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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Escape (01/02/06)

TITLE: The Journey
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01/04/06


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Pushing, rushing
Frantically moving ahead
Striving, driving
Without a moment’s rest
Unaware of the need for …
Escape

Is there any hope for the driven soul?

Grudging, trudging
Down a long and weary road
Moaning, groaning
Under a burden carried alone
Now longing for …
Escape

Is there any hope for the weary soul?

Battered, tattered
Heart bound by rejection and pain
Disregarded, discarded
Filled with self-pity and shame
Desperately seeking …
Escape

Is there any hope for the wounded soul?

Obsessed, possessed
Consumed by rage and bitterness
Crying, dying
In desolation and barrenness
Unable to dream of …
Escape

Is there any hope for the tormented soul?

Stirring, yearning
Desire awakened by grace
Longing, belonging
Swept into His loving embrace
At last! A place of …
Escape

There is hope for the thirsty soul

Willing, thrilling
Answering Love’s true call
Satisfied, gratified
Now willingly giving Him all
No longer a need for …
Escape

There is rest for the grateful soul

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” —Matthew 11:28 (NIV)


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Marilyn Schnepp 01/09/06
Loved it! Beautiful and so well written! I had to go back and read it again and again! What can I say? Fantastic Job of explaining Escape! Kudos!
Michelle Burkhardt01/09/06
Well done.. The poem flowed. I don't usually comment on poems. Nice Job.
Linda Watson Owen01/09/06
Beautiful poem!!
Alexandra Wilkin01/11/06
Very strong work, and one that can be re-read. God bless.
Sandra Petersen 01/12/06
Oh, I like the parallels in this poem: the soul that is driven, weary, wounded, tormented, thirsty, and finally grateful and the way you used the word 'escape' to pull it all together.
A nice progression from being driven to being grateful.
I agree, this one needs to be read and reread often.
Which condition is my soul in? Excellent!
Marilyn Schnepp 01/16/06
I knew it, I knew it, I knew it! Smart Judges! And Congratulations - well deserved!