Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  



The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!
The Official Writing Challenge

BACK TO
CHALLENGE
MAIN

INSTRUCTIONS

how it works
submission rules
guidelines for
choosing a level

ENTRIES

submit your entry
read current entries
read past entries
challenge winners



Our Daily Devotional HERE
Place it on your site or
receive it daily by email.





TRUST JESUS TODAY

TRY THE TEST



Share
how it works   Submit

Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: The Family Home (05/29/08)

TITLE: IF WALLS COULD TALK
By Rebecca O'Connor
06/02/08


 LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
 SEND A PRIVATE COMMENT
 ADD TO MY FAVORITES

Covered layers of paper and paint speaking of eras gone by
Lines of measuring children, showing how they have grown high
Wall to wall of homeís abode and the space between we live
The comfort there casts out despair for warmth and safety give

Cherished moments spent within is much more than a house
Nor wood and plaster, caulk and nail even little mouse
The smells of seasons welcomed in to dwell and richly bless
How much love was given there; its work was effortless

When all was done and sleep begun did they discuss the day?
If walls could talk might they envision things all the same way?
Do they, for instance, know how they would settle every matter,
From viewing all the dayís events and all the words of clatter?

They never chide nor let in wind along with winterís chill
Thereís no rebuke in troubled times as sometimes people will
Such trust within them we must have to close our eyes and sleep
With gentle dreams and quietness our trust in thee we keep

Could this be what my Savior feels to dwell within my heart?
Is He at home in comfort there to stay and never part?
Does He repair the damage there from cracks and breaks and grief?
Wiping sorrow from its walls and bringing sweet relief

If walls could talk what would mine say, only Jesus knows
Asking Him to live within these walls is what I chose
So richly does He dwell within this place I call His home
As long as He dwells within me, Iíll never be alone.

He never chides nor lets in wind along with winterís chill
Thereís no rebuke in troubled times as sometimes people will
Such trust in Him we must have to close our eyes and sleep
With gentle dreams and quietness our trust in Thee we keep


The opinions expressed by authors may not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
Accept Jesus as Your Lord and Savior Right Now - CLICK HERE
JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and Spread the Gospel.


This article has been read 599 times
Member Comments
Member Date
Marilyn Schnepp 06/06/08
If only I could type or write or talk - but I'm speechless from the beauty of this awesome poetic view of the family home! Utterly fantastic, and so well written, metered and rhymed. The Thoughts, the memories, the way you have switched to WHO dwells in our hearts...just magical! What more can I say? Kudos!
Jan Ackerson 06/06/08
Lovely work, and I really liked the comparison between the literal walls and the walls of your heart.

A few bumps in meter along the way, and one or two forced phrases--

--but all in all, a very good poem!
Beth LaBuff 06/06/08
I love the TV show "If Walls Could Talk". That title is perfect for this poem. Your words are convicting with, "Could this be what my Savior feels to dwell within my heart? -- Is He at home in comfort thereÖ." Nice work on this well-thought out poem.