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

TITLE: Two Shall Come Together As One
By Tabiatha Tallent


Dear Lord, I come before you now
as humble as can be.
I ask you Lord to show me now
the man you have for me.
So long Iíve looked, out on my own,
but only once could find,
the man who filled my hopes and dreams,
a man so good and kind.
I hope thereís someone else for me,
and so I humbly wait,
But now itís getting so hard Lord,
I pray itís not too late

* * * * *

My flesh is weak, Lord
I long for comfort
I yearn for companionship
When will you send it?
When will you fill this void in my heart?
When will you cool this burn
that starts in my toes
and compasses every joint in my body?
When will you release me
from the bondages of loneliness?
Please, Oh God, hear me,
answer my cries;
I, alone, will wait.

* * * * *

Oh Lord I come before you now
as humble as can be.
Iíve laughed and cried all day and night,
and wondered could this be.
The one you took from me before,
returned from far away.
A missionary he has been,
but now heís back to stay;
called to a local church in town
to be the pastor there.
And now Iíve heard, ďa wife he needsĒ.
Is this the plan youíve made?
* * * * *

Here I am Lord,
back where it all started.
You know I am weak,
yet, you sent me here.
She canít be here still,
the girl I loved.
So sweet
So pure
So kind
So dear
Could it be, Lord?
Could she have waited?
I shaínt hope for it

* * * * *

Oh Lord I come before you now,
as humble as can be.
I want to thank you for your love,
for helping me to see
that if Iíd wait youíd send a man,
heíd be the perfect mate.
Although he knows not what I think,
I know he is my fate.
He looked at me, and in his eyes
I saw a love so kind.
A tenderness not there before,
a sweetness so divine.
I know You have a plan for us,
together we will stay;
in love forever we will be
until weíre called away.

* * * * *

I saw her, Lord
Her smile filled me with hope
Her eyes bore into my soul
Her smell reminded me of love
Can it be happening Lord?
Could the old flame
be ignited once more?
Is this what you meant for me?

* * * * *
Oh Lord I come before you now,
as humble as can be.
Once more I thank you for your love,
for answering my plea.
As I unite before my friends,
with the love of my life;
I ask you Lord to help me be
a loving, caring wife.
For so long now, Iíve yearned for this
and now the time is near;
I thank you Lord for sending him
the man I love so dear.

* * * * *

Oh, we rejoice, Oh Lord
We praise You.
We magnify Your Name.
We praise You for Your mercy, Oh God.
We thank You for the union that You made possible.
Together we will serve You.
Together we will lead the people.
Together we will raise a family;
All these things will we do in Your Name.
Thank You God, for your love.
Thank You for bringing us together.
Thank You for allowing us
to keep ourselves for each other.
In Your Name, we will continue to rejoice.

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Jacquelyn Horne05/24/07
Very different, using two forms of poetry. It fit in very well together. Good job.
Julie Arduini05/24/07
I loved this. Romantic, heartfelt and the back and forth between the two really worked.
Rhonda Clark05/25/07
This made me smile. I know so many in this position. I like the way you moved back and forth between the two in prayer, but the change in rhtym tripped me up--but that's just me. I liked the woman's prayer rhtym, but not the man's.
Mo 05/25/07
Verna Cole Mitchell 05/26/07
Delightful way to tell a story. I love her, his, their prayers.
Rita Garcia05/27/07
I enjoyed the way you brought to life the feelings of the man and the woman. I think it works.
Benjamin Graber05/30/07
Beautiful poem which I can sympathize with, since I am still waiting to see what God's plans are for me...
I think this poem could be even more beautiful and heart-moving if you added more imagery.
Excellent job!
Benjamin Graber05/31/07
Congratulations, Tabiatha! Excellent job for first in advanced!
Joanne Sher 05/31/07
Congrats, my friend!! Am I counting right? Are you moving up??? Wonderful stuff, by the way!
Joyce Poet05/31/07
I have to agree with Rhonda. I didn't care much for the man's voice. It could use some polishing. But I thoroughly enjoyed reading the woman's parts. Could even relate to them on a soul level. Congratulations on first place! This is truly a winning piece.
Sheri Gordon05/31/07
Congratulations. This is really beautiful. I am not a poetry person -- so the non-rhyming style is harder for me to read. It was interesting to see two different styles used in one piece. That takes quite a talent. Good job.