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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Start (01/16/06)

TITLE: Freedom's Call
By Laurie Glass
01/21/06


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Feel trapped, controlled and, oh, so lost.
What I have done has hurt me so.
My health, my soul, has paid the cost.
Still Iím afraid to let it go.

My habits are not good for me;
Deprive myself of what I need.
The weight loss now is clear to see.
Afraid of where this all may lead.

I used to see this as my friend
As I obeyed starvationís call.
Deceptionís victim I have been.
Iíve granted enemy my all.

I store my feelings deep within;
Am terrified to let them show.
Unsure of where I should begin
To let denied emotions flow.

The foeís destruction takes its toll.
Feel power of embedded fears.
Confusion reigns within my soul.
Held hostage by my unshed tears.

Words spoken by a quiet voice
Invade confused, resistant heart.
Reminds me that I have a choice;
A freedom journey I may start.

Assures me that Heíll never leave;
Will take each crucial step with me.
His healing touch I will receive.
Abundant grace will set me free.

Through ups and downs, Heíll lead the way,
Provide the strength I need to cope.
His love will drive my fears away.
Will bless me with His promised hope.

Respond with just a single tear.
Believe the words of the Divine.
I trust Heíll make the pathway clear
And freedom will someday be mine.


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c clemons01/24/06
You are free right now, believe it.
Jan Ackerson 01/25/06
Excellent!
Linda Watson Owen01/26/06
Absolutely beautiful! You have opened your soul in this powerful poem. It is an eloquent, bittersweet, and compelling statement of the journey that leads from bondage to freedom through the love of Christ. Truly excellent!
Pat Guy 01/26/06
Sweet, precious, healing ... may God bless this writing. And may He continue to keep you under His Wings. Truely beautiful!
Shari Armstrong 01/27/06
A nice poem of a journey toward healing.
Val Clark01/27/06
Well done. Without being graphic or melodramatic you exposed the emotions and fears behind destructive behaviors and showed the beginning of healing in 'One tear'. Yeggy

Suzanne R01/31/06
What hope is wrapped up in the concept of 'start' ... the beginning of healing and wholeness.

Your poetry flows very well and the content is sad but hopeful too. It is expressed beautifully.
Beth Muehlhausen02/07/06
Beautifully executed, Laurie! I love this line: "A freedom journey I may start." Freedom is available for those of us in Christ. It is a matter of the will - of "starting." Thanks for putting your heart on paper (well, on the computer screen....) :-)