As I Am

As I Am

A Poem by A little flame

As I am I cannot speak,
I have nothing of value to say,
If I did I wouldn't have the strength to say it, I am weak,
I am afraid,
Alone I cannot be,
There is a darkness inside,
I cannot escape it,
There is nowhere to hide,
But in a way I am alone,
I cannot show my real self,
You couldn't love me like this,
I run to the nearest bookshelf,
I dive into a made up world,
One where I don't exist,
I burry myself in its pages,
My coffin, my cist,
Caught up in the words,
The smell of every page,
I can forget who I am,
Pretend I'm not in a cage,
On my own I am anxious,
A slave to fear,
But I have a friend,
He wipes away every tear,
He comes into my cell,
He offers his hand,
He paid my bail,
I tell him he dosn't understand,
But he does,
He knows what's in my heart,
He KNOWS me,
And he still loves me,
He has from the start,
And he leads me out,
To a new life in which I can just be,
Exactly as I am,
Empowered and set free,
He told me a story,
One that is precious,
One that is true,
Not just another distraction,
But a story that told me my life had value,
From the beginning of creation to his nail pierced hands,
That story gave me a purpose,
The scared little girl, who never knew what to do,
So much for me he sacrificed,
And I am no longer afraid,
I am a warrior in Christ.

© 2017 A little flame

Author's Note

A little flame
For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believed in Him should not perish but, have everlasting life in Jesus Christ!

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inside each of us is a story, a journey so to speak. this was written to where the reader could relate, could connect emotionally, and feel the hope and inspiration at the end. faith and love are very strong tools no matter where they are aimed. nicely written

Posted 5 Months Ago

A little flame

5 Months Ago

Thank you very much. I had hoped it would turn out relatable.
....I like your poem...keep on writing

Posted 6 Months Ago

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A little flame

6 Months Ago

thank you(:
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This was very much full of strong emotions. It gives courage to people who are feeling low, who are lonely, who need someone...Great message here, God is always there with you, don't lose courage, don't lose hope. Well done!

Posted 7 Months Ago

A little flame

6 Months Ago

Thank you for your lovely review❤

6 Months Ago

Most welcome
Insprational and powerful. Love the flow and word usage. This profoundly moved me. Kudos!

Posted 7 Months Ago

A little flame

7 Months Ago

Thank you(:
Your review was most encouraging! I'm so glad this piece impacted someone. If I c.. read more

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Added on April 30, 2017
Last Updated on May 3, 2017


A little flame
A little flame

Houston, TX

I'm good with words on paper, not so much IRL. I can think of things to say but, actually saying them is harder. I write what I feel, what I see, what I want to say, but can't. Reading my writing is b.. more..