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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Winter (the season) (08/13/09)

TITLE: Dad's Winter of Life
By Jeanne E Webster
08/18/09


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A Winter Chrysalis

He slumped into the snow and died
Alone, but for the snarling winds
Veiling his final words of life:
“Oh, God! My Lord!” he cried.

He was swaddled in their soft embrace,
The feathery wispy crystals,
Lying within a white chrysalis:
He’d reached the end of his race.

The boisterous winds became still,
The menacing clouds recoiled;
Blazing stars shone with ethereal light:
It had been his Father’s will.

Aloft, his spirit began to roam,
Calmly seeking that holy hand
Of his waiting Savior, Lord and King:
“My son...you’re welcome home!”

This is the story of how my dad
Met his lot on a slippery road,
Losing control of his car that night:
Oh Lord, that accident was bad!

Dad was in the winter of life,
A slower but glory-filled pace;
Being a faithful man of God:
“Amazing Grace” bewails the fife.

I miss my father, mentor and friend
Yet I know he’s home with God,
Walking ‘round with his big ole smile
In the land where there is no end!


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JoAnne Potter08/23/09
A lovely image as you remember your dad.
Jan Ackerson 08/24/09
You're blessed with the assurance that he walked right out of the snow and into heaven. Thanks for this poem!
Colin Swann08/24/09
Thanks for sharing this meaningful poem. Colin
Bryan Ridenour08/24/09
A wonderful tribute to a godly man. Thanks for sharing.
Mona Purvis08/24/09
A tribute to memory of a faithful father.
Mona
Ada Nett08/24/09
You have a good command of words...there is much potential in your writing!
~Cathy~
Michelle Foster08/25/09
Really liked the imagery, and the emotion it evoked. Well done!