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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Empty and Full (06/04/09)

TITLE: Farewell to your Empty Heart
By Amie Wheeler
06/10/09


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A life thatís full of self
Finds no time for the Lord
Their Bibles on a shelf-
Godís scriptures are ignored

Love of this world below
Consumes most evíry thought
True worth some do not know
Can not be sold or bought

People may measure life
By things that they possess
But soon theyíre filled with strife
And overwhelmed by stress

Even with all thatís owned
They long for something more
Why do I feel alone?
Some begin to implore

Not knowing that the cause
Is a cold, empty heart
So many will with drawl
As their world falls apart

But wait there is a hope!
To save you from yourself
A way that folks can cope
That bible on your shelf!

Take it down, be enticed
Open it up and read
Friend, youíll find Jesus Christ
Is all you truly need

Ask him into your heart
Consume his every word
And soon self will depart
As faith in Christ is stirred

Emptiness will be gone-
Eyes set on things above
As more and more youíre drawn
To the fullness of God's love


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Rachel Burkum06/16/09
A delightful read with a definite point. I'm not a master of poetry by any means, but I enjoyed this piece very much. My favorite stanza was:

People may measure life
By things that they possess
But soon theyíre filled with strife
And overwhelmed by stress

Unfortunately, I sometimes get caught in this trap. Thanks for the reminder!
Mona Purvis06/20/09
Amie, I love this poem so very much. Great writing!
Mona