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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Before and After (05/14/09)

TITLE: Joy Come Morning
By John Wacaster
05/20/09


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sown in weakness
raised in glory
tears by night bring
joy come morning
planting weeping
faithful seeds
patient farmers
bruised reeds
never breaking
ever watching
always waiting
for the early
and latter rains
with intercessors
labor pains
kneeling between
the porch and the altar
crying “spare Thy people Lord”
servant shepherds lost ones seeking
the joy of salvation a blessed reward
on the walls the watchmen standing
watching out for enemy swords
trumpets sounding war resounding
fought with tears on bended knee
fight the fight, finish the course
till with the shout of victory
rejoicing songs resounding
the spirits of the righteous
made perfect through their suffering
a cloud of witnesses surrounding
descending with their mighty King

"Truly I say to you, I will never again drink of the fruit of the vine
until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God." Mt 14.25
This poem was written with a visual format and must be center justified to be fully enjoyed


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Jan Ackerson 05/21/09
Well done! I wish I knew how to write these "not quite free verse" poems.

I liked the first part especially, with its short, choppy lines. Very appealing.
Elizabeth Hexberg05/22/09
A powerful poem, rich in Biblical context and feeling, and just beautiful when viewed as the author suggests.
Very well done.
Charla Diehl 05/23/09
Beautifully rich in words. Great job.
Cindy White05/28/09
This was my favorite this week. I thought for sure it was going to be #1. Such a beautiful poem. I think every Christian school student should be required to memorize this one. I love the first 4 lines the best! Thank you for this excellent entry.
Carol Breeden07/14/09
This evoked so many feelings in me. My mom always brushed away my tears and said "weeping may endure for the night but JOY cometh in the morning" And now that she is in the nursing home with Alzheimers those words comfort me even more.
Amen..ty John