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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Key (02/14/13)

TITLE: Storm Of My Heart
By Debbie Rutter
02/16/13


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STORM OF MY HEART
To journey into the abyss, is to travel beyond the day I know,
To enter beyond, where fear and uncertainty challenges me to stay or go.
From the depths of my very being, within my heart of hearts
I want to move forward, to make a new start.
I reach out into the darkness, where threats await
I quiver with anxiety and discover renewed faith.

How can this be when darkness falls and encompasses my life?
When fear and terror ripples within me and I baulk at shadows of moonlight?
From deep within the gloom of turmoil all becomes clear
I open my eyes to realities doorway, welcoming me to enter in.
Here and now I stand strong, I stand aglow with love,
Not love of my own making but that gifted from God above.

Yes, I shall go forward and capture every day,
Iíll reach out and hold firmly, to the threats that pass my way.
My decision rests in the moment, ought I release or hold tight
I discern within the glory, of thy radiant light.
I shall hold up to you Lord my worries, fears and cares
And offer them to your wisdom to convert to freedomís stair.

It is the key that unlocks mysteries,
The key that upholds mounts,
The key thatís offered freely,
The key paid in full amount.
It is the key of your sacred heart my Lord,
That calms the storm and torment of my heart.


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Judith Gayle Smith02/24/13
Exquisite.
CD Swanson 02/24/13
This was such a calming loving piece and so beautiful to read. Thank you.

God bless~
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/26/13
This is really quite lovely. You do a nice job of taking the reader through the storm and eventually to Jesus' open arms.

The only red ink I might offer is tiny. The word baulk made me stumble. I know it can be a billiards term and a variant of the word balk (perhaps it's the preferred UK spelling, which makes the stumble rest totally on me the reader)It really wasn't a big deal but I did want to mention it, just so others are aware there are more than one spelling for it.:)

Though many have written about Jesus being the key this week, I still think you put such a personal touch on this piece that it makes it stand out from the others. I really enjoyed every bit and left with a sense of hope and love that made me feel warm and happy.
Alicia Renkema02/27/13
I have felt like this so often and you describe so well this storm to the reader that has tried to claim your heart. I am so thankful for the conclusion of your poem where your torment is calmed by our wonderful Lord. You have some very nice lines in this. Blessings...
Alicia Renkema02/28/13
Congratulations on your 2nd place win, this was a marvelous piece of poetry writing. Enjoy your day as you savor the Lord's goodness!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/28/13
Congratulations on placing second in your level and for ranking 17 overall! (The highest rankings can be found on the message boards for the top 8 to 15 in each level and the top 35 overall.)
CD Swanson 02/28/13
Congrats. God bless~
Olawale Ogunsola 03/06/13
Congratulations for a well deserved second place!