Love and Fear

Michael Peach

Oh, if you love your children and your wife,
Your eyes will often fill with sudden tears
From joy or from dark thoughts concerning life.
Being courageous, love has many fears.

If you love humanity and nature too,
Though never lonely, you will always cry
When you see what hateful men and women do
To those who could love, but who fear to try.


        25 December 1997


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