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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Valentine (05/16/05)

TITLE: Born in the Heart of God
By Crista Darr
05/23/05


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There is a river named Love
Bubbling forth –
From the throne of grace
A crystalline river, holy and pure
Swirling waters reflecting –
Our Creator’s face

God’s thoughts for me
Were never void –
Of thoughts for you
Molded and formed by His perfect hand
Shaped from the dust of the earth –
Yet incomplete

Until He planted love’s seed
In the dark soil –
Of my heart
And these ageless springs of water
Bursting through stone –
Caused love to grow

The current carries me gently
By the breeze –
Of His breath
Away from father and mother
To cleave unto you –
Always

The mountains sing for joy
And the trees –
Clap their hands
Angels hover in anticipation
As our hearts become one –
Creation’s masterpiece

The forces of nature, of flesh and blood
Rage against the beauty –
Destruction their design
Frigid winds of bitterness
Beat their fists –
Across frozen waters

Yet the roots of love dig deeper still
Within the dust –
Of the created
Depart O winter, as the Sun shines within
Encircling my heart –
With its radiance

The mighty floodwaters of love
Carve through my granite heart –
Filling the canyon of my soul
These Living Waters prevailing
Bringing life out of death –
And the stone gives birth to lilies

Rest in this truth
My love, my dove –
I am yours forever
Let us draw from the well
Of the free-flowing stream –
And taste His sweet wine together

Beloved, you have kindled a fire
Burning deep within my bosom –
Unquenched by the storms of life
For the Master gardener
Plants and waters this love –
That no force can ever uproot

The seas may cast their foam
The enemy may roar –
And the world may turn against us
But my love for you
Born in the heart of God –
Is a love without condition


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Debbie OConnor05/23/05
What a passionate, beautiful, rich description of love between a husband and wife. The images evoked are powerful. Truly excellent work.
Pat Guy 05/23/05
Well Done!
Cheri Hardaway 05/24/05
True love is born of a force larger than ourselves and loves beyond the abilities of those it encompasses! How well this poem illustrates that truth! Excellent work! Blessings, Cheri
Madonna Hooper05/25/05
Love your word usage. Also love the message that love is threatened by many enemies, yet if the relationship is designed by God it remains and stays strong. Really lovely imagery throughout.
Katherine Mikshenas04/18/06
This piece brought tears to my eyes. It blessed me so much. Beautiful writing. Thank you for commenting on my piece, A Precious Jewel.