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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Light and Dark (05/21/09)

TITLE: Better Light Than Never
By Donna Emery
05/27/09


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Pray, sir, can you tell me the name of this place?
For great darkness has hidden each form and each face.
This darkness is endless; no light can I see
I donít understand; where on earth can I be?

Donít despair, wandring pilgrim. This place is our home
Our landís full of darkness wherever we roam
It ever surrounds us; we canít see the light
And this is our destiny; try as we might

But come and Iíll show you a beautiful Light
It breaks through the darkness and shines through the night.
It illumines our hearts and it shows us the Way.
And all we need do is accept It, each day.

But how can this be, in this place thatís so dark?
Where does It come from? From whence does It spark?
Iíve heard of this Light, but how can It exist?
With so many in darkness; what clue have they missed?

I know not. But look! See that Light, in the sky?
Come with me to see this; come, let us draw nigh.
For into our darkness comes healing and grace:
It casts Its bold Glory oíer every manís face.

Kind sir, Iím intrigued by this marvelous Light.
For I donít want to travel in this endless night
Must I give of my gold or my land, for this prize?
Please tell me; this darkness seems harsh, to my eyes.

All you must do is to ask for the Light
For our Great Creator has heard of our plight
And all who would seek It can gain It, for free
So this Light can be yours, if you ask It to be.

I cannot believe this; it seems like a trick.
There must be another way that I could pick.
Canít I find other options or seek my own way?
It seems strange to trust The Unknown, every day.

You may try as you might; you will find only doom.
For no light within you can outshine this gloom
It cripples your soul and it brings only sadness
While trusting the Light surely leads you to gladness.

This all seems so strange - but I cannot embrace it
I am wise and Iím strong; Iím sure I can face it.
Iíll set out on my own, now, but maybe some day
If I run out of options, Iíll return to this Way.

Goodbye, wandíring pilgrim. I bid you farewell
But please donít lose sight of the story I tell
My prayers will be with you; that one day youíll see
That to trust in His Light is what will make you free.


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Lynda Schultz 05/28/09
This is really good (Great title too!). I'd suggest some visual way of differentiating between the speakers. Well done.
Janice Fitzpatrick05/29/09
I love poetry and this story poem was well done! Nice visuals. Good job!
Joanne Sher 05/29/09
Clever title and a wonderful piece. Especially like the last stanza. Wonderful.
Jan Ackerson 06/02/09
Excellent--and I've got to mention the clever title, with its play on words. I love that sort of thing.