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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Soul (07/13/06)

TITLE: Sweet as Honey to the Soul
By Virginia Gorg
07/17/06


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Sweet as Honey to the Soul


Searching through what life has to offer
Over indulging on all those empty promises
Until I was broken and downtrodden
Lost in a hopeless maze of confusion

Seeking in my despair for satisfaction
Only hoping to find the source of peace
Under a faÁade of happiness I hid
Linking nothing to contentment

Stumbling across a log, I stopped
Oh, what a sweet scent of honey in the air
Under the branch of an old rugged tree
Listening to the silence, I paused

Softly, Godís voice spoke to my heart
Offering me fulfillment and mercy
Upon my knees I fell in wonder
Love was written on my heart, how can that be

Seeking the source, I looked
Overhead, past the clouds to the heavens
Under the shade of the sweet oak tree
Love for me from God Himself was given

Sweet as honey to the soul and healing to the bones
Offered the Lord of my life
Unsure, I asked a simple question
Love me? I am detestable

Sweet child of mine, said He
Obstacles are meant to be removed
Under the wings of my grace
Let me take your burdens away


Savior, Redeemer, Protector, and Lord
Obedience to You is my new desire
Understanding and wisdom from you I seek
Looking ahead I wonder what Iíll become

Savoring the words of my God
Omnipotent and omniscient is He
Upholding me in weakness
Loving and serving Him has become my soulís peace


Proverbs 16:24, NIV


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Jan Ackerson 07/20/06
Marvelous acrostic, and beautiful title. I loved this.
Mishael Witty07/22/06
I love acrostics, and this was a good one. I had to look up the verse because I wasn't familiar with it. Perhaps you should have written it out at the end, so you wouldn't leave your reader guessing. Thanks for putting the reference in, though.
Phyllis Inniss 07/25/06
Very clever the way you used the acrostic for each stanza. It enhanced rather than took away from the feelings you expressed in your poem. Well done.
Rita Garcia07/25/06
Beautiful, inspirational!!
Venice Kichura07/25/06
I loved this! Great job of a creative poem. This ministered to me.
Carla Feagans07/25/06
This was absolutely beautiful, sweet, well-written and captured so perfectly the difference between life with God or without Him.

So many phrases were my favorites, it's hard to pick just one or two, so I'll simply say - WONDERFUL!
Trina Courtenay07/25/06
I'm no poet but I do love to read a great poem. Well done.
Kimberly Mitchell07/25/06
This is really good. Very unique.