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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Mothers (05/02/05)

TITLE: Remembering Mother: A Sonnet
By Linda Watson Owen
05/07/05


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No sweeter memory soothes my anxious soul
than that of my dear Mother whom I loved.
She now is sharing Heavín with Christ above.
No longer aged or weak, she is made whole.

She made my childhood sparkle with delight
though many times she bowed beneath the load
of Fatherís illness and, if all be told,
the coldness of a church that looked contrite.

In spite of disappointments, grief, and pain,
she showed the love of Christ in every way,
and though a child I was, I felt the day
grow bright when Motherís laughter warmed the rain.

True faith is shown when one goes bravely on
as Mother did when Father was called home.


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Jan Ackerson 05/09/05
As a English teacher, I have to comment on your excellent use of perfect iambic pentameter and the correct sonnet form! And as a reader, I have to tell you that you've captured the emotions very well, and painted a lovely picture of your mother. Thanks!
karen McLamb05/11/05
This is great! keep writing.
Deborah Porter 05/16/05
Linda, Jan is right. You did a very good job. Unfortunately (and Jan herself fell victim to this last week with her sonnet)the nature of a sonnet tends to put it out of the running for the Challenge. The minimum word count is 150 words, and from what I can gather, most sonnets fall under that limit. To cover yourself in future, you may like to include an introductory or closing paragraph just to help bring it up to the 150 word count minimum. With love, Deb (Challenge Coordinator)
Carnation NS05/16/05
It's good that you have a legacy of faith. It is really a treasure to have that, much more than any material inheritance!
Kyle Chezum07/28/05
Beautiful!