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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Soul (07/13/06)

TITLE: Soul of Travail
By Helen Murray
07/15/06


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Soul in Travail

Soul in Anguish,
Soul in torment,
Soul in delirium,
Soul in pain,
Soul in ecstasy,
Soul in anxiety,
Soul in frustration,
Soul in disdain.

Soul in passion,
Soul in laughter,
Soul in death and
Soul in life.
Soul in penitence,
Soul in reflection,
Soul in love and
Soul in strife.

Oh my soul you
Keep me dancing.
I can never
Dance alone.
I search for my
Soulís companion.
Who will offer?
Is there one?

Here are now my
Suitors willing.
There is Envy,
Look at Hate,
Bitterness and
Self-Absorption,
Pity looking
For a date.

What of Vengeance
Narcissism,
Self-indulgence
Dressed up fine,
Pride and Guilt with
Sad Depression,
Desperation,
What a line!

I have danced with
Every suitor.
And Iíve wondered
Who is mine.
I donít want to
Lock into a
Partnership that
Doesnít shine.

All of these have
Looked attractive.
Yet they weaken
On the spins!
Where is one that
Lasts for ever?
I will only
Look at him.

I need one who
Will not fail me,
Leave me when the
Goingís tough,
One whoís strong and
Knows the dance steps.
Treading on my
Toes is rough!

Something deep
Within me tells me
Suitors there are
More than enough,
I must search the
Highest mountain
For the one whose
Name is Truth.

Mr.Truth will
Undergird my
Weakness, lift
My spirits high.
Warm my coldness,
Light my darkness,
Hold my trust as
He draws nigh.
.

He will lead me
Without falter
To a banquet
Richly spread.
I will follow
Every dance step
Waiting for the
Day we wed.

Then for ever
All those suitors
And their lies will
Disappear.
There will only
Be the glory
Of beloved
Jesus here.


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Constance Marie Korn07/20/06
I loved this poem very much. It speaks the truth. Sometimes we get so caught up in our life's companions that we don't see that some of them can lead us astray. But Jesus is the perfect example. We will one day be the bride of Christ. Great Job! Constance
Angela Logsdon07/21/06
Love it. I like how you carried the dance theme throughout.