Love and Fear

When you love the stars too much
You don’t mind the dark of night
You feel no fright
You’re too close to the light

When you love the rain
You don’t shy away from each drop that falls
You might not mind colds at all
Sneezing every ten minutes or so is okay
Rather than staying inside when rain comes
You want to go out and play

When you love the sea
You’d drive far just to be near
Of drowning you have no fear
You’re too much of an expert in swimming
With all the time you’ve spent snorkeling and diving

When you love a pet you spend so much on it
You don’t really care how much it costs
Toward it for long you can’t be cross

When you love shopping you don’t worry at all
About the time you waste in sales, visiting each stall
Or taking out cards, either debit or credit
Having items you love is just worth it

When you love learning something you don’t tremble
in the face of exams
You have what you need to know in your temple
Things others find boring seem so exciting
You’re surprised to know others may find it revolting

When you love hiking you don’t mind
Having broken nails after you’ve climbed
You don’t scream when you see insects
You don’t care
You love the open too much to succumb to a scare

When you love someone you don’t fret
About other people who make bets
How long before the fall? How long will you two last?
You know you and your sweetheart will pass

The future doesn’t seem so horrifying
When you face problems you don’t feel like dying
You have a hand that can hold you and drive out the dread
You don’t get jitters, you feel hope instead

Love cancels out fear
So did Hemingway say

So does the Bible say

 

And I believe it to be true

How about you?

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