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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Valley (08/10/06)

TITLE: Not Your Regular Folksong
By Verna Cole Mitchell
08/12/06


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Not Your Regular Folksong

Have you been in the valley,
Valley so low?
Have you hung your head over,
Heard the wind blow?
Well, listen, my friend,
The reason is clear:
You are out of the sunshine,
And shadows live here.

Does the way seem so gloomy
Within this dark glen?
Is the pathway obscured;
Can’t see where you’ve been?
Can’t tell where you’re going;
Don’t know what’s around?
Just feel like you’re falling
Still deeper on down?

No need to stay down here
And suffer alone.
Look up to the Father;
Your sadness He’s known.
His eye’s been upon you;
He’s watched as you grieve.
He longs to draw near you,
Your sorrow relieve.

Just call out to Him
For the comfort He’ll give,
And walk close beside Him
As long as you live,
And then in the valley
Or on mountain steep,
He’ll give you His joy,
And your soul will He keep.


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Virginia Gorg08/17/06
Not a regular folksong, but a good message, with good, even flow and nice message. :)
Lynda Schultz 08/17/06
I didn't read this poem, I sang it to "Down In The Valley". It works very well! Great job.
Julia May08/21/06
This is good. I sang a tune with it too, but not sure which tune it was - lol! I liked it. In Christ's Love,

Julia
david grant08/21/06
I was thinking of putting words to Down in the Valley, but didn't. You did it better than I could.

Jacquelyn Horne06/06/07
Enjoyed this poetry. I don't like most I read, but this ministered to me.