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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Purple (11/05/09)

TITLE: My Royal, Spiritual Wedding Day
By Barbara Lynn Culler


For this day, I’ve waited ever so long
My spirit leaps with joy and my heart plays a song

‘He’s coming for me!’ That’s all I can say;
On this, my Royal, Spiritual Wedding Day!

I’ve been ready for many a year,
And oft of the delay, I’ve shed a tear.

He said “Not now, for we must wait…
You have more to learn, to set you straight.”

“But I want to be with you now, my Lord
I want to be where my Heavenly happiness has been stored.”

“Not yet, my Beloved, it is not time
For My Joy in you has yet to shine”

“But I’m gowned in a robe so snowy white,
My purity I’ve kept for you, for that special night!”

“Soon, I’ll come for you and this we’ll say:
‘Oh what a Royal, Spiritual Wedding day!’

My Bridegroom has come for me at last!
I can hear the archangels’ trumpet blast

The angels are singing a glorious refrain
No more must I experience life’s bitter pain.

My Bridegroom adorns me in purple silk that reflects the light
He takes me in His arms and embraces me tight.

“My child, my beloved, at last you will see;
You are crowned as Holy Royalty

When you allowed for Me to shine through your heart
You shared of ME, from the start

“Hallelujah My Lord, Hallelujah my Savior!
For in your eyes, I have found favor!”

Oh, it is just what you always did say!
‘We will have a Royal, Spiritual Wedding Day!”

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Aaron Morrow11/12/09
Very nice work! The imagery of the Bride was excellent.

There was some variance in them rhythm of the poem and I re-read it out loud without the word "Spiritual" and it "felt" more powerful personally.

Great effort, I hope this does well :)
Philippa Geaney 11/12/09
I loved this poem. It seems to have come straight from the heart. Well done.
Brenda Rice 11/15/09
Great story in your poem. I like this very much. I do agree with another reviewer that without "Spiritual" I like the flow much better. But this is good writing.
Ruth Ann Moore11/16/09
What a day of of rejoicing that will be! Great reminder of where our focus should be.
Shellie Goff11/16/09
Very nice poem. I love the 'lady in waiting' imagery. I do agree with an earlier comment regarding the deletion of the word 'spiritual'.

Also, there were just a couple of lines where the rythm was a bit out of kilter compared to the rest of th piece.

However, I thought your message was excellent and you have an obvious gift. Keep writing. You did a wonderful job!!
Loren T. Lowery11/16/09
Your love and understanding of this Bible passage shines through in this poem. Nice job!
Betty Castleberry11/16/09
You have the heart of a poet. The tone of the piece was lovely. I thought it was a bit weak on topic, but still nicely done. Kudos.
Jan Ackerson 11/16/09
Wonderful imagery in this heartfelt poem.

I'd love to have you stop by the "Jan's Poetry Class" forum on the message boards. We're having a thread each week on a different kind of poetry, and I also frequently cover the meter issues that other commenters have mentioned. We'd love to have your input!

Great use of the topic word!
Sarah Elisabeth 11/17/09
Beautiful writing! This was a blessing to read
Linda Boutin11/20/09
I greatly enjoyed reading this Barbara. Linda
Maria Kana Santos11/22/09
I love this poem and the message that it conveys about our glorious King and Bridegroom. Thank you for sharing this with us. God bless you in His tender care as you also wait for our Blessed Lord Jesus' coming to the Wedding Feast!!!