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

TITLE: Empowered
By Virginia Gorg
05/22/07


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Empowered


Why do I settle for things so small
When I serve a God so mighty and big?
Why do I think I have no worth
and not understand the value of one soul?

Why does my faith not include healing me
Yet I believe that others can be healed?
Why do I feel like the one who cried,
“Lord, help me in my unbelief?”

The God who wears the heaven as a robe ..
Why should He look upon an unclean one as I?
What do I have to offer the Great I AM?
What do I have that isn’t already His?

I need only to ask and I shall receive
Blessings, mercy, and loving kindness
I must look past this body of flesh
To become a temple of His Holiness

I must put aside all earthly desires
And invite Him to empower me by love
I must believe in my own value
For in His eyes I am a treasured child

It’s sometimes easier to say than do
But a whitewashed cup I do not want to be me
Upon the floor I fall to my knees
And simply say “change me, O Lord, change me”

In the quiet and the stillness I hear
The voice of God who stoops to my side
Into His embrace I feel myself drawn
As He says, “You belong to Me”

His warmth stays with me as I rise
Ready and abled to do His will
Daily now I repent and pray
For I know heaven’s Holy One is near

The Father guides and corrects me
The Son leads and shows me
The Holy Spirit comforts me
And I, obedient, follow and serve


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Julie Arduini05/24/07
What a great poem. It's like you read my heart and put it to paper. I love the line about the God who wears heaven as His robe. Just powerful.
Marilyn Schnepp 05/25/07
A great message, but not exactly poetic in my humble opinion of poetry. Very good story, however, with great points to ponder.
Rhonda Clark 05/28/07
Nice. Very powerful thoughts.
Jacquelyn Horne05/29/07
This is how many of us feel from time to time. Thanks for sharing.
Benjamin Graber05/30/07
Those first two lines are my favorite. What an excellent truth!
One thought for critique: if you added more imagery I could see this speaking to the heart at a greater level.
Keep up the good work!
Sheri Gordon05/30/07
Wonderful title.

I'm not a poetry person -- so I can't comment on your poetry writing skills. (I think all poetry is supposed to rhyme -- I don't understand free verse stuff.)

That being said -- your words had a big impact on me. I especially related to the part about healing. That's something I'm struggling with in my life. Your thoughts really spoke to me. Thank you.