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

TITLE: Evening Shadows
By Loren T. Lowery
05/23/07


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Evening shadows
Cast by earthly fears

Knits with darker
Gloom a final
Shroud to wear.

No mortal hand
Dare stop the Knitter’s weave.

Born to die
A black abyss to embrace
As this mortal shell we leave.

Oh soulless man
How soundless our plea.

Echoing through
Endless halls
Of death’s cold eternity.

Out darkness!
Why the light doth fade?

Can our hurried steps
Keep us in the light,
Distant from the grave?

Is our voice
Enough for God to hear

He the Light
The warmth of Hope
Our Invincible foe of fear.

His Heart
Knowing no horizon

Offered His Son
A faultless Redeemer
So by Grace we be forgiven

He rent the
Knitter’s dark garments

Baring the soul
To fly unfettered
From death’s torment.

How glad we raise
Our joyful hearts.

And turn our faces
To the light
Offering praise our only part.

This God of Love
Pulls us close

Unspeakable joy
Fills our hearts
We feel his breath in our souls,


Knitter’s black clothe
At last put away

Evening shadows
Fall prey to Light
And God’s eternal days


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Myrna Noyes05/24/07
Wow! Awesome imagery in this thoughtful poem! I like the hopeful ending, too! You have such a descriptive style that paints a clear message with your words! Great job! :)
Dixie Phillips 05/24/07
What powerful word pictures you have given us. Enjoyed it very much.
Maxx .05/24/07
I echo the comments above and let me add that the structure was fascinating. It really helped the flow and delivery of the message. Great job!
Rhonda Clark 05/25/07
To me, this is reminiscent of Shakespeare (may just be me). I like it. Good work.
Cathy Kane05/26/07
I loved this poem. The imagery was wonderful. Beautifully written. Touched my heart. Wonderful poetic expression of the ultimate expression of love that overcomes all. Thank you for adding such a blessing to my day.
Benjamin Graber05/29/07
I like the images presented here. That last stanza was especially good.
Jacquelyn Horne05/29/07
Great sumation of life.
Trevas Walker05/30/07
So feeling with such few words, I really liked this poem... I am glad you decided to throw the brick on the forums or I may not have got to read this.

Have a great day.
Leigh MacKelvey05/30/07
Awesome! I liked so much the
personification of the "knitter" weaving dark clothes. Also, "praise, our only part" ... just beautiful. You do excell at all genres, my friend!
Julie Arduini05/30/07
The imagery here is outstanding. This was one solid piece of poetry, I enjoyed it very much!
Rita Garcia05/30/07
WOW! WOW! WOW! FANTASTIC!
LaNaye Perkins05/30/07
Wow! From darkness to everlasting light. Great work!
Pat Guy 05/30/07
Wow! I'm not familiar with this style but I sure enjoyed it! And I loved your word choices along with its message.

I need to read it again!
Joanne Sher 05/30/07
Powerful images - this is VERY good.
Sara Harricharan 05/30/07
Hey, Awesome job! I like the simple style and short lines. Very easy to read, but very deep at the same time. You pull on so many different emotions all at the same time and in tandem bringing this whole piece and making it personal to the reader. I could feel and breathe this. Which, is pretty awesome. Well done!
william price05/30/07
Wow! One of my favs this week. Awesome job. Really loved this. God bless.
Rebecca Jones06/02/07
Excellent piece -- one could almost feel constraining the "knitter's" shroud, then the release from the Master. Wonderful.