Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Win A Publishing Package HERE            

The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!
The Official Writing Challenge

BACK TO
CHALLENGE
MAIN

INSTRUCTIONS

how it works
submission rules
guidelines for
choosing a level

ENTRIES

submit your entry
read current entries
read past entries
challenge winners



Our Daily Devotional HERE
Place it on your site or
receive it daily by email.





TRUST JESUS TODAY

TRY THE TEST



Share
how it works   Submit

Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: Illustrate the meaning of "Actions Speak Louder than Words" (without using the actual phrase). (02/21/08)

TITLE: What Good
By Catrina Bradley
02/27/08


 LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
 SEND A PRIVATE COMMENT
 SEND ARTICLE TO A FRIEND
 ADD TO MY FAVORITES

what good is Your Word
if the ink on Its pages
remains as still
as quiet
as dead
as the blackest night?

what good are Its lessons
if the Wisdom yearning to be unleashed
remains as constrained
as trapped
as caged
as a lion behind bars?

what good is Its Breath
if the Life It bestows
is neglected
starved
smothered
before It grows wings?

what good is It on the tongue
if the reciter understandeth not
doeth not
loveth not
liveth notÖ

so is heard not?


what good is the world
if they donít hear
wonít hear
arenít told,
nay, shown
who you are?

what good am I
if I go into the world
without You
without carrying Your Word
Your Love
Your Life
to them?

what good are my
hands
if they labor
contrary
to Your works?

what good are my
feet
if they walk
contrary
to Your way?

what good are You
to the world
if they see You not
witness You not
experience You not
in the world?


but how?

How can I
ever fill
those Footprints
that You ask,
nay, command
that I walk in?

How can I,
my heart,
so small,
be so filled
with Your love?

surely I will leak
leak You
overflow with You
spill You
for nothing of me
could contain
all that flows
from
You.


And that is good.


The opinions expressed by authors may not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
Accept Jesus as Your Lord and Savior Right Now - CLICK HERE
JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and Spread the Gospel.


This article has been read 1001 times
Member Comments
Member Date
Lori Othouse 02/28/08
Very good, indeed! And a very thought-provoking piece as well. Excellent!
Holly Westefeld02/28/08
Evocative and challenging. I like the progression from the written Word to the overflowing life.
Joanne Sher 02/29/08
Very poignant and beautifully image-rich. Love the progression and format.
LauraLee Shaw02/29/08
My goodness, this is breath-taking.
surely I will leak
leak You
overflow with You
spill You
for nothing of me
could contain
all that flows
from
You.

Just breath-taking.
Leigh MacKelvey02/29/08
You did a great job with this poem. The active, rather than passive voice; the concrete images you gave the abstract word; the form and the way it looks on paper! Top Notch!
Chely Roach03/03/08
Beautifully done...I love it.
jodie banner03/03/08
Beautiful, and thought provoking. Such a magnitude of emotion and ideas in so few words. I loved it!
Patty Wysong03/03/08
Beautiful and thought provoking. Almost haunting. I love it!!
Jan Ackerson 03/03/08
Excellent--my favorite image is "leaking" God.
Pat Guy 03/03/08
I ab-so-lute-ly LOVED this Cat! I loved the format, the images - just every word! And it doesn't help that you're sitting right behind me. ;)
Seema Bagai 03/03/08
Beautiful images and excellent word choices in this poem.
Celeste Ammirata03/04/08
Beautiful. I love the leaking out of God from you. Very touching, well written poem.
Debbie Wistrom03/04/08
I hardly dare to read the masters entries and am awed by this, you Cat, are a wonderful woman of God, please keep writing...
Verna Cole Mitchell 03/04/08
This beautiful poem is superbly done--a poem/prayer to be prayed each day.
Loren T. Lowery03/04/08
Very power punched questions answered the only way it could be. Wow, this had to be inspired. I even enjoyed it more the second time through!
Lyn Churchyard03/05/08
Superb! Cat, this is thought provoking. Simple and complex all at the same time. The final verse caps the whole lot off perfectly! So very well done!!
Beckie Stewart03/05/08
Neat! Pose the question and challenge to LIVE IT! Liked this presentation of the challenge.
Mandy White03/05/08
Beautiful job, Cat.
Julie Arduini03/05/08
This is so good. The images are amazing. It sounds on the boards like you don't write a lot of poetry but to read this---it reads like you do. Great job.
Sara Harricharan 03/05/08
I like this format! It is so different and so good. I liked your first verse and especially the one with the caged lions. That painted a very vivid picture! Nice job. ^_^
Sherry Castelluccio 03/05/08
For someone with little knowledge about poetry (that is what you said right?) you sure can write it. Great job, this was beautiful.