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

TITLE: Devoured to Life
By Samuel Connelly
06/10/09


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I thought that I was full,
happy, more than
satisfied.

I opened the Book
to find a happy verse,
a pleasant word,
a lovely line to
confirm my goodness.

I had no idea that
as I searched,
I was being tracked,
hunted, by the very
prey that I was searching
out.

Then it found me.
It pounced upon me like a tiger,
thrashed me like a bear,
then I felt it begin
to devour me.

In the devouring I
discovered that the
Word was eating away
the loneliness, the
darkness, the evident
and very tangible
emptiness.

The more the Word
consumed the more
I became filled with
the beauty that was
only pretending to
be there before.

The life was giving
birth inside, by the
Words of the Book,
within the pages and
the chapters and
the verses, which is
the work of the artist,
the breath of the
Creator.


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Beth LaBuff 06/13/09
You really got me thinking (and that's a good thing) about what you were saying. Your poem reminds me of the verse, "the word of God is quick and powerful…"
Deborah Porter 06/19/09
Hi Samuel. I just wanted to leave a quick note to let you know your entry, Devoured to Life, actually did very well in the Empty and Full Challenge. Although you didn't receive an award, you made it into the Highest Rankings for Level 3, placing 6th in that Level.

There were a lot of entries this week, and the competition is always intense in Level 3, so you deserve a pat on the back. :-)

If you'd like to check the highest rankings for yourself, you can find them here:
http://www.faithwriters.com/Boards/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=25956

The highest rankings are posted every Thursday evening on the Message Boards.

Hope to see you at the FaithWriters' Conference in August. It’s going to be an amazing time of inspiration, information and encouragement. (If I’ve already mentioned that to you, forgive me. We’re just so excited about letting members know about this great gathering.)
http://www.faithwriters.com/conference.php

With love, Deb (Challenge Coordinator)