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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Don’t Look Back (04/19/12)

TITLE: A Light Decision
By Colleen Fischinger
04/19/12


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Deep in behind one’s eyes
Is either darkness or soft light;
The truth of choice reflected
In what is wrong or right.

Light’s glow reflects the joy
That only God can provide,
While darkness carries burdens
That one may try to hide.

Joy’s gift reaches out to those
Who may not be aware
Of God’s loving kindness
And of His tender care.

It’s relinquishing the trials
That we all do struggle with
To Christ, our provider
Whose freedom is promised.

While sorrow’s trap is devised
Of lies the enemy will use
To drag down the innocent,
To destroy, to abuse.

Yet, God’s Word provides the truth
To darkness and to light:
We know that light’s a gift
And darkness is a fight.

A decision must be made
If it already has not,
To fight against the darkness
And grasp the light of God.

Those who’ve decided to ignore
The darkness of their hearts -
Their earthly choice will only lead
To more darkness when life parts.

It is up to you, my friend,
To make this special choice-
For if you choose God’s light
You’ll forever hear His voice.


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Nancy Bucca 04/26/12
What a powerful description/explanation of what it means to not turn back. You said it so clearly by making it a simple choice.
CD Swanson 04/26/12
Beautifully and brilliantly written and illustrated. Flowed perfectly throughout and touched my heart.

I loved it...and spot on with the topic, what a wonderful way to bring the topic home. Thank you.

God bless~
Catherine Maher04/26/12
Flowed effortlessly. A very good witness for the call of God to save each one from darkness into His marvelous light. Keep up the good work.
Genia Gilbert04/26/12
I love the message in this piece. Good writing.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 04/28/12
This is so beautiful. I love how it flows, almost taking me on a journey.

Just some tiny red ink, I think mostly you did a great job with the rhymes but a couple seemed forced. Like with and promised and not and God.

I do think the message is a powerful one that so many people will be able to relate to on so many levels. Thank you for sharing.
Patsy Hallum04/30/12
Loved it! I agree with Shann, the rhyme seemed forced, but the message is timeless. Keep writing!
Colleen Fischinger 05/04/12
Author note: Just a few hours new to FaithWriters, this was my first submission to the Challenge and I was so excited about the topic "Don't Look Back" that I didn't fully read the submission rules before entering this poem. This poem was written about 12 years ago and is very special to me as it is one of the first works written where I felt the Holy Spirit inspiring, moving...