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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Patience (08/21/08)

TITLE: The Ark of God
By vincent lyons
08/27/08


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As it was in Noah’s days, it will be again.
Man ignored what God had said; fearful judgement came.
Massive waters swept away every being with breadth ;
Not a trace of life remained; everywhere was death.

Noah was a patient man, toiled a hundred years,
Built the Ark to God’s great plan, ‘ere the rain appeared.
Be like Noah, heed His word!! watching all the signs;
Looking to the coming Lord, at the end of time.

Scoffers mock the coming King, saying--- “Where is HE??
All is as its always been ,and will always be.”
This they wilfully forget--- God created all,
And He sustains the whole world yet: His’ the final call.

Judgment Day will surely come, just as night and day;
All’s committed to God’s Son: it’s the Father’s way.
Are you safely in the Ark, certain and secure?
All outside’s infernal dark--- death’s abode for sure!!

Be a patient man, though tried, trusting Jesus Christ;
He’s the Ark that God provides; He alone gives life.
Do not fret nor be afraid; keep your focus clear;
Though it looks like He delays, He is very near!!

Saints of ages past endured, pressing straight ahead,
Knew His promises were sure, trusted all He said:
It’s no different today: let us persevere!!
Look to Christ; He is the Way!! Soon He will be here!!


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Christopher Dawson08/28/08
Nice, patient verse!
Jan Ackerson 08/29/08
Good job tying together the Old and New Testaments in this poem.

Note: you meant "breath", not "breadth", and I think you could do without the extra exclamation points. You want your words to inspire your reader, not your punctuation.

I love poems that accomplish their goal in just a few stanzas, and this one was perfectly laid out.

Lynn Jacky08/29/08
Hi: Thank you I enjoyed your peom - good luck
Patty Wysong08/31/08
I loved the focus of this poem.
Linda Wright09/02/08
I loved this poem! Especially the fifth stanza. There were many ways to go with the subject of patience, but patiently waiting for our Lord's promised return in the midst of all the mocking was the best! May we all profit from this very timely poem. It is so easy to get caught up in this world's merry-go-round and forget the late hour. Thanks!