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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Empty and Full (06/04/09)

TITLE: Today I Need to be Empty
By Linda Payne
06/09/09


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Today I need to be empty:
a thirsty pitcher, ready and waiting,
waiting to be filled
with cool, clear water,
to be poured out for others.

Today I need to be empty:
a clear glass vase, quietly sitting on the table,
waiting to be filled
with fragrant blossoms
filling the air with their sweet incense.

Today I need to be empty:
a blank sheet of paper, eager for the penís first kiss,
waiting to be filled
with words to offer comfort,
words that uplift, bring a smile,
words that speak the truth,
words of love and gratitude.

Today I need to be empty:
a tree stark and peaceful in winterís sleep
waiting to be filled
with springís verdure,
a safe haven for small creatures,
cool shade from the summer heat.

Today I need to be empty:
a vacant room, waiting in anticipation,
waiting to be filled
with joy and laughter,
pictures and memories,
the love of a family.

Today I need to be empty:
an empty pantry, shelves clean and ready,
waiting to be filled
with all manner of food,
a feast for the hungry.

Today I need to be empty:
a fallow field, eager to be planted,
waiting to be filled
with seeds, the promise of life.

Today I need to be empty:
a blank canvas, longing for the brushís first stroke,
waiting to be filled
with vibrant colors
creative and unique,
a work of the Master's hand.

Today I need to be empty:
heart, mind, and soul
waiting to be filled
with your Spirit, Lord,
ready to serve
only to be emptied again
for you.


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Charla Diehl 06/11/09
Beautiful imagery throughout this lovely piece. Loved the last stanza.
Verna Cole Mitchell 06/11/09
This is a prayer beautifully expressed. Amen.
Brenda Rice 06/11/09
Wonderful! Beautifully written. Great flow and how marvelously you used words to bring this topic to life.
Sharon Kane06/14/09
You painted some amazing word pictures here. Very good indeed.