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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Encouragement (02/23/12)

TITLE: lifted aloft by the Life-giver
By Colin Swann
02/24/12


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darkened floundering, heavy in swerving toward despair
blue-soul touches swallowing hope in oceanic billows
dizzy heights of a troubled mind falling deeper, deeper down the slope
desperate clutching at empty weightless escapes - then

my hellish despair transformed to hope by You!


muddy wading along a trackless way, lost amid the mire
stained covered raiment of a blighted righteousness
sinking in life's swamp sucked dry by leeches' life
standing in the camp of nothingness less nought then

i found my way to meaningfulness through You!


disappearing dreams dropping down doubters' drop
crashed faith brittle smashed to smithereens
groping fingerless hands and eyes sightless to the dreams
lost in haze-land of fading reality paralysing rescue potential then

my sight was restored and I felt the rush of faith through You!


cold love shrinking from any heat hiding in the shadows
a lonely walk through the valley of nothingness and less
pushing wounded bruising deep down and from any view
an arid heart made dry by cold not heat then

a pulsating and vibrant love was given to me by You!


second chances gambled on a losing chancer
blighted targets missed amid aimless shifting sands
entangled chains clasped fast not shaken off
a messed life lost to the straight now bent and broken then

i was given a robust touch to life by You!


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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 03/01/12
This is intense and so full of mental images. I really liked the refrain for that is the true answer.
Camille (C D) Swanson 03/01/12
Beautiful descriptive piece, filled with the MC's internal feelings...and then the powerful conclusion. Amen.

Great job. Thank you.

God Bless~
Leola Ogle 03/01/12
"a pulsating vibrant love was given to me by You" Loved this! God bless!
Amanda Brogan03/02/12
"disappearing dreams dropping down doubters' drop
crashed faith brittle smashed to smithereens..."

I liked this line the best. Especially how you showed that God restored the broken dreams and shattered faith.

Well done! Nice style.
Edmond Ng 03/04/12
I like the way you structured the poem to provide an uplifting contrast one liner between the other stanzas. Well done!