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04/12/12
Nice job with this...Resting in the Lord will bring comfort to all those who seek it.

I enjoyed it. God Bless~
04/12/12
I like this poem. Coming aside and resting awhile is a Biblical principle we often neglect. Good job.
This is beautiful. Even though I'm not very musical I could still hear this as a wonderful song.
04/12/12
"Come aside and rest awhile" - I love this! A speaker at a women's retreat once said that sometimes the most God-ordained thing we can do is rest! Amen. Thanks for sharing this well written poem. God bless!
04/13/12
Oh, my this is beautiful. The Lord is teaching me about resting in Him. So this touched me. Also, I've written about the masks we wear and how they are a cover-up for hurting people, so I love the line, "from a mask well worn". Good work!
04/15/12
My life has now been changed,
Many of my priorites rearranged,
I took a moment to see the Son,
To thank HIm for what He'd done.
I then became His,
Because I came aside to rest awhile."

Loved the poem, and please forgive my presumption, I could not resist, it hooked me so much it just flowed on.

I like good, upbeat endings which show that something changed in the journey. Rather like many psalms go through real agony to real praise. Just me and certainly not "right", just me.

I enjoyed reading this poem.
04/15/12
Oh, I love this. Nice job. The meter and rhyme are perfect. :)
04/15/12
Simply beautiful, I enjoyed this very, very much. Why is it so hard for us to just...come and rest? We wear ourselves out trying to be all things, to all people.

Thank you for the reminder to lay all that down and rest.

04/15/12
I really like this poem. I like its message, its structure and its rhythm. It's a lovely message of restoration, rest and peace.
04/17/12
Colin, you must know by now, based on previous comments, how well conceived and executed this poem is. Beautiful in style and message. Wonderful!
04/17/12
P.S.

"from the fear of a feeble grasp on grace;...from a worn out walk of faulty strides;"

Manifique!
This was really good. I can see it in a church bulletin somewhere. Well done.
Beautifully written--as always and with a wonderful message.
04/19/12
A nicely written piece reminding us the constant need to 'come aside and rest a while.' Amid the cares and burdens we bear, we certainly need to take time to rest in the Lord and to be at His feet. Thank you for sharing these thoughts. God bless.
04/19/12
Congratulations & God Bless~
04/19/12
Congratulations on a well deserved 3rd place ribbon!
04/19/12
Congratulations, well done!