Another poem from my free poetry book In a Dark Tower

Love is not stultifying
Love is not stultifying,

it does not strangle,

or hold you tightly.

It gives you freedom

to be you.

It is not fearful,

imprisoning,

or tells you what

you must do.

It gives you wings

it holds your heart

gently,

warmly,

does not squeeze

you

’til you’re his.

Real love lets you live.

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