This April marks the 22nd anniversary of National Poetry Month, which was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. In honor of National Poetry Month, I’ll be sharing  30 of my favorite poems during the entire month of April.

Today’s Poem is The Church Hallway by Sherea VeJauan



Standing in the church hallway

Deciding if I should go in

Saddened at my life

Afraid of all my sin


See the people passing me

Not to speak a word

As Jesus whispers in my ear

Like a small bird


Inside the church are others

Hurting just like you

Some still not fulfilling the purpose

I have called them to do


Waiting on another

to fulfill my will

In the meantime, souls are hurting

While my ambassadors are standing still


Please walk through that door, don’t you wait another day

Don’t be afraid my child,’ cause I’ll be with you all the way


Excerpted from the  Outspoken by Sherea VeJauan. Copyright © 2001 by Realistically Speaking Publishing Company. All rights reserved. Excerpted by permission of the publisher. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

About Sheréa VéJauan: Sheréa VéJauan is the author of  the 2018 Goals Journal, as well as several other titles, including, 7 Simple Steps to Achieving Your Business Goals, 3 Simple Steps to Creating a Powerful Vision Board, 52 Mondays Companion Journal, and many others.