https://secretkeeper.net/2016/10/03/weekly-writing-challenge-57/

Seed Words: | BRAVE | TEND | PURE | LEAD | DANCE |

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Shadorma November

No Victims Here (17a)

NO VICTIMS HERE

Never mind
The finger-pointing
At others
Circumstance
Take responsibility
Take charge, take the wheel

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Shadorma November

One Valiant Victim

ONE VALIANT VICTIM

Are we not all the one
For whom the bell tolls
While currently being
If we care so to be also
The one with the balls?

Open Ended

OPEN ENDED

You are invited to take the air
On wings for too long trussed
(Not the best sort of trust)
So switch craving to braving
Half the sky is already yours
The other half yours to explore

Fearspawn

FEARSPAWN

Many people believe
(Having been taught so)
That love and hatred are opposites

But in my experience this is not correct
The true opposite of love is fear

Fear is the ground
From which hatred grows

Love opens us up
Fear closes us down

We no longer see
So we imagine

And hate what
We think we see

To overcome our hatred
We must first overcome our fear
Of our fellows and of ourselves

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