A Poem

I don’t usually write poetry, but this just sort of came to me tonight. I’m more nervous posting this than my usual posts… weird… Anyway – I hope you enjoy!



My heart worn down with fear and pain

Eroded years of guilt and blame

Covered face and blushing shame

I am my own worst critic


The more I have the more I want

Not satisfied with more than enough

Grabbing, groping for more dumb stuff

I am my own whore monger


My heart beats dead beneath my rib

Silent, numb since I was a kid

Can’t move from this place it’s hid

I am my own dread monster


But one day I saw the truth of my life and knew

Just knew

That my failures are not the end and my


Does not define me

Or constrain me

In my weakness His strength is perfect


Realizing my inequity

Exposing truth for all to see

Bound no more, I walk free

Jesus, my Deliverer


3 Responses

  1. Like you, I am reluctant to share poetry because I feel “less than” qualified to do so. One of our Celebration readers said this about it: “Poetry is a lot like a word of wisdom. The Lord gives it to us (I feel) to share sometimes and to sometimes just minister to us. I feel he dropped this one in your spirit to be shared, because it is bursting with life!”

    This beautiful poem you have shared fits that very description… bursting with love for a Savior who has given you life. Thank you for moving past the boundary of nervous fear and being willing to post it!

    I do think it’s interesting that Holy Ghost is giving poems in this season of Love. The two go hand-in-hand, don’t you think? Maybe He’ll also send chocolate!!!

  2. well said

  3. thiiss is deepp!!!

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