angela dunning, poetry, love, hope, despair, sadness, grief, happiness, personal growth

I have come to know hope
Only because I have felt despair
Love has entered my life
And vacated many times
Leaving behind her sister, grief
My loyal companion.

In order to find my courage
I first had to live my anxiety
And to learn how to channel this
Vast energy into the life I want
And I am still learning this…

In order to know true happiness
I had to also embrace sadness
I had to welcome them both in
These twins
And learn how to be with them both
Equally and with full love
In the knowledge deep within my bones
That I cannot ever have one without the other.

Angela Dunning, 17th November 2018

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