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“Poetry” Offering, #2, I am Afraid

I Am Afraid………



I am afraid………

You want more

Than I have ever been ready

To give.


I am afraid………..

You will reject me

Because I am too slow to commit myself

To you.


I am afraid……….

You want me

To look at myself inside

Where I hide.


I am afraid………

You mean it

It’s not a game that you play

It’s real.


And I’m afraid……….

I’ll lose you

And I don’t want to be



I’m afraid…………

Please help me

To love you the way that you want it

To be




Written by Ann McQueen (now Ann Justin) October 29-31, 1980

Just some elementary thoughts on loving someone and the emotions involved in all of it, one of them being fear of commitment…….


2 comments on ““Poetry” Offering, #2, I am Afraid

  1. Gwen
    October 18, 2014

    (y) Great one, Ann. 🙂


  2. Joan T Warren
    January 15, 2016

    Insightful, that our vulnerability in love involves the call to also look more deeply into ourselves. . . Past the facades. . . Into truth. It’s funny how afraid we feel facing love, and yet the Bible tells us, “Perfect love casts out fear.” I used to think that meant my job was to cast fear out of my mind (something like you’d throw out a pest trying to get into your kitchen) and, oh, the effort I gave it! Now, I have come to believe that it is God’s love –consistently patient, kind, enduring–that has a delightful way of dissipating fear. My part ends up simply a joyful response to His character!


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