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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Write in the POETRY genre (05/17/07)

TITLE: An Ocean of Grace
By Christine Dunn
05/18/07


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He is the ceaseless ocean,
Embodying power in surging surf
Cascading down in outpourings
Of love and grace.

I am a slushy, muck-filled stream,
A worthless, dribbling dewdrop,
Nonetheless, gleaming with glee,
Since Im His tributary.

His voice, like rushing waters,
Is saturating me.
An irresistible, mighty tide,
Has swept me in, and wont let go.

White waves are daily washing down
The shingle from my shores,
And carrying it in currents on
The full flow of forgiveness.

The washed up junk from yesterday,
Flung into a forgetful sea,
Plummets the depths of the ocean floor,
And submerges, never to surface.

Een when my course runs through the desert,
On dry and desiccated land
Your streams of life stretch out to me,
And fix me to my Source.



And so with gratitude and praise,
Into this vast expanse I mix,
My own indebted, tearful, salty stream,
A tiny drop -
In an ocean of grace.







Sea analogies inspired by a selection of scripture:
Psalm 93 v 4
Ezekiel 43 v 2
Isaiah 32 v 2


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Benjamin Graber05/24/07
That last stanza is incredible. Excellent job!
Julie Arduini05/26/07
This is splendid. Water speaks to me and you used this theme masterfully. Powerful writing, may this not be your last poem submitted!
Rhonda Clark 05/26/07
Great comparison of our Christian walk with the ocean. Good job.
Trevas Walker05/28/07
What a beautiful poem, the message is powerful. Well written.
Rita Garcia05/30/07
I love you graceful imagery with the use of water. Beautiful!
Joanne Sher 05/30/07
I love the imagery here. This truly painted a wonderful portrait in my head. Lovely!
Patty Wysong05/30/07
Great imagery. I especially love the image of the title--it fits the rest of the poem, too. Good job!