I Dare You

Powerfully profound..

By Nannette Banks

Dare to love somebody

Not just those you know

but those yet born and all who stand in between

it’s not easy once you have experienced the

force of the brute, the hate of the bigot and the blow of the batterer

Dare to love somebody until it feels abnormal not to, love

dare to love in the moment when that’s all you have to offer because you’re left

speechless, you don’t

have the physical strength to carry on and your fleshy heart is waiting to break

free

give love, hope love, risk love, dare to love somebody even yourself without limits or

restrictions

without borders that seal you in and keep others out…

It’s a process

some have lived it even when little to no love was returned

as stones were being thrown,

fire hoses aimed at full blast

dogs tearing at human flesh

they  dared…

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