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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Christian Baptism (10/18/07)

TITLE: Soaked in Brine
By Emily Gibson
10/25/07


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First fluid

Trickles slow then
Flows in subtle stream

Gushes in sudden drench
Soaking, saturating,
Precipitating
Inevitability.

No longer cushioned
Slick sliding forward
Following the rich river
Downstream

The smell of birth
Clings to us forever
Soaked in holy brine
Dawning and dying damp


I have embraced a hundred new lives
Sliding toward me
To land safely in my lap
Breathing deep new air then
Wrapped and carefully placed in parentsí loving arms
Safety
Secured.

I too was caught and cradled
Nurtured and loved

Three times emptied into other hands and laps
My babies placed wet on my chest
Their slippery skin
Under my lips
Salty sweet

New life starts clean, unspoiled
Soaked by baptism at birth,
Too soon sullied by sin

I must be cleansed again to
Know from whence I came and to whom I belong.
Body and soul
Floating downstream drowning
Yet
Pulled from the darkness into the light
Gasping and sputtering
Caught and cradled in the hands of the Lord
Washed
And
Saved
Forevermore


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Jan Ackerson 10/25/07
I absolutely, absolutely LOVE this! The birth imagery is awesome, and the poetic elements masterfully presented. Fantastic!
Verna Cole Mitchell 10/28/07
This very creative poem is masterfully done.
Gregory Kane10/30/07
This is excellent. Half expected my keyboard to be dripping with moisture after reading this poem.
Dee Yoder 05/08/08
Wow, Emily, this is beautiful! I've missed some good entries since I've been sick. This one is wonderful and masterfully crafted.