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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: Breathe (08/19/10)

TITLE: Drawing a Sigh
By Verna Cole Mitchell
08/24/10


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The day I was a bride, my groom close by my side,
So filled with love was I, my breath just drew a sigh.

The babe that I held near, immeasurably dear,
So filled with awe was I, my breath just drew a sigh.

Our young ones had fulfilled the dreams we had instilled.
So filled with pride was I, my breath just drew a sigh.

Our childrenís wedding days, another happy phase,
So filled with joy was I, my breath just drew a sigh.

My parents now were gone, and I must carry on.
So filled with grief was I, my breath just drew a sigh.

My loved one was quite ill; to heal, I prayed Godís will.
So filled with fear was I, my breath just drew a sigh.

Grandchildren came to bless; how great my thankfulness!
So filled with glee was I, my breath just drew a sigh.


That God loves even me, however can that be?
So filled with praise am I, my breath just draws a sigh.

And when my life is oíer, Iíll enter heavenís door.
So filled with faith am I, my breath just draws a sigh.


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Melanie Kerr 08/26/10
Lovely poem tracing the phases of life. The repetition of the phrase at the end was perfect.
Margaret Kearley 08/26/10
A wonderful poem depicting the changes we face as we go through life. Good word choices with the one word change on each second line.
Charla Diehl 08/27/10
Nice progression of one's life is shown lovingly in this poem.
Caitlyn Meissner08/28/10
I enjoyed this. Good job! :)
Cheryl Harrison 08/30/10
I enjoyed this. You painted a beautiful picture of the progression of life. I understood the emotion of each phase that I have already reached and contemplated the ones still to come. Thanks for writing.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 08/30/10
This is so beautiful. I envy your talent. You are able to put into poetry the words and feelings that swirl around in my head. Thank you so much.
Barbara Lynn Culler08/30/10
This is beautiful!

I hear the song "Sunrise, Sunset" playing in the background!
Mona Purvis08/31/10
Isn't it something that when we reflect back on life, these are the milestones we choose? Not money, fame, cars, houses. It's the simple, daily milestones, some good and some not so good.
I loved this entry and the testimony of the life.
Mona
Sarah Elisabeth 08/31/10
I loved the peaceful, relaxed flow of this. Makes me want to draw a sigh :-)
Nancy Sullivan 09/01/10
A reminder of how unique and special each breath is. What a beautiful poem and reflection for your family to enjoy forever.
Edy T Johnson 09/02/10
How did I miss this? What a beautiful life story in a nutshell! I love how you covered all the precious highlights with connections to the fruit of the Spirit. You're such a dear, also, for leaving a comment for me on my "Mixed Emotions" story. Thank you, dear sister!