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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Calm (emotionally) (09/13/07)

TITLE: Stars and Memories
By Donna Hogue
09/15/07


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I can see the stars tonight in spite of the glare of city lights. They remain in place obediently shining through the darkness. They remind me of the jacks I used to pick up as a child. I feel like I could reach up and scoop them into my hand; savoring them until dawn and the glory of the morning sun consumes them and they are a memory. Like so many others.

I used to be afraid of the night because it was so hard to see what was real and what was not. Shadows everywhere and me not able to sleep because I had not yet found the peace that passes all understanding. When I first came to Him as frightened as a child caught in uncertain circumstances; I remember it was an Autumn night. It was then I discovered that the dark and the light were the same to Him and He could see me laying there. It was then that I was surrounded by the most glorious Light and my way would never be darkened again; even when I sinned. It was then that the sleep came and remained and I rested for the very first time. I was no longer afraid to greet the new day. No longer did the shadows frighten me, they became a memory, like so many others.


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Diane Bertrand09/20/07
I like your style of writing. Thanks for sharing.
Loren T. Lowery09/20/07
Your words and thoughts are very soothing (calming) indeed. There is a lot of quiet emotions going on here and I think you have the talent to expand this even further.
For reading ease, break up some of the pargraphs and thoughts. Carry your reader thought your eyes and heart.
Pamela Kliewer09/20/07
The imagery here is wonderful and I could see it all. Well done.
Laurie Walker09/21/07
Well done. I'd love to see this expanded. You're descriptions are very engrossing... Like Loren said, though, try breaking up the paragraphs more. It'll help things flow better. All in all, very stirring.
Sherrie Jackson09/21/07
This is a beautiful meditation, and the perfect length. Sometimes it only takes a few words to truly speak.