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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Hide and Seek (08/07/08)

TITLE: No More Hiding
By Melanie Kerr
08/13/08


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Ashamed am I
Compelled to hide
Sin corrupted
Stained inside
I cannot bear
That You should see
The darkness now
That dwells in me

So suddenly
I have been hurled
Into a cold
And hostile world
The Garden You
Designed for me
Has now become
My enemy

Nature pricks
And bites and stings
Overwhelming
Sorrow brings
Creation spits
And snarls at me
Undressed of my
Authority

Concealed beneath
My hiding place
Iím haunted by
My own disgrace
I listened to
A different voice
Weighed my options
Made my choice

Forbidden fruit
Touched and tasted
And with one bite
My future wasted
Now I know
My naked state
For Your judgement
Here I wait

I hear You speak
It frightening how
Your voice, once gentle
Scares me now
So tenderly
My name You call
I find I
Cannot hide at all

The sadness in
Your eyes I see
Heartfelt sorrow
Caused by me
You watch me as
I leave this place
Itís You who now
Must hide Your face

So now begins
My search for You
To seek the One
That once I knew
You said in searching
I will find
And live again
With You entwined

Father, seek this
Sin-soiled son
Undo the evil
That I have done
Father, find me
Where I roam
On your shoulders
Bear me home

No more hiding
From Your gaze
Iíll live transparent
All my days
Standing still
Beneath Your light
Iíll trust the blood
That makes things right


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Joanne Sher 08/15/08
This is beautifully constructed and absolutely breathtaking and poignant. Just fabulous. I was completely engrossed.
Deborah Engle 08/16/08
This is so well done, and very effective.
Joshua Janoski08/18/08
Awesome job with this one! I was wondering if there would be entries about the Fall of man, and your poem depicted it with such skillful precision.

I hope this one does well, because it is very good.
Joy Faire Stewart08/20/08
Beautifully written and one of my favorites this week.
Patricia Turner08/20/08
This is a poetic masterpiece of a prayer for all of us! Wonderful job! Thanks!
Verna Cole Mitchell 08/21/08
You have a strong message beautifully and wonderfully presented. Congratulatins on a well-deserved placement.
Benjamin Graber08/21/08
Excellent use of the topic! This is an inspiring reminder - great job, and congratulations on your placement!
Joy Faire Stewart08/21/08
As I said before, just beautiful and congratulations on your well deserved win!
Heather Sargent08/21/08
Beautifully written! Congratulations on your win, this was fantastic!
Dianne Janak08/21/08
Congrats on your 3rd place in EC! I loved the poem... the darkness contrasted with the light... great masterful writing..!
Charla Diehl 08/21/08
Precisely to the topic--and a wonderful entry. You packed a powerful punch with this one. Congratulations on your EC 3rd placement.
Sharlyn Guthrie08/21/08
Simple and elegant. I love this poem. Congratulations on your EC!
Chely Roach08/21/08
Simply gorgeous. Congratulations!
Jason Swiney08/23/08
As a man I seldom use the word "beautiful", but it is all I know to describe this poem. Great voice, great rhythm, and GREAT MESSAGE! Congratulations on your EC!
Glynis Becker 08/26/08
Such a beautiful poem with a perfect rhythm. Each word is placed just so and it is haunting. Congratulations. You deserved it!
Jennifer Klein08/27/08
Really moving and meaningful. Thank you.