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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Calm (emotionally) (09/13/07)

TITLE: And Nature Kneels
By Melanie Kerr
09/19/07


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Iíve seen my share of sudden storms
With wailing wind and churning cloud
Where far off shores and harbours lie
Concealed beneath a squally shroud

Iíve felt the wrench of angry waves
With blows that beat and bruise the boat
The chill of cold that creeps through bones
The frantic fight to stay afloat

Iíve watched a man serene in sleep
Secure and still, unfazed by fear
Unmindful that this fragile boat
Beneath the waves might disappear

Iíve strived, my heart sapped of its strength
ďLord, donít you care?Ē my fearful cry
Roused by my shout, stirred from his sleep
He stands and lifts his hands on high

Iíve heard the man with words of power
Rebuke the wind and still the sea
And as the storm subsides, Iíve known
A stillness settle over me

Iíve listened as he speaks to storms
And nature kneels, surrenders all
Creation sighs, and sings her praise
Submitted to her Masterís call

Iíve left behind a paler life
Abandoned boat and shifting sea
A dawning destiny Iíve claimed
His call, embraced, ďCome follow me.Ē


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Lynda Schultz 09/20/07
I am feeling calm all over. Great lesson and great verse.
Joanne Sher 09/22/07
Wonderful - perfect title, excellent message, and wonderful rhyme and meter. This flowed wonderfully.
Sharlyn Guthrie09/22/07
I enjoyed reading this skillfully crafted and inspirational poem.
Laurie Walker09/23/07
This was so creatively done. I loved the story it told along with the emotions shared. I also appreciate how well you put it all together. Well done.
Joy Faire Stewart09/26/07
This flows so beautifully and the message is wonderful for a devotional. Excellent writing...very uplifting piece.
Linda Watson Owen09/27/07
Melanie, this is so beautiful! The music in yours words is masterful indeed, and the meaning is straight to the heart. Congratulations on a well deserved EC! What a blessing!
Sheri Gordon09/27/07
Congratulations on your EC. This is very comforting -- great message.
Verna Cole Mitchell 09/28/07
This is absolutely beautiful poetry. Great job!
Sherry Wendling09/29/07
Congratulations, Melanie! You are a superb poetess and this one does not disappoint. It's as though you transform a reader's heart into wide-screen cinema, starring the Master of the wind and waves! And I just love the strong ending: "Iíve left behind a paler life"...Wonderful, wonderful writing.