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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: "Splash" 4-11-13 Deadline (04/04/13)

TITLE: My Sojourn Through Time
By Jeanette Oestermyer
04/09/13


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Today came sounds that bid to times before,
through years, a Redwing Blackbird sang at dawn.
A vision of a pond just past those hills,
where willows weep, tall reeds adorn the shore

There barefoot, splashing through a silent stream,
in search of something – nature’s wondrous truths.
The years are fleeting; lost imprisoned days
now seek this soul, sweet essence from a dream.

Scene cedes to fields – wild flowers craggy loam.
There finds delightful sites in dawn’s first light.
With laughter, loved ones, farm house standing tall,
midst Elms held close by solemn strains – as home.

To once again ascend those lush green hills,
find refuge, myths reflecting days long past.
See childhood days, now loved ones, siblings, friends,
a tide of loneliness and woeful chills.

As mid-day sights and sounds reclaim spent hours,
devoid of restless souls once standing bold.
I hear a rustic bell ring luncheon call,
“come home,” refresh for lunch – secluded bowers.

Now weathered house awaits old godly ghosts,
as thoughts of dusk encounter boarded doors.
When water creatures sing near ageless pond,
an evensong of welcome – summer’s hosts.

Small fireflies light lanterns, glow of hope.
Through dark, night secrets find sweet sleep till dawn,
then capture morning’s radiant sunrise.
We awake, face life’s tragedies and cope.

Now we greet a glorious bright new day,
climb new-found hills, a sweep to meet our goal.
Tread this known path, probe stories lost, grown old,
here seek my roots – my heritage – my way.


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lynn gipson 04/12/13
Excellent poetry here. Flow, meter, rhyme and reason. You definitely know how to present a poem. Beautifully written and thank you so much for sharing.

God Bless,
Loni Bowden-Horn04/13/13
This was a beautifully written poem. It really had a nice flow to it.
Camille (C D) Swanson 04/15/13
Beautiful imagery, and exquisite details to this absorbing piece.

Good job. God bless~
Judith Gayle Smith04/17/13
Why aren't you in at the very least - advanced level? You set your jewels in the most exquisite settings. I want your book when you are published!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 04/18/13
Congratulations on ranking 10th in level one! (The highest rankings can be found in the message boards)