You try, and,
You try, and
You try to do good,
But your failure
Seems to be stronger.
The good you would do
Turns bad,
Your bones ache with
Guilt and remorse.
You perform penance
Without finding peace
Or the hope that
Your shame
Will ever leave you.
But the promise of God
That in Christ there is
No condemnation
For He Who Is the Judge
Of the souls of men
Will not pass judgment
On any who are
In Christ.
Condemn yourself not
For He Who Is Victory
Does not. 


The Poem, Identity, a Poem of The Freedom Place, is found on page 6 of my book of poems, Beyond These Dark Lands Are Edges Of Joy, Words of Comfort And Hope. 

Illustration for the poem,
IDENTITY, A Poem of the Freedom Place,
From the book
Beyond these Dark Lands Are Edges of Joy,
By A.E. Dozat © 2018

In our times where people pass through loss and defeat in solitude and isolation, this book offers comfort that we do not need to go alone.  Share it with a friend and afterword ask them about it, this could begin a dialogue that may lead to healing and hope. 


“Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1, NASB

A Poem of the Freedom Place

IDENTITY, A Poem of the Freedom Place © A.E. Dozat, 2018