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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Blessed (10/11/12)

TITLE: Of a Good Shepherd's Blessings
By lynn gipson
10/16/12


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Blessings pour down upon me like rain,
Gone are the sorrows of unending pain,
No place in me now for terror or tears,
My Shepherd chased the source of my fears.

Blessings abundantly shower my space,
With shining shimmers delivering His grace,
Saved from drowning in yesterday’s sin,
Peace from above flows like rivers within.

Blessings glow softly in amazing ways,
Lighting the path for tomorrow’s days,
Warmth spreads inside a lone empty heart,
Mending a soul this world shattered apart.

Blessings anew come with every breath,
As mercy and faith bring beautiful rest,
From a life longing for itself to be known,
No longer reaping the seeds that were sown.

Blessings so tender now fill up the soul,
Gently healing heartaches of old,
Now I can feel the presence of Him,
A smile in a spirit once darkened and grim.

Blessings of my Lord whispering to come,
Just as the last sheep to find his way home,
Lost, imprisoned, and at last found free,
For a good Shepherd gave His life for me.


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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 10/20/12
I wish you could see me as I read your poem. I found myself shaking my head as a small smile spread across my face. I'm not usually a huge poem fan as sometimes I don't always feel like I'm totally understanding it. This week there have been so many more poems than usual and I think the reason why is because the topic blessed screams to be in a poem. Like poetry, blessings are a form of art. God strokes his pen as he writes the blessings he has prepared for us. You did a delightful job of translating that art form into the art form known as your poem.
Joanne Sher 10/21/12
Lovely imagery and a beautiful piece. Thanks so much!
Verna Cole Mitchell 10/23/12
I'm thankful for each blessing you described!
Colin Swann10/23/12
Amazing truth in rhyme, thank you for sharing the blessedness of Christ with us.

Colin (Gold Member)
Loren T. Lowery10/23/12
A message delivered with arms raised in praise and a poem received with arms lifted in gratitude. Wonderful (and blessed) writing!
Allison Egley 10/23/12
This is beautiful. I love it!
Bea Edwards 10/24/12
Your poetry keeps getting better and better young lady. Superbly crafted and a jot to read!
Bea Edwards 10/24/12
oops a joy to read ;-0
CD Swanson 10/24/12
Lovely job with this powerful poem. Thank you.

God bless~
Willena Flewelling 10/24/12
His blessings shine upon us and from within, warming us from every direction and in every way! Wonderful description of what the Good Shepherd does for us.