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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: War and Peace (not about the book) (07/07/11)

TITLE: Of War and Peace in Me
By marcella franseen
07/09/11


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Of War and Peace in Me

Striving, yet never arriving, spinning in circles that are empty
Angry, bitter, forgiveness a word with no meaning
Hurt, so hurt, so much deep hurt
Despairing, no hope for my ravished soul, no light
Twisting and contorting, my heart too heavy to carry
Dark, so dark, so deep the dark
Constricted, not breathing, a corpse that laughs in vain
Bondage, Oh cruel master that binds me with futility
War, dark war, dark war raging in me

-Jesus-

Satisfied, yet always growing, moving forward on a straight path
Quiet, I listen, forgiveness now my true friend
Joy, true joy, such deep joy
Hoping, what praise for a soul made new, delight
Relaxing and unwinding, my heart so full of love it soars
Light, true light, such great light
Open, transparent, I deeply breathe in new life
Freedom, Oh great Master that bought me for great price
Peace, such peace, such peace living in me


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Catrina Bradley 07/18/11
Beautiful! I'm not a poetry expert, but I know I liked this. Nice job. :)
Patricia Turner07/18/11
Terrific imagery!
Noel Mitaxa 07/18/11
Very talented pictorial grasp of the contrasts within our topic this week. Well done for its scope and its succinctness.
Verna Cole Mitchell 07/19/11
Very good contrast of the war within you and the peace that Jesus brings.