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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Vines (11/21/05)

TITLE: Beyond Tracing Out
By Laurie Glass
11/23/05


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Beyond Tracing Out

Examining His paths like vines,
They twist and turn and wind about.
Although I try, I find it is
Impossible to trace them out.

Through joyful, sad or trying times,
Each comes as a surprise to me.
Must put Him first, rely on Him
To lead me where I cannot see.

I never know what lies ahead.
I may be battered by the wind,
Withdraw into my hurting self,
Find bitterness to wallow in.

The future is unknown to me.
The rains may come and flood my soul.
In sorrows drown, confused, forlorn,
I will not know which way to go.

What happens next, Im not aware.
The sun may burn me deep within.
The healing journey may be slow,
Unsure of where I must begin.

Around the corner, cannot see.
May be a victim of the cold,
Retreat from those intending harm,
Whose hurtful words have been so bold.

I know I cannot lean on self
To find my way through such a maze,
But trust the wise, all-knowing One
And follow in His pathway blaze.

Although He leads through paths like vines
In ways I do not understand,
Have faith He knows which way is best,
Cling tightly to His leading hand.

Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable His judgments and His paths beyond tracing out! Romans 11:33 (NIV)


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Alexandra Wilkin11/28/05
This flows very well and expresses the feelings clearly. Affecting stuff. God bless.
Jan Ackerson 11/28/05
Very lovely, and full of hope.
Beth Muehlhausen11/28/05
Very nice! Loved the twisting and turning...the unknowns that require us to respond in FAITH. :-)

Well done; flows nicely; good point!!
Linda Watson Owen11/28/05
Just beautiful, dear writer, so much truth in such a lovely poem! The rhythm and flow of this feels like the winding and tracing of vining lines or paths. You've woven your words just like vines!
Anita Neuman11/29/05
Great job! You led us down a path of uncertainty and confusion and then those last two verses captured your message so beautifully. I love it!
Phyllis Inniss 11/30/05
Very effective poem. Your faith helps with the twists and turns that you encounter.
Garnet Miller 12/01/05
Nice poem! Always trust the Master to lead where He wants us to follow:)
Pat Guy 12/01/05
'To lead me where I cannot see.' So difficult to do! But you capture the necessity so well. Lovely!
Shari Armstrong 12/02/05
I could almost picture walking through one of those hedge mazes -but made of vines -well done :)
Julianne Jones12/03/05
Beautiful poem that was beautifully done. Good job.
Suzanne R12/06/05
You've some beautiful imagery here - the twisting vines and the ways that God guides us. Well done.