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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Retreat (as in quiet time away) (08/01/05)

TITLE: Time Away
By Marie Pacha
08/06/05


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Time Away

When the world around me is spinning,
and I donít know what to do.
And my mind and spirit weaken
then itís time to visit You.

I take some quiet time away
from all the hustle and the noise.
And forget all the things I donít have
and thank You for all my joys.

I listen to the silence,
and itís there I hear Your voice.
I remember whatís important,
and I know I have a choice.

You speak to me in silence
in those times I take away.
It becomes so soothing
I often wish that I could stay.

But I have tasks I left unfinished
and to them I must return.
There will be always be more quiet times
to heal, and rest, and learn.

Those days that I retreat with You
are the ones that make me strong.
I keep them in my memory
for the ones that seem too long.

And I know that when I weary,
and if ever I should despair.
Iíll find a quiet place to listen,
and I will find You there.


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Dixie Phillips 08/08/05
I enjoyed your poem very much. It reminded me of a song my grandmother used to sing....... I just steal away and pray! Beautiful!
Beth Muehlhausen08/09/05
The "sing song" cadence adds to the comforting message of your poem. It read sort of like a lullabye to me!
Debra Brand08/10/05
Lovely, lovely.
Maxx .08/13/05
Poetry has to be perfect... like fine lace, every thread in place. Very nice submission, very good work. Thank you!
Suzanne R08/14/05
My favourite lines are about wishing we could stay but having to return to our tasks, yet knowing that we can return to retreat later. Beautiful work. Well done.
Shari Armstrong 08/14/05
A nice poem :)