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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Year(s) (01/20/11)

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By Jody Day
01/27/11


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The hour of my rebellion
Was like a year of torment.
The selfish pleasure that I sought
Was like a constant yearning for Christmas
That never comes; only more hard winter –
Bleak, frozen, lifeless.
The March winds of the Holy Spirit
Tugged at my resolve,
But I anchored myself to pride
And held fast against Your Love;
Another year of winter.
But then the rains began to fall,
Thawing the frosted hollows of my heart.
I could breath!
And I could see that you still held my hand,
Missed me, still loved me.
So I let it rain, rain, rain,
Until I floated in the river of repentence.
What’s this? Little green buds of spring
Grow gratefulness; full and alive.
After a summer of peace and rest,
Autumn brings wisdom, and in the firelight
I see the scars of Your sacrifice.
I jump heartlong into the vibrant colors
Of obedience in the shining Son.
A new year begins.


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Noel Mitaxa 01/31/11
Very descriptive, though I'm wondering if it might help to ease the pace with a couple of stanza breaks. (My humble opinion - as a non-poet.)
AnneRene' Capp 01/31/11
Exquisitely dazzling! I felt every emotion behind every word.
Cheryl Harrison 02/01/11
Wow - this is beautiful -- really beautiful.
Eliza Evans 02/01/11
Honest and raw. I like it. Well done.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/02/11
Beautiful and and very touching. It's nice to feel the hope in your words.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/03/11
Congratulations for placing 7th in level 3!