The Official Writing Challenge
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WoW! A powerful, well-written poem, packed with meaning. Your title (and last line) are perfect.
09/07/07
"All of creation spews my name into the timeless maze
that holds all low and filthy things of every earthly age."

You created a magnificent vehicle in this poem to tell this story. How I love to see this poetic use of language! Fantastic!

There are so many wonderful lines here in this poem of meeting the king and being made ready by Him for eternity with Him. I was blessed by the words. I loved the feeling described of "tender warmth."
This is one to read again anad again.
09/08/07
Just amazing. I was going to pick a favorite line - but they are all a blessing. Excellent.
Truly inspired verse! You already had me on a beautiful ride, when I read: "...and then I realize that He has taken me within..." At that point, your piece moved from inspired to sublime! It's no easy task to pull off the complexity of your rhyme & meter, but add the depth, the mystery of what you're so skillfully expressing, and WOW!
09/09/07
I love how this poem builds and that you worked in the topic in two different ways. We see ourselves in this poem and we're reminded from where we've come as well as our responsibility to share Him. The last line is awesome.
09/09/07
For me, this is a winner. I am speechless and that is rare. There just are no words to describe the AWE I feel after reading this. There was lots of prayer that went before this one, I believe....
09/11/07
Ahhh ... yes, I've been waiting for inspired Linda O. poetry!

Wow and double wow! The reader holds their breath through out and then breathes a deep satisfying sigh.

*Sigh*

09/12/07
I love your title...and the challenge for each of us.

Dressing your MC "in rags" is a great picture of our good works that we often try to bring to the Lord.

This line "this trembling heap of worthless earth that writhes upon the floor" is a perfect description of mankind (whether they/we admit it or not) and evokes such emotion.

Absolutely beautiful!
Wow - this could only be written by a person truly and wholly convicted to spread the word of Christ. As God has touched you, you have in turn touched others.
Wonderful writing.