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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Confused (08/16/07)

TITLE: Redemption
By Melanie Kerr
08/22/07


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Too much blood
Precious, pulsating
Life pouring out
Like a crimson fountain
In slow agony and
Pain

Too few tears
Too little sorrow
They watch with
Obscene eagerness
Mocking, scorning
Blind

Too much loneliness
Friendless and forsaken
Abandoned and alone
A wretched cry
“Why have you abandoned me?”
Crucified

Too few answers
No torn skies
No dove descending
No warm approval
No voice from heaven
Silence

Too high a price
Too costly an exchange
His purity - mine
My depravity – his
He dies - I live
Atonement

Too deep a love
Risking all
No strings attached
Patent and enduring
To the ends of the earth
Offered

Too little understanding
I am a worm
Nothing to love
Tarnished and twisted
Yet You choose to love
Me

Too confused
You give too much
Why would you
Embrace a prodigal
Fresh from the pigsty with
Joy?

Too much to take in
I am overwhelmed
Wooed, I surrender
Conquered, I yield
And gladly become
Yours


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Joanne Sher 08/24/07
So vivid and visual - your word choices are excellent, perhaps perfect. Wonder if this is who I think it is. Regardless - this blessed me and made me think. Bravo.
Dee Yoder 08/24/07
Your poem is a joy to read and a pleasure to contemplate! The contrasting elements you presented with Christ's perfection against our imperfection is powerful. I need to read messages like this one more often to remind myself of the price He paid for me.
Jacquelyn Horne08/27/07
Yes, I'm confused. Why would he?
Joy Faire Stewart08/29/07
Love the words of your poem. It is a wonderful reminder of the love of Christ.
Pamela Kliewer08/29/07
Wow. Thank you.
Sara Harricharan 08/29/07
Powerful is the best way to describe this. The one word, the descriptions, the emotions you evoke. Great job. Gave me goosebumps. ^_^
Jan Ackerson 08/29/07
Wow, this is really good--how did I miss it earlier? Absolutely marvelous in structure, tone, and message.