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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Bridge (07/31/08)

TITLE: Chasm of Time
By Pat Guy
08/06/08


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How do I reach you my love, my heart, when words no longer speak a language once pure, sweet and carefree – unmarred by creeping vines of lies that choke innocence of its hope leaving truth behind. Will my eyes ever touch the light that glistened upon your lashes? When will your laughter fill this empty cavern of sorrow? This chasm of time is deep and cold my love. Will you not drown in its hollow allure?

The fragrance of your countenance warmed these halls, each room brightened as you whirled your way to each new experience. What happened my heart? Sparkles fell in the wake of your pain. Shadows of your smile weighed heavy and slipped through the cracks of shame. Your faithful clock no longer pointed to times of joy. How do I reach you … how?

My fists shake in the grasp of prayer for you my love, my heart. Each prayer a brick, each promise the mortar. The power of the Maker building a way over this chasm of time – strong as it is sure – just for you. He’ll take your hand, nay, He’ll grab hold and pull you out prayer-by-prayer, tear-by-tear, groan-by-groan and set your feet on its solid path where freedom waits on the other side of loneliness. Where laughter will sparkle once again upon your cheeks and the sigh of your heart will be full.

How do I reach you my love? There is only one way … He who knows the only way, will make a way, to your heart.

“Never will He leave you, never will He forsake you.”*


Each prayer a brick, each promise the mortar.













Hebrews 13:5b NIV


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Amy Michelle Wiley 08/07/08
Wow. Powerful. Very eloquently written.
Joanne Sher 08/09/08
Amy is right - absolutely eloquent, and what a wonderful image. Poignant. Thank you SO much for sharing.
LauraLee Shaw08/11/08
Wow, this is magnificent! Powerful!
william price08/11/08
Now this is the reason I came back. Your entry is risky, creative, pregnant with purpose and just hand clappin' good. Great job, Pat. You drew me in further to a point of ministry in a few words than some I have read with 1500.
Missed ya, friend. Great stuff. God bless.
Betty Castleberry08/11/08
This is stunningly beautiful prose with a bold message. Two thumbs up.
Shirley McClay 08/11/08
Oh my goodness... you packed so much power into so few words. You should get this published.
T. F. Chezum08/11/08
Very well written and powerful. Great job
Mariane Holbrook08/11/08
Proof that good things come in small packages. What a great piece! You're too good, Pat, and I am green with envy! Kudos, my friend!
Joshua Janoski08/12/08
Wow. When I first saw this, I didn't think that there were going to be enough words on the page, but you packed in so much with so few words.

I'm going to go back and read this again, because I want to marvel at the eloquence of this piece.
Helen Dowd 08/13/08
Very poetic. This almost sounded like "The Song of Solomon." Very creative...Blessings!...Helen
Mariane Holbrook08/13/08
I came back online just to read this again so I thought I'd leave another comment. This is something I could so easily have written, Pat, but I could never have put this much emotion in it.Its a keeper and I've put it in my favorite places because there are so many mothers I want to share this with. Hugs,my friend. ((((Pat))))
Lyn Churchyard08/14/08
Pat, you should have had a Kleenex warning stamped into your brick. This is so beautifully written from the very depths of the heart.
Dee Yoder 08/14/08
The longing to be reunited is very real in this, Pat. Very tender and heart wrenching, but that light of Hope at the end is such a lovely promise.