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Just Love

Red eyes filled with passion more than hate
We breathe in dangerous yet tenderly beautiful times

Burn bridges as some are never meant to be crossed again
We step up with the leadership of vulnerability

Words of truth written inside our hearts are all that matter
We carve our destiny with swords of bravery in action

Loving minds disrupt the squalor of abuse
We have the courage to fly high in the fear of unpopularity

Golden reward is the mantle of being anonymous
With fame there is pressure to be more than who we are

Failure is not a death but a rebirth into new possibility
We dream large, love big for our breath is not meant to reduce
but to imprint love on all that we dare touch

Dance to release our tears, dance to sweat our prayers
We dance to feel our truth swell into subtle sensuality

Sing to celebrate that even in invisibility
We have nobility as our heart grows bigger with every survival

Freedom lies in living in the spaces between the faces
We have honour dwelling on the fringe and
watching is the genius of every loner

Nourish and nurture our own hearts
We have abundance to hold hands in the universe of colour
in the odyssey of our heartbeat

And greatness lies not in being seen
but in seeing and being and loving and that is enough

Above all love, just love


© Anthea Slade 2012

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Just Love written in early hours on 20 March 2012

Just Love featured in Feminine Intent on 23 March 2012

Just Love Self Portrait by Anthea Slade

Creating art and writing is like breathing to me, it keeps me alive. If I stop creating my world shrinks and contracts. When I start to create again it expands and is filled with colour. I feel whole. To create is to be completely, unabashedly alive.

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  • sandra22
    sandra22almost 3 years ago

    A poem full of the truth and hope of love…a joy Anthea
    Sandra x

  • Sandra thank you so much for your very lovely comment on my poem Just Love. Always wonderful to hear from you my friend.

    – Anthea Slade

  • evon ski
    evon skialmost 3 years ago

    enjoyed this immensely. oh the leadership of vulnerability, i understand this so well. this is full of heart and depth of soul . . . and ageless wisdom. thanks. x

  • yvonca thank you for your sensitive and insightful comment. I love what you see in my poem.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Renate  Dartois
    Renate Dartoisalmost 3 years ago

    Yes my lovely friend there is so much truth in these words and the need for love is desperate so many people have no love in their heart for others such a shame-thank God for a beautiful soul like you dear Anthea you are a treasure.

  • My lovely friend your words are so true. I thank you for your kind and engaging words always. Your support of my art and writing mean so much to me.

    – Anthea Slade

  • HamperRefuser
    HamperRefuseralmost 3 years ago

    Wow so beautiful, really filled me with joy on this one :)

  • Nathan thank you so much for stopping by and writing this very lovely comment.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Reynaldo
    Reynaldoalmost 3 years ago

    wow aussie girl love the words you write with so much love and passion… that of a true artiist/write that you are my dear Anthea…“above all love, just love” Beautifully written xxx

  • Oh Rey thank you so much for this exquisitely beautiful comment filled with such kindness and sensitivity. Your words are very moving and uplifting of my spirit. I hope you are having a beautiful inspired week dear Rey. xxx

    – Anthea Slade

  • Del Millar
    Del Millaralmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful, as you are Anthea ‘greatness lies in seeing,being,loving, and that is enough’
    Many blessings to you and much love, your colours shine through oxo

  • Dear Del thank you so much for your lovely lovely words and for the way you see my lovely friend. Your words are such a joy for my soul to read. I hope you are very well my friend.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroealmost 3 years ago

    I just love this, so beautiful:)

  • Robin thank you very much my friend.

    – Anthea Slade

  • S .
    S .almost 3 years ago

    so beautiful … you always do it this way dear

  • Shoaib so kind of you to say this.

    – Anthea Slade

  • banrai
    banraialmost 3 years ago

    love your write

  • Banrai thank you so very much.

    – Anthea Slade

  • TheBrit
    TheBritalmost 3 years ago

    A beautiful write indeed Anthea!


  • Brit thank you very much indeed.

    – Anthea Slade

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