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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Melody (08/24/06)

TITLE: The Immortal Melody
By mike poff


The Immortal Melody

There can seem to be in the constant strains of daily living a creeping disjointedness of sorts. Thoughts and intentions, actions and reactions somehow trend as if just out of sequence. Refrains of the familiar stir for a second what seemed an epiphany just a moment ago. Still even this bright interruption only fades as the mundane supplants our focal points range and depth yet again with common needs, wants and wishes.

Man is curious beast. Trapped within little less than a pound of grey electrically charged and amazingly alive matter are the feted issues of heaven and hell. The insatiable drive towards more if not all plunging headlong into the need to be loved and desire to be understood. All combine to create a divergence of continuity and purpose to life that strikes hollow from the inside out.

Fruitlessly we are driven to seek comfort and harmony in the arms and hearts of others or in the conquest of gain and accomplishment, only to find that we take more than we give, harm more than we nurture and crush more than we capture. Our spiritual chorus intones emptily in its shrill sharpness and flatly flaccid extent.

In us is no good thing. Nothing much of merit from which to achieve an assuring harmony upon. This state that I struggle darkly to describe is that of a soul lost of a melody. A life that has no song set to it. Anthem less and mislaid, meandering and mute.

In this state I found no peace until Jesus found me. The very life and gifts he had given were only destructive and deceiving until placed into the proper progression and key. No tune I could craft, lyric Id create or insight I could capture found accord until He gave my heart his melody to anchor a parched and broken song upon.

Life should be like music, moving and purposeful, structured but unchained. At its core a melody of sweet release from the prison of limited self into the promise of limitless life and love. From this can ascend a trillion harmonies each as different as the life and voice from which they rise. Each one redeemed by Gods own song and sacrifice, reborn of His immortal melody to which no art or inspiration of man can ever compare.

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Joanne Sher 09/03/06
Wow - very deep! Learned much from this piece!
Donna Emery09/03/06
this really made me think. You have a unique voice, and I am glad you shared this
Ed VanDeMark09/04/06
I don't know if this is a personal reflection and life lesson or creativity. In either case you have captured the extreems of life. Most people never venture this far from the mundane. Well written it takes us from the pits to the pinical.
terri tiffany09/05/06
What I like- you used some powerful words and descriptions and I liked your conclusion.
What I might change - some punctuation needs to break up some of the longer sentences. I found I had to read a few sentences twice to really grasp what you were saying and that might impede some people from reading and undersanding what you want to convey.