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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: The Reader (04/15/10)

TITLE: Harvest
By Gerald Shuler
04/20/10


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My words are born of simple things not meant to carry weight;
A memory, an old clichť, emotions I canít shake.
Yet, in the telling of my tales (this canít be second guessed):
No matter what was written some reader will be blessed.
It seems thereís room for ego, so mighty is my pen,
Yet, inwardly, I understand God has done His work again.
He takes the words my pen lays down, and treats them as His own;
Like seeds, my words are planted in Godís Garden, freshly grown.
But the harvest comes much later at a place where I canít beÖ
Some reader reads my story and God sets the reader free.

I could never comprehend itÖ Godís ways are far past mine,
But this one thing I understand: God cares about mankind.
If He can find a person who will write what eíer heíll write
Then God will reach the reader who is struggling in a fight
And, though youíll never know it, your words will strike a cord;
The reader will reap meaning from the garden of your words.
The writer isnít mighty and neither is his penÖ
The might is in the Spirit that guides us from within.
How else can anyone explain what happens when we read?
The simple words the writer writes is now the harvest readers need.


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Angela M. Baker-Bridge04/22/10
This is on topic, but also would have worked really well for this week's topic! As creative as you are, I'm sure you'll write another very inspiring piece.
angelos2 wark04/23/10
Wow! Very well written.
Words of truth spoken with such creativity.
Charla Diehl 04/23/10
I like the simple message your poem conveys. The MC could be you, me, or maybe even any one of the Gospel writers speaking.
Donna Wolther04/23/10
The writer isnít mighty and neither is his penÖ
The might is in the Spirit that guides us from within.
How true, nicely done.
Beth LaBuff 04/24/10
I've always liked the Bible metaphor of the harvest. You've beautifully amplified that in your poem. I especially like this, "The reader will reap meaning from the garden of your words." Very nice!
Joan Campbell04/25/10
Beautifully written with a strong message. Thank you!
Patricia Turner04/25/10
Wonderful message in these rhymes. I agree that it fits this weeks topic as well. I think it was this line that resonated with me, and is my favorite: Yet, inwardly, I understand God has done His work again. Well done.
AnneRene' Capp 04/26/10
Really enjoyed the power packed simplicity of this and it flowed so smoothly.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 04/27/10
Simply divine.
Edmond Ng 04/27/10
This describes deep within what's in my heart, the awe I feel of Godís greatness and graciousness for using me to write words that touch and bless readers. I understand this truth very well, no matter what I write, some readers will be blessed.
Lyn Churchyard04/28/10
Few words, but an awful lot packed into them.
Like seeds, my words are planted in Godís Garden, freshly grown.
But the harvest comes much later at a place where I canít beÖ
Some reader reads my story and God sets the reader free. reminds me of 1 Cor 3:7. We only need to be willing to write what God calls us to write and leave the rest to Him.
Carol Penhorwood 04/28/10
How wonderfully inspiring! An entry that deserves to win in my opinion!

And encouragement to all of us who write!

God bless you!
Mona Purvis04/28/10
Splendid. Lines of truth written in form to easily digest.

Mona
Loren T. Lowery04/28/10
What a great, insightful message. I especially like the way you alluded to the way the Holy Spirit directs us to hear the writer's words - in essence harvesting what another has sown. A great lesson on giving freely as well.
Verna Cole Mitchell 04/28/10
Beautifully written--You've expressed in verse wonderfully the desire of my heart.
Sarah Elisabeth 04/28/10
I was truly blessed by this. Thank you.
Pamela Kliewer04/28/10
Thank you. Reading this has really blessed me tonight.
Joanna Stricker04/28/10
Well done. Since the other comments are saying their favorite part...mine was: "He takes the words my pen lays down, and treats them as His own". What an honor that God expresses His love for us in such a way, thank you for reminding us of that love and the precious gift He entrusts us with.
Kate Oliver Webb04/28/10
Nicely done. Yet another finely drawn reminder that God sees to it His word does not return void--or without fulfilling the purpose for which He intended it. I just want to praise Him for that, again and again! Thanks for using your pen!
Ruth Stromquist04/29/10
Really liked this a lot -- very encouraging to all us FaithWriters. We should probably post it on our walls for times of discouragement.
Joshua Janoski04/29/10
This poem accurately describes the hearts of most writers here at FaithWriters. Our purpose is to write for His glory, and when we can encourage a reader or bring a smile to their face with what we write, then it's all worth it.

Thank you for sharing, Gerald. I can tell this one came straight from the heart.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 04/29/10
Congratulations in placing in the top 40 over-all and in the top 15 of your level. Good job!