Are You there? Do You hear me? Have You seen my tears?
    Did You see me when I fell? Did You see how it made me feel?
    Do You care that I hate myself for never measuring up?
    Does it matter to You that I have never felt like I did enough?

    Where are You? Why do You not speak so I can hear?
    Is it my fault? What must I do? Can You sense my fear?
    Why must we be caught up in this age-old war?
    Why must some be punished for being victims of evil?

    There is much I don’t understand. Will I ever?
    I cry for clarity and all I find is chaos. Why?
    I am told I must never fall if I do not wish to fail. How?
    The darkness must never catch up with me, for if it does, it will surely consume me. Then what?

    I’ve been running. Where am I going?
    I’ve been fighting. What have I been battling?
    I’ve been falling. I’ve been failing.
    Has the darkness caught up?

    Have I fallen? Has the darkness consumed me?
    Do You see me? What is running through Your mind?
    What do You feel toward me?
    Disappointment? Anger? Pity?

    Answer me.

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    Joanna Alonzo is a walking paradox. She is a beautiful, albeit messy, mixture of thought and emotion, expressed in the form of hopefully readable – and relatable – stories. She is a kingdom kid, who looks forward to being a writer and storyteller even when she reaches heaven. She is passionate about the unreached, about those who have yet to know the Love she found in the arms of the Almighty. She is intrigued by the world and its people, who day by day, continue to convince her that God is the greatest Storyteller of all.
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