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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Illustrate the meaning of "Every Dark Cloud has a Silver Lining" (without using the actual phrase or literal example). (02/28/08)

TITLE: THE LANTERN OF HOPE
By Sylvia Hensel
03/03/08


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I walk through the valley of your tears
Through the misty corridors of your fears
I wander down the road of your sorrows
Where you feel there’s no hope for tomorrow.

I roam the paths of your mind
I see all that you’ve left behind.
I feel your grief and I feel your pain
For what you think you cannot regain.

I want you to know I’ve bottled your tears
I want you to know I’ll take all your fears.
I want you to know there is nothing your feeling
That I cannot and will not bring your healing.

I lay all your fears, grief and pain
At the foot of the cross, please let it remain.
I give you my Word, I give you my name
I give you my love and I take all your shame.

I hold high the lantern of light,
The lantern of hope shining so bright.
Follow my tear drops, follow my blood drops
They will lead to the place where all fear stops.

This lantern of hope will lead you home
And know that I will never leave you alone.
My nail scarred hands reach out to you
Will you take this lantern and do what I do?

Will you seek out the lost and those in pain?
Will you help them find hope again?
Will you say “Hear I am Lord, send me”
Will you go and be what I want you to be?


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Debbie Wistrom03/06/08
Loved the message here. While not a fan of poetry, I did enjoy this very much. One bit of red ink, there is one your that should be you're, third line of third stanza. Keep writing.
Shirley McClay 03/07/08
I know nothing about poetry, except that I admire those who can write it! LOL! Very passionate poem!
LauraLee Shaw03/07/08
This is a beautiful message of hope that will shine on anyone who reads it. Well done.
TJ Nickel03/12/08
I enjoyed this a great deal, more with each line right up to the great ending.