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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: Tie (02/28/13)

TITLE: My Safety Rope
By Yvonne Blake
03/06/13


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Walking proudly in the Righteous Way;
Climbing confidently day by day
Enjoying the sunshine,
Feeling the breezes
Until my foot slips.

Checking my lines, retying the knot,
Fearing the dangers sin has wrought;
Shivering with cold,
Shaking with fright
When my knees give.

Grasping wet ropes and holding tight,
Doing my best in a desperate fight;
Flashing and booming,
Soaking cold rain
While my fingers grip.

Fraying twine rubs against the rocks,
Twisting and tying in half-hitch locks;
Frustrating tears,
Clinging to rules,
Till my hands bleed.

Struggling to find the way that seems right,
Crawling through mire, no path in sight;
Feeling alone
Praying “O God!”
When my will dies

Tumbling away from the Righteous Way,
Wondering why fates against me play;
Flailing my arms,
Screaming in fright,
Then my heart stops.

Expecting the worst of calamities,
Waiting for the end of reality;
Resting in Arms,
Hearing a Voice,
“With Me you’re safe.”



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Linda Goergen03/07/13
I have read this several times, gleaning several visions from the words...it is a wonderful poem! My most prevailing view is that it is a powerful analogy of spiritual battle. Our journey “tied” to our faith. Then, your title and your ending say it all. Very thought provoking poem and a pleasure to read!
Verna Cole Mitchell 03/08/13
Love this poem's design and imagery and message.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 03/17/13
This is beautiful and you paint such a picture! Congratulations on ranking 24 overall!