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

TITLE: Journey
By Dixie Phillips
05/22/07


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(This poem is lovingly dedicated to Journey, my newest great-niece, who is being adopted from Ethiopia this year.)

An orphaned child frightened and alone,
Hungers for a place she can call home.

Whispers a prayer toward the African sky,
“Send someone to love me before I die.”

Her prayer echoes down the streets of Glory.
God hears and mercy rewrites her story.

**

God’s eyes run throughout the entire world,
Choosing a family for His little girl.

He dips His pen of love in two souls.
Who yearn for a child, their fresh arms can hold.

Conceived in Heaven; she grows in their hearts,
Though they’ve never met and countries apart.


**

“What shall we name her?” they said with a smile.
“It’s been a journey, but worth every mile.”

“Her name will be Journey. She is our own.
Our hearts beat as one though not bone of our bone.”

“Daughter of destiny, African queen,
A mantle of mercy to us you bring.”

Embracing their daughter, the church bells chime;
They’re changing the world one child at a time.


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Pat Guy 05/24/07
This is beautiful and I LOVED it! It's very well written in every way and has it ALL.

Really beautiful with beautiful insights and message.
Sharon Henderson05/24/07
Her parents will be proud of this poem you wrote for their new addition.
Sharlyn Guthrie05/24/07
How beautiful and sweet. This will be a treasure for Journey, for sure!
Maxx .05/24/07
this is so sweet .. .really perfect in its simplicity. What a wonderful gift.
Sheri Gordon05/24/07
This is beautiful -- so touching. It gave me goosebumps -- the good kind :)
Jacquelyn Horne05/26/07
Very moving poem here. I especially liked "They’re changing the world one child at a time." Good job.
Rhonda Clark 05/27/07
Sweet, sweet thoughts. She will appreciate them one day.
Good work.
Marilee Alvey05/28/07
Love the poem, love the name! Creative, evocatively simple, yet it resounds with meaning. Fantastic!
Benjamin Graber05/29/07
I have some friends who are adopting children from Africa as well, so I was able to appreciate this tribute.