trust lets go

Inspired by photography of Brooke Shaden at:














Photo credit: Fear of Falling by Brooke Shaden



we paste rags, dead leaves

on pathetic cut-paper wings

then tie them to our backs,

flap arms and hope like mad

to fly away from barren cliffs.


a dangerous fog of smug

self-sufficiency muddles

our minds and fills us with

secret, dark, well-founded

fears of crashing on rocks.


if we open our hearts and

minds to receive his Spirit

to dare believe in a Love

who is wiser and stronger

than us, to bow in humility


his face will shine through

thick fog, remove our fears

(except healthy fear of him)

fit us with love’s living wings

and raise our spirits to soar!

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. rmp
    Sep 25, 2014 @ 23:20:59

    lovely…I can’t quite imagine letting go of all the fear…trusting & opening your heart like that can be hard…but worth the flight.


  2. georgeplace2013
    Sep 24, 2014 @ 23:32:14

    fit us with love’s living wings and raise our spirits to soar! … I’m hoping so. Lovely ending.


  3. bmiller007 (@bmiller007)
    Sep 24, 2014 @ 23:18:26

    love…and what we can receive from him is far better than any wings we can manufacture…that is for sure…


  4. Desmond, Anthony (@iamEPanthony)
    Sep 24, 2014 @ 21:50:26

    fear, like a brick wall at times; makes opening our hearts so much harder. Nice write.


  5. Grace
    Sep 24, 2014 @ 17:00:56

    I like the spiritual turn from the second to the third stanza ~ Thanks for the second poem ~ This is a gem to read ~


  6. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Sep 24, 2014 @ 16:06:30

    fear is always our worst enemy.


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