Jo Ann Alo

writer – rhymer – Jesus junky


Made Free
Born under a law
I could not keep.
Desperate for a Father
to just love me.
I stumble 
about the earth,
unable to find
attention, direction,
protection…for my mind.
Bound by lies,
I hate myself.
Void of value,
I forfeit wealth.
Your Word stretches down,
grabs hold of my soul,
executes my past,
revives me whole.
Up from the grave,
and into Your Son.
No more a prisoner,
You and I are one.
Each new day,
is my chance to see,
who You are… 
reveals me. 
My mind above,
my shame has died.
My life now hidden,
In Christ with God.
Written and dedicated to the graduates of the Life Learning Program
within the Cook County Jail 

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