Fear Doesn’t Stay

by Ashley Hoffman

Walking on eggshells.
Afraid to stand - afraid to say.
Gun waving around.
Don’t smile.
No family. No friends.
Take your keys away.
No escape.
The Word of Life,
Gathering dust each day.
Pick it up - read.
And secretly pray.
A shelter of safety-
Brings a new day.
A voice of hope.
A light ray.
Strength arose.
The screams fade.
Fear doesn't stay.
Love wins this game.

Ashley Hoffman is a conqueror, wife, mother, and writer. Her snippets come from the ashes of darkness and abuse. Love and freedom have allowed this part of her story to blossom into ink on pages.

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