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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Valley (08/10/06)

TITLE: Humility
By Kenn Allan
08/16/06


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Step wise, O Horseman of my heart,
Lest wrongly you decide
Which barren road is best to flee
The Valley of My Pride.

I sense your soulful progress deep
Through forests grown from fears,
Avoiding husks of empty deeds
And shadows made of mirrors.

You dare not halt or slow your step
Lest twilight overtakes
And finds you bogged in bitter mire
Left by my past mistakes.

I pray no sin or hellish snare
Dissuades your sturdy stride
While seeking pathways to escape
The Valley of My Pride.

Behold! a distant gleam ahead
Beyond Disgruntled Creek;
You brave its leeches and ignore
Their egocentric shriek.

With blade of truth and polished shield
You spurn ghouls of deceit
Who strive to drag you from your mount
Entwined in vile conceit.

Godspeed, O Horseman of my heart
Upon your valiant ride
To blaze a trail for me across
The Valley of My Pride.


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Julia May08/18/06
Awesome poetry. Masterful writing. Guess that's why you are in Master's, duh....:) I loved it.
Lynda Lee Schab 08/19/06
This was a wonderful piece of poetry, beautifully on topic. As pride is universal, and perhaps the very thing we struggle with most, it spoke to my heart - as a Christian and as a writer. Well done!
Sharlyn Guthrie08/24/06
The valley of pride is an interesting take on the topic. Very creative, and a great message. Congratulations!
Karen Treharne08/26/06
Congratulations Kenn. The Valley of Pride is one we all walk through - daily - and one we need to pray about continually. Well done in rhyme with strong words befitting the topic. May God continue to bless your writing as you bless others with your stories of honor to our Father.