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Love Still Conquers Fear

Free Verse Poetry — the never-ending poem

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You run rampant in our streets
flow down sewer lines and riverbeds
creep over countrysides, settle as fog
in tiny towns and big cities alike

You don’t discriminated at all,
filling hearts big and small to bursting
minds opened or closed to trembling
neither the young nor old find peace

With politicians and religious leaders
cradled in your hands, your control
reaches far and wide, ’til even your ink
stains the fingers of those wisest

And just when you think you’ve won
your adversary swoops in on angel wings
lifts up the tormented and despaired
flows freely into their hearts and minds

Did you honestly believe that love
would give you free rein here forever?

©2020 Lori Carlson. All Rights Reserved.

This is a continuation of Martin Rushton’s never-ending poem chain. I was tagged by Feather🕊tales with the prompt — Fear.

I invite Eli Snow, Alex Kilcannon, Karen Madej, J.D. Harms, Dionne Charlet and anyone else to participate if they so choose — haiku, free verse, or other poetic form. Your prompt is Ancient.

Note: You can post your poem on any publications that allow it, but please tag and link back to Martin’s original poem and to me. Thank you!

Martin’s spark:

Feathertales’ poem:

Lori Carlson writes Poetry, Fiction, Articles, Creative Non-Fiction and Personal Essays. Most of her topics are centered around Relationships, Spirituality, Life Lessons, Mental Health, and the LGBTQ+ community. In addition to writing for Share the Love, Lori also writes for twenty other publications here on Medium. Check out her personal Medium blog here.

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Ravyne Hawke

Ravyne Hawke

Poet, Fiction Writer, Essayist, Artist, Dreamer | “Enlightenment is when a wave realizes it is the Ocean” ~Thich Nhat Hanh