POEMS: “Touched by an Angel” by Maya Angelou

“Touched by an Angel”

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.

Love arrives

and in its train come ecstasies

old memories of pleasure,

ancient histories of pain.

Yet if we are bold,

love strikes away the chains of fear

from our souls.

We are weaned from our timidity.

In the flush of love’s light

we dare be brave

and suddenly we see

that love costs all we are

and will ever be.

Yet it is only love

which set us free.

by Maya Angelou



5 Comments Add yours

  1. Awesome and brilliant words of Love and Love which surely sets us free from bondage. Beautiful poem Amira


    1. Thank you so much dear Kamal! I am so glad you enjoyed it 🙂 ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  2. LindaP says:

    Beautiful poem Amira!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you Linda! Maya has some pretty beautiful poems 🙂


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