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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Soul (07/13/06)

TITLE: What Is It? (ii)
By Verna Cole Mitchell
07/15/06


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What Is It?

It is hidden in my elbow.
It can be beneath my knee.
It may rest upon my countenance
For everyone to see.

It hears what my ears hear.
It sees what my eyes see.
It beats within my heart,
And it breathes along with me.

It is in my joys and sorrows,
In my smiles and in my tears.
It is in my hopes and dreams,
In my life through all my years.

It is in the truth I speak,
In the character I show.
It is what goes along with me
To every place I go.

It is filled with my desire
To seek out God above
To petition for His favor
And to give to Him my love.

It finds rest in my salvation,
In redemption that will bring.
Then it prompts my life to service,
Always, only for my King.

It offers praise each day to God
To be from sin set free
And looks forward to His promise:
Life with Him eternally.

What is it? Itís no mystery.
The SOULíS the thing that makes me ďMe.Ē
Itís Godís breath in humanity,
Since Adam, mankindís legacy.


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Jan Ackerson 07/21/06
A very apt description of the characteristics of our souls. Work a bit on meter, perhaps, but a charming poem.
david grant07/21/06
Liked the opening. Never thot of my soul being behind my knee! Nice poem.
william price07/22/06
I don't know enough about poetry to comment on your mechanics. But your entry ministered your point. And that is a success. God Bless.
Marilyn Schnepp 07/22/06
I'll have to take your word for it - that "my soul is hidden in my elbow and beneath my knee" - unique way of portraying a soul, but I liked it. Poem flowed nicely and kept the reader's interest. Nice job.
Gregory Kane07/23/06
It seems to me that you lost your flow with the last two verses. Nevertheless I particularly liked the verse about the truth I speak, the character I show. How easily the faith can be confused with the peripheral when it is that which is within that truly counts.
Linda Watson Owen08/26/06
I'm dipping into the archives a bit. :) This is such a charming poem! I love the simplicity of voice and the unique take on 'soul' here. Welcome to the challenge! I'm looking forward to reading more of yours.
Jacquelyn Horne04/21/07
Very good poem on the soul. You always make it so easy to read.