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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Time (11/15/12)

TITLE: Six Hours of Eternity
By lynn gipson
11/19/12


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Six hours of eternity,
Unspeakable, tortuous pain for me,
Bleeding freshly from every pore,
Agony rocked my very core.

Merciless sores were suffered for you,
Every sin of man flowed through,
Lungs screamed afire with suffocation,
Bleeding hands held your salvation.

A crown of thorns worn for all,
Made rivulets of blood to fall,
Into my eyes with tears that stung,
While on a rugged cross I hung.

Beaten, tortured, stripped, and nailed,
Conceding to the life you failed,
Offering up my spirit of gold,
Bearing the sin of your lost soul.

I taught, healed, suffered, and died,
For all mankind who sinned and lied,
My purpose for this world fulfilled,
Surrendering to my Fatherís will.

Mourning the sorrow of your pain,
My life to give; your life to gain,
I cried to the Father for your redemption,
As well as those with cruel intention.

Six hours of eternity,
Then darkness shook the land and sea,
My excruciation came to an end,
An eternity spent at the cost of sin.


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Christina Banks 11/23/12
Powerful.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 11/23/12
Wow this is an incredible bit of poetry. You really grabbed my heart and opened my eyes. This is beautiful and should be heard throughout the world.
Danielle King 11/24/12
This is short, intense and powerful. You certainly got your message over. Well done!
Lillian Rhoades 11/24/12
Wonderful message! Great rhyme and rhythm. Well done.
Lynda Lee Schab 11/25/12
Beautiful rendition of what Christ endured for us. My favorite lines:

"Mourning the sorrow of your pain, My life to give; your life to gain."

Keep writing!
Bea Edwards 11/25/12
Intense- as I believe you intended. Good use of the topic too. Well done!
Noel Mitaxa 11/25/12
Extremely powerfully written, and such a clear message. Excellent work.
Loren T. Lowery11/26/12
Intense and full of meaning that takes more than a simple casual read.
Myrna Noyes11/26/12
Excellent, passionate poem! It contains the ultimate message for mankind: "Bleeding hands held your salvation." Poignant, powerful.
Camille (C D) Swanson 11/27/12
Prolific, intense, powerful, and captivating. Amen!
Thanks. God bless~
Myrna Noyes11/29/12
CONGRATULATIONS on your "Highly Commended" for this lovely poem! WAY TO WRITE!! :)