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Shadow of Shame

by D'Shan Berry 9 months ago in heartbreak
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I struggle with this, but have hope things will get better.

Shadow of Shame
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Shame is the shadow that lurks within me,

My constant companion — I fight to break free.

Learned as a child, reinforced as I've grown;

This burden of shame is the worst thing I've known.

Born out of trauma, events long ago,

Shame swallows up everything, bringing me low.

Feeling unlovable wreaks hell inside,

It urges me, "Run!" Compels me to hide.

I "know" that shame is a liar, a fraud,

But, sometimes, I don't feel like a child of God.

The light of Truth may seem distant and gray,

But Truth conquers darkness and keeps it at bay.

I rely on faith to embrace what's True:

We're each one a miracle, both me and you.

Designed by Love — the truth of our story.

Shame can't linger when we reflect Love's glory.


About the author

D'Shan Berry

I love words. I love art. I love Jesus.

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