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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: fathers (06/06/05)

TITLE: Sinful Shadow
By Holly Laux
06/08/05


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Kneeling at my bedside,
I see a shadow there,
One so full of sin,
An image I cannot bear.

I bow my head in reverence,
A tear runs down my cheek,
I carry shame and guilt,
My flesh and heart are weak.

At times I sit in silence,
Waiting for a voice,
Will he just say something,
So I don't make a wrong choice.

The decisions I have made,
Have left a cross to haul,
My body is wo weary,
At times I have to crawl.

Then I feel the heavy load,
Lifted off my back,
The shadow disappears,
It turns to white from black.

A tremendous wave of comfort,
Touches my every cell,
I know it is my Father,
His love I can always tell.

He reaches out to hold me,
When overcome with sin,
He forgives my bad decisions,
He cleanses me within.

He is my one creator,
My answer to each prayer,
A Father to all children,
I know he's always there.

I know my sinful shadow,
Can not withstand the love,
It has been washed and sanctified,
By my Father high above.


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Debra Bowers06/13/05
Classic, beautifully written poetry! You so glorify God with your words and make me happy I believe too. "Wonderful!"
Carol Shaffron06/14/05
God as the merciful Redeemer is clearly evident in your word pictures. When one meditates on the images one can see with the eys of the spirit the experience of every soul. You have so wonderfully portrayed my story as well as yours.
Venice Kichura06/14/05
what beautiful poetry--you are very gifted!
Joyce Simoneaux06/14/05
The ultimate portrait of a father, our Father, beautiful painted with your words.
Shari Armstrong 06/14/05
Very well done - very creative.
Peggy Yengling06/16/05
Oh, I have been there, kneeling, feeling that shadow! You have captured the heaviness of the shadow and then, the relief as it is lifted by our Father's love! He is the only One who can remove the shadows of our sin and sorrow, and he's only a prayer away! You have taken us from despair, to hope, to the great joy in finding the One Father who will never leave us! How beautiful!