A Battered Beaten Soul

My friendships are failing.
My jobs are failing.
My inner soul is dying.
I’m just afraid
to try again
in fear I may be crying.
My heart was given agony,
my soul a painful tear.
I want to give
my love away,
but love is too much to bear.
Will you ever understand
why I walk away
when I really want to stay?
I want to be
there with you,
but I’m afraid you’ll leave someday.
War inside
a broken heart,
a battered beaten soul.
I’d give a fight
to live again,
but the world has swallowed me whole.

12-11-91 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)