Article Title:Louisa's poem: Touched by an Angel
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Published on:19th August 2013 - 09:48 am
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Story ID:13847
Text:Lesbian MP Louisa Wall with Unitarian Church minister Rev Matt Tittle Moments before Tash Vitali and Melissa Ray spoke their vows and became legally married this morning at the Ponsonby Unitarian Church, marriage equality campaigner Louisa Wall MP read out Maya Angelou's classic love poem... Touched by an Angel We, unaccustomed to courage exiles from delight live coiled in shells of loneliness until love leaves its high holy temple and comes into our sight to liberate us into life. Love arrives and in its train come ecstasies old memories of pleasure ancient histories of pain. Yet if we are bold, love strikes away the chains of fear from our souls. We are weaned from our timidity In the flush of love's light we dare be brave And suddenly we see that love costs all we are and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free. - Maya Angelou     - 19th August 2013
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