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

TITLE: Salvation
By Allen Scovil
05/22/07


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To purge the shameful things within my heart,
the heavy, dark'ning drapes I seize and part,
and see the enshadowed sins within that rest
upon my sick'ning soul. I now confess

That I have turned away from from what God said,
and gone the way that my poor heart has led.
Upon that path I travelled until lost;
I dare not think of what my trist has cost.

I yearn, O Lord, to see thy mighty crown,
that all my wayward thoughts may be cast down,
the vicious thorns that cut into and bled,
to free my fallen mind, my burdened head.

Oh God, thy loving pain on tree did bear,
that I unknowing gave without a care.
May I take up thy sacred cross and be,
in some small part, a man like unto thee,

and join thy table for a glass of wine,
of gloried grapes, an ancient vintage fine.
Do grant to me the unleavened loaf of grain,
of wheat that once was dead and rose again.

And when I pass into thy peaceful kingdom come,
my chores of life all distant, past and done,
I'll take thy strong and piercèd hand in mine
and walk with thee past all the days of time.


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Julie Arduini05/24/07
Great progression from broken to restored because of His grace. I thought this was great writing and I enjoyed it very much!
Marilyn Schnepp 05/25/07
I loved the message in this poem. It brought me to my knees with past regrets. Great job!
Verna Cole Mitchell 05/26/07
An excellent poem of the hope of salvation.
Sharlyn Guthrie05/28/07
This is just beautiful! My only suggestion would be to take out the word "peaceful" in the last stanza. It breaks the rhythm, but it certainly doesn't distract from the depth of meaning you have conveyed.
Rhonda Clark 05/28/07
Good job. Awesome thoughts.
Jacquelyn Horne05/29/07
I especially like the last stanza here.
Benjamin Graber05/30/07
This is a well-written poem. Great job!
Sheri Gordon05/30/07
This is beautiful. The last stanza is so comforting. Good job.