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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Illustrate the meaning of ďA Stitch in Time Saves NineĒ (without using the actual phrase or literal example). (01/03/08)

TITLE: Wings of change
By Lesley-Anne Evans


A stitch in time saves nine

They came on wings of fire
hot from the forgers vast furnace
they flew invisible
yet impacting all whose path they crossed.
Set by divine appointment
they came to those whose need was greatest
touching, lifting , healing, putting back together, bringing life
where deaths clutches reached to take.
Death, whose prowling search for signs of weakness
was broken by their flights of grace.

They knew not why they came,

yet they did their Masterís bidding without quarrel.
They felt immense joy at being asked,
at being so integral to life outside their normal world.
They flew on in vast array,
offering themselves selflessly
and with ancient knowledge,
and they caused change.
The paradox being that the change was predestined to occur,
still they carried change on their wings.

The space time continuum meant nothing to them,
they crossed through and between without consideration or effort.
And to say that the work they did was needful
would be a disservice to ones so integral to the Fatherís plan,
for their work was multiplied and the result
paid eternal divideds.

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Catherine Pollock01/10/08
It's so true - we don't always know why we're doing what God tells us to do.

I saw a few punctuation errors here, but overall, this piece was quite enjoyable. Wonderful job!
Debbie Wistrom01/10/08
There is a lot of good stuff here, especially liked the ending.
Temple Miller01/10/08
I liked "They carried change on their wings." Nice work.
Jan Ackerson 01/11/08
Great imagery in this angelic poem. I'm not clear on how it ties in with the topic, though. I enjoy your free verse style.
Nathan Perkins01/11/08
Great Job! I enjoyed the idea of the intercection between the time bound and the timeless.

It was enjoyable. It made sense. It struck a cord in me and it provoked thought.

I will be look forward to reading other things you write.
Linda Watson Owen01/12/08
Really creative imagery here! And the lines... "They came on wings of fire
hot from the forgers vast furnace
they flew invisible..." contain wonderful alliteration. Very intriguing poem!
c clemons01/12/08
Good imagery but tends to give a little to much credit to the angels for change in the world. Not sure what this had to do with the subject. Keep writing.
Lesley-Anne Evans01/23/08
Thanks for the comments and sorry for the confusion on meaning here. I took the idea of the angels being involved in changing destiny or delivering whatever the Father has for them to deliver (messages, intervening in various ways), and combined that with their ability to cross over time and space to make those changes, and considered how God might allow the angels to deliver change just in time to save... well... nine lives... nine thousand lives... in many different ways. Their 'stitches in time' could prevent problems from growing or lives from being lost eternally. Yikes! Does that sound completely crazy?

I appreciate the opportunity to write in challenges and thank you for your constructive comments.
Linda Goergen06/16/09
After just having read the first two books of "THE CHRONICLES of BROTHERS" by Wendy Alec, this poem had such vision for me, as it fit so with the angels going back and forth in her stories, so fresh in my mind. I truly enjoyed the read!!