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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Hard and Soft (04/23/09)

TITLE: The Velvet Blue
By Jim McWhinnie
04/27/09


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The Velvet Blue

Like rough hewn rock in velvet blue,
so my soul does feel when graced.
For of this earth, Iím but dust and time,
but more, when in the cloth Iím placed.

For God did pause one autumn day,
as He strolled this maple wood.
To grasp a humble, common stone, .
And lift it heavenward.

Then for reasons I shall never not know,
He touched me with His gentle hand,
And wiped away the dirt and grime,
the dust and grains of sand.

I saw no beauty in who I was,
I was little more than clay,
But in His eyes, I was a sparkliní jewel,
That would shine one coming day.

It did take time for the worth within,
to surface to the Light,
In His hands, he polished me,
with His holiness of sight.

But the beauty that was most of all,
was when the Lord so lovingly did place,
This shard of hard and crusty rock,
in His soft, blue velvet grace.


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Joanne Sher 05/01/09
LOVE that last stanza especially. Great imagery.
Marilyn Schnepp 05/02/09
This is so beautiful. I don't exactly understand it all- but the wording is lovely and reads like some kind of a precious jewel. A "Real Gem Stone" of a poem...Very, very touching!
Lollie Hofer 05/05/09
I agree, the imagery was wonderful. Good use of this week's topic.