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Previous Challenge Entry (EDITOR'S CHOICE)
Topic: Expand (07/18/13)

TITLE: Heaven's Expansion
By lynn gipson
~9th Place


Expanding in space from a vast universe,
Is a kingdom wherein fair angels converse,
To spread their wings at God's commands,
Transforming their will to become His hands.

Rising in warmth beyond moon and stars,
A glorious plane in a world without wars,
Rapture and joy light a shimmering space,
No sorrow can reach such a heavenly place.

Above our earth there is great mystery,
A land we were promised before history,
God's heaven expanding with sinless light,
My throbbing spirit imagines the sight.

A world that holds no suffering or pain.
Pure as a dove and without sinful stain,
On gossamer wings I will glide and fly,
In spirit with God on the highest of high.

Into my soul I breathe God's air,
Inhaling scents so heavenly rare,
Exhaling my trust to secrets unknown,
Expelling transgressions all of my own.

Lead me on to heaven's expansion,
As there awaits in a golden mansion,
A magnificent room created for me,
To house my soul for eternity.

Accept Jesus as Your Savior Right Now and be Certain of Eternal Life.

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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 07/25/13
This is beautiful. I love the way God works. First he directed me to the piece before yours, which touched me in a unique way. Then with one more click, I was blessed by your beautiful words. This has God's fingerprints all over it and never ceases to give me goose bumps. Some might call it a coincidence, but we know better. Thank you for listening to God's nudging. You have blessed me in ways I can never express, but know you made a difference today. May God bless you too!
C D Swanson 07/25/13
Oh my heavens, what a beautiful and descriptive poem that touched my heart and made it smile!

Fabulous work...this piece clearly demonstrates how the Spirt moves and inspires you through your words of conviction.

Thanks! God bless~
Brenda Rice 07/27/13
Your poem has a good flow and rhyme. I adore the subject matter. Today I sometimes hear people make fun of Christians for always looking forward to heaven. I think the images you described keep me going when things are too earthly around me. Thanks.
Judith Gayle Smith07/28/13
You never disappoint. You bless us with your heart for God. Thank you for beauty . . .

Praise YHWH. Hebrews 10:26-31, Revelation 12:17
Dannie Hawley 07/29/13
Beautifully written. Right on topic. Leaves me wanting more. Thanks for sharing more than just words with us.
Bea Edwards 07/31/13
You penned a spectacular sonnet and I think it's one of your best, overflowing with obvious love and devotion.
C D Swanson 08/01/13
Congrats Lynn on your beautiful entry and your well deserved win!!!

God bless~
Colin Swann08/01/13
Excellent EC win for you Lynn.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 08/01/13
Congratulations!! Happy Dance!!!!
Lillian Rhoades 08/01/13
Lynn, s'wonderful to see you moving up. Each entry gets gooder and gooder (grammar out the window).:-)

Hearty congrats for a well-crafted, hope inspiring, poem; and a worthy win.
Linda Goergen08/01/13
CONGRATULATIONS LYNN on your EC placing! A well deserved win for this lovely poem that left me longing for Heaven all the more!
Genia Gilbert08/01/13
Marvelous poem, girl! You are quite deserving of the EC and 3rd place in Level 3. Thanks for being such a blessing on FW and supporter of other members. Congratulations!
Bea Edwards 08/01/13
Whoo hoo Yay 9th overall!!
Noel Mitaxa 08/02/13
Poetry has the capacity to expand our thinking beyond the words which it contains, and this is a beautiful example. Great work, and well done on your placing.