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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Inner Strength (04/20/06)

TITLE: Painting Forgiveness
By Gwynn Turner
04/26/06


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All around life tumbles on
As silently I stand
In the midst of blues and grays
With paintbrush in my hand

It speaks not though I find my voice
No strokes fall from its strands
It simply hangs, does not extend
Enveloped by my hand

Oh, Iíve songs to paint within
Words of love so grand
Yet paralyzed my paintbrush lay
Unmoving in my hand

What majesty my heart contains
What mysteries unplanned
Oh, Lord, please free this telling tool
Gripped tightly in my hand

Words to my Fatherís Heart released
The fire has now been fanned
A gentle stirring starts to build
His Heart touches my hand

What joy I feel as beauty falls
My heart sings on command
The canvas fills with strokes released
As love flows through my hand

Slowly, gently, strokes unfurl
And loose my soulís demands
As God releases strength within
And frees my bitter hands

Once I stood in bitter ire
ďJustice!Ē my demand
Now I paint with pardonís pen
Released by Fatherís Hand.

This painted songís impossible
Without His strength so grand
Heís given me the words to paint
Forgiveness from my hand.


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Jan Ackerson 04/29/06
I love this! The recurrance of "hand" or "hands" is very effective. Bravo!
Lynda Schultz 05/01/06
Well done. Nice flow. Congratulations.