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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: Bridge (07/31/08)

TITLE: The Lord's My Bridge
By Verna Cole Mitchell
08/04/08


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The Lord's my bridge from day to day
To take me place to place.
He carries burdens that are mine
When I trust in His grace.

My payment is already made;
I do not have a fee.
Since He has paid the price for me,
My travel toll is free.

When He suspends me from above,
The things that are below
Are subject to His oversight.
He holds the way I go.

The heaviest of loads He bears;
His beam is ever strong.
If times are hard and troubles deep,
He carries me along.

For me He is a covered bridge,
Protection from the rain
Of difficulties that I face
From grief or loss or pain.

Within His sacred Word I find
Foundations buried deep.
My confidence in Him is sure;
Each promise He will keep.

My bridge to heaven will He be,
My intermediary.
Conducting me eternally,
He is my emissary.


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Joanne Sher 08/08/08
Lovely meter, rhythm and message. Beautifully crafted and presented.
LauraLee Shaw08/11/08
Your second to last stanza went straight to my heart. The whole poem flows beautifully, and the message is Truth-filled. Also love that you use non-typical rhyming words in the last stanza and still made it fit the meter. Takes a master poet to do that.
william price08/11/08
I really like this, but it took singing it to bring out my true appreciation. On first silent read it was okay, then I read it outloud and was blessed, then I sang it and found it's rhythm. I only say that to add the only thing I would suggest, is a refrain, or a repetitive stanza.
Anyway, great job with a superb message.
God bless.
Betty Castleberry08/11/08
Great message in rhyming form. Lovely to read, too. Kudos.
Shirley McClay 08/11/08
Beautiful and so very sweet. This would be a lovely addition to a bridge painting hanging on a wall.
T. F. Chezum08/11/08
I like this. Great message and meter.
Mariane Holbrook08/11/08
This is so good, dearheart. I can see this made up into laminated, lovely bookmarks and given out to those who would be blessed by it. It's a lovely poem and so worthy of you!! Kudos, my dear friend!
Joshua Janoski08/12/08
I really liked the second stanza. Praise God that my travel toll is free! Nice rhythm to this, and a wonderful message too.
Yvonne Blake 08/12/08
AMEN! Yes...I like the thought of HIM being a covered bridge. Thank you for writing this.
Joanney Uthe08/13/08
This is a beautiful poem. There are so many good lines and the meaning is so powerful.
Beckie Stewart08/13/08
Great poem. I love it!
Lyn Churchyard08/13/08
Beautiful words, nice rhythm. I think William is right... this would be lovely set to music :)
Dee Yoder 08/14/08
Oh, so beautiful and so full of truths about our Good God's ways with us. I love the imagery in this poem. It just touches my heart.
Betsy Markman08/14/08
So many lovely images incorporated into this piece, and all with skillful rhyme. Beautifully done!