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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Valley (08/10/06)

TITLE: Through the Valley
By Stacey Kitchens
08/15/06


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Through the Valley

Tender Shepherd, gently lead
His pastures green, sheep freely feed
Refresh my soul, by waters still
In dewy fields, on grassy hill

Watchful Shepherd, snares unseen
His loving eyes, intensely keen
Misty nightmares, lurid dreams
Alert, anticipating; He redeems

Skillful Shepherd, through obsidian night
Fear dispelling beams of light
He saves me from the lionís tooth
His invincible rod speaks perfect Truth

Gentle Shepherd, guide feet that stray
Blackish night obscures the way
His staff of comfort brings me back
Protect from evilís looming attack

Powerful Shepherd, predators prowl
Distant sound of wolfing howl
Midst sharply rising canyon walls
Mournful songs and raven calls

Mighty Shepherd where jackals jeer
Subdues slinking panther; paw of bear
Offering His strength, capable arm
No dread of shadows nor fear of harm

Loving Shepherd, though nightfall comes
No singing lark or cheerful hums
Over dusky, somber, starless skies
Shepherdís light, hush anxious cries

Merciful Shepherd, His presence near
Careful fingers, answer a single tear
He carries me closely upon his heart
His courage found; His joy impart

Faithful Shepherd, readies His tablelands
On mountaintop, with outstretched hands
Morning breaks; haunts erase
Lush and sweet, a higher place.


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Glorey Wooldridge08/19/06
I liked how you described the shepherd in so many terms - great characteristics!
Lynda Schultz 08/19/06
I enjoyed this very much - great use of words. Good work.
Julia May08/20/06
Wow! This is really really really good! I loved the wording, the rhyme, the message, just the whole thing! Hope you place with this piece. In Christ's Love,

julia
Marty Wellington 08/21/06
Wow! Awesome images and parallels with language describing the shepherd's character. I'm crazy about sheep, so I especially loved this. Terrific work!