Reverse Poem by Julie Wasmund Hoffman

My fear
Is bigger than
God’s love for me
“I want to run away.”
I will never again say
“I am free.”
“I can stay here and be okay.”
I believe
Vulnerability is terrifying.
I no longer think
I am lovable.
I will never be good enough.
It is not true that
I am strong.
I am damaged goods.
Nobody believes
There is joy available for me.
Sorrow is my only option.
I used to think
I am strong enough to let down my guard.
I now know that
“I am broken.”
I will no longer say
“I can be whole.”

Now read each line from the bottom to the top.


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