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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Walk (07/20/06)

TITLE: WALK WITH ME
By Angela Logsdon
07/20/06


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Walk with me, Lord; hand in hand through this crazy mixed up world. I hold you to your word. You told me you would never leave nor forsake me. You promised to go before me and lead the way. You said you would make the crooked paths straight where I could follow more easily. You vowed that you would catch me when I fall.

I look around at darkness and despair and I do not see you. My life is a black hole of emptiness. Where are you! Where did you go? Please come back to me, wrap your arms around me, and hold me firmly in your strong embrace. It is safe there in your arms with my head lain gently on your chest. I feel your heartbeat as it calmly whispers to my fears. Comfort me, console me, and caress my face. If only I could lay my weary head on your soft shoulder, once more.

What went wrong? What made you leave? Are you a man of your word, or not? You spoke so sweetly when you first began to call. You sent the sunshine to light my way and flowers to brighten my day. I no longer see the sun or smell the fresh aroma of flowers. I only see rain and thunder rolls overhead. I am frightened; my heart panic stricken. Where is my hope? It left when you did.

Will you not return to me, will you not hear my pleas? Why have you turned your face from me? I no longer hear your voice; it is silent. The quite that surrounds me is deafening. I cannot even hear the beat of my own heart. It once beat so vibrant like the deep colors of autumn, strong and powerful. Now its voice is lost in the midst of the raging torrents that assault my soul.

I miss you my Lord, lover of my soul. Forgive me! Forgive me! Forgive me! I locked you out. I closed the door. I pushed you away with my indifference, my arrogance, and my neglect. I took you for granted while you patiently waited near. Waited for me to call, to tell you of my day, to express how much I love you. You waited so patiently, but I did not call, I did not speak to you, I did not listen when you tried desperately to get my attention. Therefore, you quietly excused yourself from my life.

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Is that you knocking, my love? It is! Are those sunflowers you hold in your hand, for me? They are beautiful! Yes, I would love to take a stroll with you on this clear calm day.


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Valerie Routhieaux07/27/06
Awesome. You have a gift that makes it very clear to see what is taking place. I could see a correlation here between what you wrote and the book of Song of Solomon when she rose from her bed to find her lover gone. Very good. Keep writing.
Lynda Schultz 07/27/06
Beautiful expression. I could "feel" it. Nice work.
Joanne Sher 07/28/06
Very compelling - I could feel everything you were writing. Excellent!
Clarissa Barge07/29/06
Hi there! I enjoyed your article; sounds like a poem! I think we've all been at this place. If we draw neigh to God, He will draw nigh to US! Thanks.
Marilee Alvey07/30/06
Thanks for showing me how to involve the senses. I thank God for leading me to this website to see the talent that others have. It is humbling, but necessary if I want to grow as a writer. Thank you for being one of those people that I can learn from. It was a very beautiful, emotional piece and, in the end, gave me images to feel closer to God.
Millicent Pat-Nwaoyo07/31/06
This is absolutely beautiful. I love it. I like the tone of your writing, you address God as a lover. I like the application of some literary devices e.g Paragrapg 4: "The quite that surrounds me is deafening" - this quite ironical. Thumbs up!
Millicent Pat-Nwaoyo07/31/06
This is absolutely beautiful. I love it. I like the tone of your writing, you address God as a lover. I like the application of some literary devices e.g Paragrapg 4: "The quiet that surrounds me is deafening" - this quite ironical. Thumbs up!