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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: Ding-Dong (05/16/13)

TITLE: There's a stirring
By Ellen Carr
05/22/13


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There’s a bell, a distant bell
heralding Sunday, ringing
in the traffic-still morning
of her slow-eat breakfast,
ringing, ringing.

It’s a day, a lazy day
promising leisure, calling,
in the late-rise hour,
to her slipper-shod feet,
calling, calling.

There’s a stirring, something stirs,
evoking memories, reminiscing
the worship-spent times
of her long-ago days,
reminiscing, reminiscing.

There’s a yearning, deep within,
arousing longing, and desiring
for the warm, tender years
of her close-walk journey,
a desiring, a desiring.

And the bell, its soft ding-dong,
brings contrition, and confession,
in her quiet Sunday house,
to her set-aside God,
there’s confession, confession.

To her heart, her poured-out heart,
comes regret, and repentance
for the self-centred years,
with God pushed out,
a repentance, repentance.

As the bell, the distant bell,
rings out a welcome, inviting,
in her tear-stained spirit
there’s a deep response,
to the inviting, the inviting.

There’s a promise on her lips,
a resolution, a renewing,
of her God-follow vows,
and a worship-him plan,
a renewing, a renewing.


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CD Swanson 05/24/13
Powerful! God bless~
Yvonne Blake 05/29/13
I like the way the poem creates the ringing rhythm of the bell. I wish more churches rang bells on Sunday mornings - for just this reason.
Well done!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 05/30/13
Congratulations for ranking 34 overall!