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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Confident (07/05/07)

TITLE: The soldier holds the day..
By Jesus Puppy
07/12/07


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Hard and cold, the barren Earth, as my wounds color the soil,
You seem so sad beside me, yet our lamp is filled with oil.
The battle has not subsided, why tarry for a fallen one?
You weep in the final moment, when victory is almost won?

Stand to my faithful captain, be not swayed by evil foes.
We are men of noble gain, from precious blood that flows.
Enemies have come unnumbered, and waged their bitter war,
But with us the Lord triumphant, it is His armor that we bore.

Commander, confidant and friend, why fear you the devilís thralls,
Our King yet sits in glory, hear you not the trumpet's call?
Look to the marching company, with great angels at the lead,
Shadows fall down before them, what troubles should we heed?

Leave now my broken body, this crumpled tent you see,
Rise up my fellow soldier, and march on toward victory.
Shed no tears, my brother, my battle is already won,
Though I lay in a field of sorrows, my heart is with the Son.


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Jan Ackerson 07/12/07
Wow, this is really good!
Angela M. Baker-Bridge07/12/07
Beautiful...
Dee Yoder 07/12/07
Oh my. I'd like to send this to my nephew who has to "process" the fallen soldiers in Iraq. Just this week, he has experienced pain like this. Your poem is beautiful.
Shari Armstrong 07/12/07
Wow - great images here - well done!
Marilyn Schnepp 07/14/07
"Confidant" was there, but I guess I overlooked the topic word of confident amongst the beautiful, heartfelt words. Nicely done!
Sharlyn Guthrie07/14/07
Beautiful poem! I believe you did a wonderful job of showing, rather than talking about, confidence.
Joanne Sher 07/17/07
Just beautiful. Very moving and lovely.
Julie Ruspoli07/17/07
Oh I just love this. Everything a poem should be. Very well done!
Edy T Johnson 07/17/07
This poetry not only proclaims confident assurance, but heart and hope as well as encouragement. I get a sense of real "meat" in your words, something tough to chew on for awhile, but full of nourishment for one's soul. I am impressed.
Kristen Hester07/18/07
Very nice!
Loren T. Lowery07/18/07
A poem meant to be set to music. Good allegories and great message.
Verna Cole Mitchell 07/18/07
This very visual poem presents a most challenging message.
Patty Wysong07/18/07
Wow. I could see him and feel him. Well done!
Sara Harricharan 07/18/07
Wow! This is 'beyond' nice. It's wonderful. So much packed into it. Descriptions were more as emotions that tied everything together. Good job!