Child of God

Child of God?

A mantle I don’t know how to wear.

Suspicious of an unearned claim.

Child of fear

Tattered heart, battered mind

Imperfect, fallible, weak

Child of pain

Possessed of demons

Internal voices scream damnation

Child of insecurity

There. God meets me.

Me. The war orphan.

Child redeemed.

Adopted. Gathered in,

dirt, shame, and mistrust ignored.

Unconditional Love.

Forgiven. Saved. Secured.

Child of God.