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Previous Challenge Entry (EDITOR'S CHOICE)
Topic: Time (11/15/12)

TITLE: Five 'Minute' Snapshots
By Margaret Kearley
11/21/12
~6th Place


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Five ‘Minute’ Snapshots


(‘Minute Poems’ - 3 four line verses, totalling 60 syllables in 12 lines )


Born:

And when the time had fully come
God sent His Son.
A helpless babe
In manger laid.

Creator God, what mystery
That here we see,
Small fingers curled
That made the world.

Eternity breaks into time,
Wonder sublime,
God came to earth
In humble birth.

_____________________________

Living:

By Jordan waters, ‘neath blue sky
There spoke from high
Th’eternal One,
‘Behold, My Son.’

He preached, He taught, and all could see
Authority
And truth and grace
Shine from His face.

He healed the sick, the lame, the blind,
The troubled mind
From sin set free
To liberty.
_____________________________

Dying:

It was as if all time stood still
On Calvary’s hill.
The light of day
In darkness lay.

Angelic beings held their breath,
There, led to death,
God’s only Son
Belove-d One.

‘It’s finished’ His triumphant cry
Broke earth and sky
In victory
Eternally.
________________________________

Rising and Ascending:

Heartbroken early morning gloom
Ran to the tomb
To where He lay
That Easter Day,

Sealed stone and grave clothes could not keep
Him in death’s sleep.
And joy sublime
Broke into time.

Risen, Ascended, Glorified.
In Him abide,
Tell all who’ll hear
The Lord Is near.
___________________________________

Coming:

And when the time is fully come
God’s Holy Son
Will come to reign.
He’ll come again!

The clouds will part and every eye
Behold the sky,
His Glory see,
Power, Majesty.

Come to Him now, do not delay,
Believe today,
His Word is true,
He lov-eth you.

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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 11/23/12
This is beautiful! You did such a nice job with formatting this. That takes real talent and I'm impressed.
Noel Mitaxa 11/25/12
Great skill here in a clear framework that enhances your message rather than impedes its flow. Excellent work.
Camille (C D) Swanson 11/27/12
Interesting form, and wonderful job with this lovely piece. Thanks.
God bless~
Verna Cole Mitchell 11/29/12
Congratulations on EC for this wonderful poem!
Myrna Noyes11/29/12
CONGRATULATIONS, MARIE, FOR YOUR E.C. WIN FOR THIS WONDERFUL POEM!! :) I've never heard of "Minute Poems" before, but the structure of it challenges me, and I might try my hand at it sometime! The progression of your piece through Jesus' life was interesting and well-done, and I appreciated the closing thought. WAY TO WRITE!!
Myrna Noyes11/29/12
I forgot to tell you my favorite stanza:

"Creator God, what mystery
That here we see,
Small fingers curled
That made the world."

Amazing thought!
Francy Judge 11/29/12
Congratulations! I especially liked the stanza that begins with "Angelic beings held their breath." What beautiful snapshots! And what a challenge to write in this poetic form. Great job!
Bea Edwards 11/29/12
Clever, lovely and profound. It flowed so effortlessly for me the reader however it must have taken a huge amount of work to create. Thank you for this beautiful poem.
Beth LaBuff 11/29/12
Margaret, I love your creative genius with these minute poems. The phrase "and when the time had fully come" always moves me. This is beautiful work. Super congrats on your Editor's Choice award.
Danielle King 11/30/12
Margaret, this is profound and beautiful and so very well crafted too. It's the first I've heard of 'minute poems.' I'd have a shot but it would never be up to the high standard of yours.

Congratulations on your well deserved placing.
Ellen Carr 12/03/12
Congratulations Margaret on your EC ranking. It is most well-deserved! I hadn't heard of minute poems before this and I'm keen to try one some time soon. You've used the style so well in this poem.