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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Holiday (04/05/12)

TITLE: The Weight
By Wesley Hesketh


All the people have left me
I stand here all alone.
All are at their parties
Too busy to telephone.

Iíll have a pity party
Feeling sorry for myself.
Wallow in this emptiness
Upon this dusty shelf.

This is of my own makings
Afraid I wonít blend in.
I say this with an ounce of truth
Itís the way itís always been.

I stumble in the darkness
Of this blindfold Ďcross my eyes.
The pain of my own failures
Has stopped my every try.

Is this sadness everlasting
It weighs heavy on my soul?
I cannot find a way out
It took its final toll.

As I lie here dying
Brought to this final end.
Teardrops causing me to drown
Iím here without a friend.

Now Iím stepping through the vale
I see this crying man.
I draw near to talk with Him.
To help Him if I can.

I asked Him why His sadness.
He said itís because of you
And then He told this story
And I saw how it was true.

He told me of Good Friday
About that Easter morn.
Where He took my sins away
Before I was even born!

He stands before the Father
On this holiday.
To ask Him to remember
For us the price He paid.

With everlasting mercy
God smiles down upon us.
Only asking for our love
And in Him we should trust.

I wanted to tell the people
About the Father and the Son.
When suddenly I remembered
Exactly what Iíve done.

His healing hands caressed me
I could breath again.
He said go tell the people
Just where it is youíve been.

The peace that Jesus gave me
A new life Iíve begun.
The weight is lifted from my back
And carried by the Son.

Now I know the reason
Why today we celebrate.
Look around look what we done
It will never be too late.

With His words to guide us
With His life He shown the way.
So when you try to find Him
Donít look in a vacant grave.

It is so easy where youíll find Him
Heís been there from the start.
So when you do go seek Him
Just look inside your heart.

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C D Swanson 04/13/12
Oh my heavens...so beautiful. This touched my heart and made it smile.
Brilliant poem. Loved it.
God Bless~
Donna Wilcher04/15/12
Oh! I absolutely loved this! So touching and poignant! Great job!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 04/15/12
This is beautiful. I can really relate to poems that start off in a seemingly dark place. That is how mine often are too. But the great news is there is a beautiful light at the end. No matter how alone we feel how wonderful that Jesus is always near.
Genia Gilbert04/15/12
This has a great message. I think many people can relate to the feelings you expressed so well. So glad Jesus is the answer! Thanks for writing this.
Mildred Sheldon04/19/12
What a beatiful and touching poem. It reminded me of my life before and after. Thank you for sharing such a lovely poem.
Nancy Bucca04/19/12
What a wonderful message and take on the topic. I like the way it started with a pity party and led up to Jesus. Excellent!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 04/19/12
Congratulations for ranking 8th in level 2!