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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Threefold Cord (04/12/12)

TITLE: The third strand
By Ellen Carr
04/18/12


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THE THIRD STRAND

Two cords entwined
with roses, hearts,
lace and bridal veil,
they tied the knot
with great array,
set out along the trail.

The road was straight,
the journey smooth,
their love was young and strong.
But twists and turns,
a pot-holed road
beset them before long.

Their cords were strained,
began to fray,
loosening the knot.
In need of strength,
unravelling,
they sought what they forgot.

Another strand,
a higher power,
called them to His side.
Entwine with me,
draw on my strength,
enlist me as your guide.

Our three-fold cord
can take the strain
withstand the rocky road.
Draw near to me,
take on my yoke,
And I will share your load.

No golden path,
no satin road,
they travelled rocky ways.
The Master's strand,
it bound them tight
through all their travelling days.

* * *

Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. (Ecclesiastes 4:12 NIV)


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Laura Manley04/23/12
I like this poetic entry which is right on target. The rhythm of your piece seems to be also on target as I watched the cord unravel and take on a power when the most powerful part of the cord was added. Excellent writing!
Catherine Maher04/25/12
Completely enjoyed this. Easy flow and rhythm and a wonderful message. Not too long,not too short....just right. good job
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 04/25/12
This is really lovely. It has a beautiful flow. How true it is that a marriage needs God to hold it together.
Pam Ford Davis 04/26/12
Congratulations!

Wing His Words!
Melinda Melton 04/26/12
Wonderful! Congratulations on 1st place. God Bless.
CD Swanson 04/26/12
Congrats! God Bless~
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 04/26/12
Congratulations on your first place ribbon in level one and for placing 14th overall!