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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: Guard Your Heart (06/08/12)

TITLE: Forever Sentry
By Verna Cole Mitchell
06/12/12


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I place a watch upon my heart
Lest seeds of bitterness should start
And grow until their flowers bloom,
Then all my peace and calm consume.
Iím not alone in this endeavor
Because the Holy Spirit ever
Within my secret heart does dwell,
And there He guards it very well.
Itís He who does empower me
To be the person I should be.
He puts reminders in my way,
Encouragement for me to say
The words that He would have me speak,
Or even turn the other cheek
To one whoís acted with unkindness,
And then present a kind of blindness
To the faults in every neighbor.
He instructs me how to labor
In good deeds of Christian duty
And reveal my inner beauty
Through decisions that I make
And the actions that I take.
Iíve a fount of love thatís flowing
From the One who is all-knowing.
He loves me more than I deserve
And holds back nothing in reserve.
My heart I give Him in full measure,
Forever sentry of my treasure.


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Charla Diehl 06/15/12
This is so well said and fits the topic perfectly. I liked this a lot.
A little white space between verses makes for easier reading.
Deborah Engle 06/16/12
Nicely done.

I particularly liked the way you phrased this thought:

And then present a kind of blindness
To the faults in every neighbor.
Colin Swann06/18/12
Praise the Lord! Wonderful! Conveys so much truth and encouragement - and yes, God the Holy Spirit is the Advocate in our defense and so much more as you pointed out. Thank you!
CrisC Ramirez06/18/12
I love the use of your rhymes which gave it great flow. The point was clear as to what and how our hearts are protected by our Lord. Ending with the title always gives it a wonderful and satisfying close. God Bless!
Loren T. Lowery06/18/12
I always get so much out of reading your work - not only how to use poetry effectively, but the essence of what is being said as well. Great job!
Allison Egley 06/18/12
Very nice. If flows well.
Sarah Elisabeth 06/19/12
I'm not a poetry expert, but I did like the flow here, and how you ended with your title. Nice job!
Beth LaBuff 06/19/12
This is beautiful on many levels. Pure poetry!! I love your message and the image your title invokes.
Beth LaBuff 06/19/12
so sorry, I meant "evokes" (not invokes). :(
CD Swanson 06/20/12
Beautiful entry. Lovely words and powerful message. Thank you. God bless~
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 06/21/12
This is beautiful and you make it feel like it flows effortlessly. Congratulations on ranking 10th in Masters and 12 overall!