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Previous Challenge Entry (EDITOR'S CHOICE)
Topic: Accent (02/21/13)

By Graham Insley
~4th Place


God raises His baton and makes three sharp knocks on the music stand. As Creator of all things He readies His manuscript and looks over the lead score.

Raising His head, He addresses His orchestra; ďRemember everyone, this piece is about love. The very act of creation is an act of love. The crescendos are there to get the loverís attention, the beat is that of a heart beating out a message to a loved one, the sotto voce is whispering I love you and the falsetto of the heavenly choir are to bear witness of My love for all that is created. And above all, the accent of this piece has always been, and will always be, love.Ē


On day one of creation we see the orchestra coming together, ready to perform the first movement of the first symphonic piece. As the instruments warm up and are brought into tune, we see the ebbing lights of emotion come into play. They sweep us up as they run through their scales and bring us back down to rest as they settle ready to perform.

Highs and lows, days and nights, the first stage completes the introduction and prepares the heart for what is to come.

Then the timbrels, flutes and clarinets come as softly as water starting to run gently on a downward path. Trickling, sprinkling, small splashes and an occasional bubbling persuade the ears that day two of creation has begun.

The tempo now increases as the rocks are formed and the seas gather into one place. The drums roll as the earth is formed and bassoons, violins and cellos join in as grass springs forth and herbs appear. The woodwind section now leads the orchestra in praise and worship as Godís creative power moves through the leaves and rustles the foliage that has just appeared.

The third movement has been completed
in perfection.

The sound that now reaches our ears seems to be coming from a thousand miles away; but building in intensity and depth until it is just around the corner. What we are hearing are the kettle drums heralding the arrival of something great. All the instruments join in as a clash of cymbals introduce whales to breach the oceanís surface. Piccolos, oboes and tubas bring forth sunrises and sunsets to glorify all that has been created, birds cross the stage performing the first love dance, trumpets and French horns announce the arrival of the elephant and rhinoceros and then... the music fades.

The violin starts to sweep us away into a moment of intimacy as it introduces day six.

God glances over His orchestra and His eyes run with tears of joy. There has been so much music, so much creation and so much emotion. But we have reached a special moment of creationís symphony, a moment of great accent, of incredible importance.

He smiles and everyone knows we have now come to the climax of it all. Day six, the creation of man; and the accent is on love.

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Bonnie Bowden 03/02/13
Poetical and lyrical piece of writing. I thought your message came through loud and clear--love.
Vince Martella03/02/13
I liked the way you laid this out - very nice. The integration of the symphony with the daily creation was great. And the spiritual message was clear. Good job.
Adele Threadgold03/02/13
Liked on facebok - I hope more people read it :)
Judith Gayle Smith03/03/13
Absolutely exquisite. I couldn't take my eyes off the screen (they are still stuck there!). Mayhaps you might rethink your Beginner Level? You put me to shame!

Loving you in through and because of Jesus, the Christ . . .

Have you "thrown a brick"?
C D Swanson 03/05/13
This was a spectacular way of presenting the topic. Cleverly crafted and well written, and probably will earn a nod from the judges for sure! Nicely done.

God bless
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 03/07/13
I think this is a brilliant piece. I'm not very musical yet, I felt like I could hear the song emanating from the screen. You did an awesome job with describing it for an ear such as mine, but I also suspect that those who are musical will enjoy it as much if not more. It's a great take on the topic, inviting, original and fresh.
PamFord Davis 03/07/13

Wing His Words
Lillian Rhoades 03/07/13
Heaven may not be playing a tune for your win, but I'm sending a "note" of congratulation.:-)

Great piece!!
Bonnie Bowden 03/07/13
Congratulations on your well deserved 1st place in beginners!
Alicia Renkema03/07/13
Stunning work -- I know who helped you write this wonderful work, the Conductor Himself! I loved everything about this writing from the first raising of the baton to the stillness at the end as the accent of all creation was at hand with God's creation of man, His great gift of love! Congratulations on both your first place win in beginners and your EC, tremendous job! Blessings...
Judith Gayle Smith03/07/13
Thank you for glorifying God with your true, honest, just, pure, lovely, good, virtuous and praiseworthy winning entry! God bless you.

Love and verbal hugs, Judi

KJV Revelation 14:12 "Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus."
Bonnie Bowden 03/07/13
Congratulations on 4th place MC award. That's quite a feat! I'll enjoy reading more.
Bea Edwards 03/08/13
Ahhh what a splendid symphony you crafted!!!
Sight and sound blended wonderfully together. Congratulations on your winning entry and 4th place overall-- whoo hooo, young man ;-}
C D Swanson 03/08/13
Congratulations! God bless~
Claudia Thomason03/08/13
Sounds like you "have music in your bones" as my aunt, the piano teacher would often say. If creation were accompanied by music, it would indeed have been a magnificent piece, much like you have described. Congratulations on your EC.
Olawale Ogunsola03/13/13
Congratulations no your well deserved first place win.
Olawale Ogunsola03/13/13
Congratulations on your well deserved first place win.
Noel Mitaxa 04/01/13
Congratulations on your win, for a highly-descriptive piece, which invites us to explore what is beyond our ability to even begin to understand. Great work, and may God continue to bless you as your writing ministry develops.
Melissa Doerksen 04/01/13
This awesome piece was able to paint a beautiful picture in one's mind, of creation like never before. Each instrument so appropriately selected to correspond with the creation of that day! Very well done is all I can say!
Charla Diehl 04/02/13
WOW, this is superb writing and a unique take on the topic. I was truly moved by the symphony of each new day. Why are you in level one?????
Congratulations on both wins!