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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Donít Look Back (04/19/12)

TITLE: Rear-view mirror
By Wesley Hesketh
04/22/12


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I used to be a junkie
Took all the drugs I could.
My soul was in confusion
My heart was made of wood.

I was not a Christian
I did not believe in God.
I could not accept the fact
That I was made of sod.

I was temporary
I was going to die.
The sadness, overwhelming;
I did not know why.

Evil had a death-grip
On my very soul.
Even in my youthfulness
I felt so very old.

Then one day it happened
The Spirit spoke to me.
Talked about this Jesus
And how He set me free.

He was put to death
He stood in my place.
So I could be forgiven
Feeling my Fatherís grace.

I have stopped my sinning
With a knocking at my door.
I asked Jesus in my life
How could I ask for more?

We have this great connection
He now answers all my prayers.
When I was lost and all alone
He showed me someone cares.

My drug days now are history
My sinful life has cracked.
He saved me from a painful death
There is no looking back.

Heís the one here with me
He opens every door.
He holds me close and loves me
ĎCause thatís what friends are for.


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Colleen Fischinger 04/27/12
This poem contains the most beautiful, powerful testimony that I have ever read in terms of Christ's grace, mercy, forgiveness, restoration... I LOVE what you have written for His Name-Sake! What a Blessing! Praise Jesus!
CD Swanson 04/28/12
What a powerful testimony. This was so beautiful...it was straight from your heart to His, and I felt it so deeply.

You've made the Lord smile indeed as you give Him all the Praise, honor, and glory in His name.With God we are victorious!

May God remain a constant source of strength for you. Thank you for this moving and touching story.

God Bless you~
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 04/30/12
I absolutely love this. I'm not big on poetry but this reminds me of the type I do write. I can so relate to the feeling of pain and loneliness. If this is based on your life (and I suspect it must be you or someone close to you because the emotions jump off the screen) I congratulate you fro clawing your way out of the darkness with God's help. I think we all have a "drug or addiction" that we struggle with, be it worrying, watching TV, or actually drugs, but Jesus loves us and pulls us out of the mire.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 05/03/12
Congratulations for ranking 10th in level two!
pam Leitermann05/30/12
I really like this a lot I don't know if you were the drug addicted or not.If not you made me believe you were! God is so good.