Friday, January 15, 2010


I brought all of my shame to you
I withheld nothing
It was the bravest and the most foolish
Thing I had ever done

Others had spurned me
Turned their backs
As if the very sight of me
Was a disgrace

But you were fearless

You watched my tears
Fall upon my trembling hands
You reached out and lifted my chin
Forcing me to look into your eyes

You drew me closer
And held me gently
Your quiet love and kind words
Gave me strength

And now, because of you, I too, am fearless

"Do Not Be Afraid"John 14:27


  1. Anne,
    Thanks for this beautiful poem; I could say these very words myself (just not as well :)
    God Bless!

  2. A very beautiful poem Anne,thank you for sharing.

  3. This is such a beautiful poem, Anne. It's as though your soul is speaking through your words: what a privilege it is to read them!

  4. Great poem. Great talent. God bless you.

  5. if I were the one right in the midst of it! Thank you!

  6. Fear is the fault I struggle with the most. Beautiful!