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

TITLE: As I surrender to You
By Trudy Orzio
09/17/07


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The peacefulness of a newborn babe after feeding from its Mothers breast,
Being nurtured, fondled and caressed,
Laid down on a soft warm bed,
Without any worries, without any dread,
Is the peacefulness I now feel surrendering to You.

The waves of the sea cradled in the oceanís arms,
The bay safe from the tempestís storms,
The quiet of the oceanís floor,
All a sense of tranquillity my heart adores.
As I surrender to You.

I could not breathe in my suffocating mask
I could not see in the darkness of my despair
I only existed to do routine tasks,
On a treadmill going nowhere.

The adjournment of my past life
And the entrance of a new adventure
The laying down of all my strife
And all of my conjecture
Has made me realize that

You are my tranquilizer,
My meditation of You slows my mind from its race
You are my equalizer
Your mediation has caused me to yield toYour embrace.

And now I can take deep breaths
Inhaling the serenity of Your presence
And I can see the hues of all the colors around me
I can do all You ask with your grace that astounds me

With calm assurance I spend my days
And with untroubled sleep I spend my nights
Resting in all You are.


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Jan Ackerson 09/23/07
The imagery in the first two stanzas is quite nice, as is the title. The whole mood is tranquil, serene.
Joanne Sher 10/01/07
Congratulations, Trudy. Your entry has placed 13th in Level 1. The Lists for the Top 15 in each Level and the Top 40 overall are available in the Weekly Results and Highest Rankings forum of our Faithwriters Message Boards.
Andrea Willard08/17/11
Our Savior's embrace is like no other. "Come on up and sit with me a spell child." You seem to invite him at the same time He invites you. Compelling picture.