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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: War and Peace (not about the book) (07/07/11)

TITLE: Peace Triumphant
By Verna Cole Mitchell
07/09/11


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The waves wage war against the shore
And pound relentlessly.
Without a fight, the sands retreat,
Accepting their defeat.
Once anger of the waves is spent,
They lap shore tenderly
To heal her deepest wounds.
Then sea and shore, together now
In peaceful rest, bask side to side,
Beneath sunís tranquil rays.

The clouds make implements of war
To hurl on helpless earth,
And land lies mute, defenseless, still,
Against their icy missiles.
When fury of the clouds abates,
They send a gentle rain,
Erasing marks of armaments,
Restoring calm again.

The storm winds bring hostilities
To rage against the trees,
Which bend their boughs in agony
Before their vengeful foe.
Once havoc of the winds has ceased,
They whisper new alliance.
Through torn and twisted leaves are made
Negotiated terms
Of temporary peace.

Satanic demons war on man,
The crown of Godís creation,
But all who place their trust in Him
Are safe within His care.
The devil has no power to win
Against Godís matchless strength,
And in That Day when Christ will reign,
The demons, all destroyed,
To mar His world, there'll be no war,
Just peace forevermore.


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Sara Harricharan 07/14/11
Lovely! The second verse was very visual--the line with the land as mute, never thought of it that way before. Nicely done.
Lisa Johnson 07/14/11
nice progreesion with the images this poem portrayed
Noel Mitaxa 07/19/11
I like your depiction of the natural conflicts across our world, and I love the hope that wraps it all up. Excellent work.
Jim McWhinnie 07/19/11
As always, succinct, compelling word choices with that always reliable inner pulse.

Truly well-crafted.
Glynis Becker 07/19/11
Another beautifully-written poem. The images, the words, and the hope at the end is all perfection. Great job!
Carol Penhorwood 07/19/11
Powerful, vivid word descriptions of nature's war on humanity. Excellent choice of words that paint pictures in our minds. A winner in my book!
Catrina Bradley 07/19/11
I love your creative approach to the topic, and the imagery makes your poem so visual! I had a hard time following the rhyme scheme, but the emotional impact of your words was stunning. Reminds me of a Psalm. :)
Laury Hubrich 07/19/11
Peace forevermore...I can't wait!