Love casts out fear, it has been said
but I have never been as scared
as when I loved and gave my heart
to love's power and to its art.
To what folly have I been ensnared?

Alone, I fly free, as a bird
leading its wings to paths it dared
fly, with no one to lose or hurt.
Love casts out fear -

in soothing tones, it calls, I learned
and followed where my soul love steered - 
a full life seen from all its parts
as its Maker had planned.  His art,
Love, casts out fear.


Written for PAD Challenge - Day 3 - "_____________ of Love"

An attempt at writing a Rondeau.


FaceHe loves deeply, that’s all that you should know
even when his love hides in the shadow
of fear that tenderness would make him weak
to those he loves, he could never seem meek
His strong arm  contains his emotion’s flow.

His counsels are gold but they do not glow
within rebukes given with furrowed brows
His word is law that no one dares to speak
He loves deeply.

Oft he wonders why his loves chose to go
away from the home he nurtured them so
He gave them his all. He knows he seeks
requited love. Yet with his proud streak,
he’ll love the same and swallow his sorrow.
He loves deeply.


For DVERSE POETS’ Form For All: The Rondeau.  Do check out the Pub for some gorgeous poetry. 🙂  Thank you for coming by.