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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Once in a Blue Moon (01/06/11)

TITLE: Everlasting: Sweet, Sharp, and Pure
By Theresa Santy
01/12/11


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Everlasting: Sweet, Sharp, and Pure

Trucks crunch flesh into metal, heaven invites me home
Ephemeral bursting eternal: pearl, glittering stone.
Opalescence so blinding, reception I couldnít have known
Gates of heaven unending, alluring, angelic, and oh,

Love swallowed me whole
Sweet, ex-al-ta-tion, butó

All of a sudden Iím choking, wheezing and gazing at bones
Crushed metal embedded and smoking, I have left my holy home.
Frightened, aching, disabled, canít see reason for having been shown
Triumphant brilliance and dazzle, to be shoved back broken and torn,

Unending pain
Sharp, trans-for-ma-tion.

Tried to be selfish and stingy; withdrew and hardened my thought
Though Iíd stood in the clouds of glory, account of thisóI would not!
Until a blessing from heaven, dear friend who called me a fool
Said, ďItís about denying, yourself, itís not about you,Ē

I got it then
Pure, re-ve-la-tion.

Told my story to those whose, paths I happened to cross
Of plastic crisp and loosened, placed over me, a life that was lost.
But prayers of multiple thousands, were answered by God that day
Jehovah Rapha, healer, aroused my heart again,

Renewed my soul
Sweet, Trans-for-ma-tion.

Insanity, delusions of grandeur, many would scorn in fear
Excepting exceptions enlightened, who said, ďBless you; itís what I needed to hear.Ē
Now I suffer unspeakably; pain and glory flow side by side
But through my storyís telling, His splendorís unable to hide,

I will return,
Sharp, il-lum-in-a-tion.

My lifeís a type of unlikeness, between earth and heavenís renowned
Density, blackness, confining, open gateway, calm, unbound.
Everlasting will eclipse impermanence; of this I havenít a doubt
Endless aching ephemeral, by heavenís infinite crown,

Thy will be done
Pure, al-lev-i-a-tion
Pure, al-lev-i-a-tion.


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diana kay01/17/11
thought provoking, the words roll around on the tongue and in the heart and mind like dew drops :-)thanks for writing this
Laury Hubrich 01/18/11
This is very poetic. Nice job.
Danielle King 01/19/11
Must admit I started to read this entry last week but skipped it because it didn't read easily to me. Now I've read it again and realise that you're describing a sort of 'near death' experience...I think! It's well written and tells a story of triumph over tradgedy. I do hope it's fiction and the accident didn't happen to you.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 01/20/11
Very powerful words. Congratulations on placing 9th in level 3!