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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: rain (10/17/05)

TITLE: Life's Waves
By Juanita Pittman-Brown
10/17/05


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Rain, sunshine, storms, and drought all fill our lives at times as we go from year to year. May we always remember who is with us through life; and when we feel tossed by the waves upon the seas of life, may we always realize that God is the on whom we can rely. Circumstances come and go, but He remains the same...

When the sun shines --
When storms arrive
Upon the scene --
When lightning strikes --
When rain falls
And turns your life
From withered vines
To shades of green --
When prosperity
Fills your life --
When success beams
Or when despair
Seeks your very soul --
Keep in mind
That God remains
In perfect control...

So in the sunshine
And in the rain
Stay close to God
Who is our loving Father --
Fear not in the tides
That crush the shores
Of your earthly days
For He is the calmer
Of life's waves...

Fear not as you go along
For God hears your heart
And He will hold you
Steady and secure --
For it is in His divine plan
And design of your life
You will find the wisdom
And strength to endure...

Wait upon the sunshine
And linger in the rain --
Fear not in the storm
And withstand the drought --
For in want or in plenty
There is one thing for sure --
And that is
That in God
Is the place where you
Remain secure...

Rain and sunshine
Will sustain you
At the edge of the storm
And at the end of the drought --
You can rest in Him
For God in His love
Will have been the one
Who from the storm
To the sun of day
Who brought you out...

Be encouraged
Be expectant
Be victorious --
For victory lies only
In God's hands
And after the storm
And in the birth
Of a new sunny day
That you have found
Your destined way...


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Rachel Burkum10/24/05
Nice point brought out in your writing. Inspiring. :)
dub W10/26/05
I liked the rhythm and pace. Thank you.
Jeffrey Snell10/26/05
Good job! Your poetry felt at once unconventional and flowing. Thanks!
Brandi Roberts10/28/05
I really liked the flow of this at the start, but as it got closer to the end, it sort of lost that same flow from the first stanza. A really good piece, and I enjoyed reading it! Thanks for sharing!
Karen O'Leary10/28/05
Overall good job. I think it could be strenthened by shortening it a bit. It flows well and is inspirational. Good luck with this poem. Karen