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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Autumn/Fall (08/27/09)

TITLE: A Rescued Harvest
By Sherrie Coronas
09/01/09


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The growing season behind us now,
I gaze into the field,
The autumn harvest is at hand,
How many will we yield?

The crop was looking bountiful,
The sun was shining so,
No time to rest and celebrate,
The weeds will surely grow.

The seeds were planted earnestly,
Within the fertile soil,
But much was washed away by rain,
Despite my constant toil.

The insects came and had their way,
Such chaos they did cause,
The crop no longer copious,
And showing many flaws.

Calloused hands and troubled hearts,
Discouraged to the core,
Fleeting time still pressing in,
The enemy at the door.

I know the season marches on,
Though much has gone awry.
The leaves are orange, brown and red,
The end I can’t deny.

Yet hope and trust of yesterday,
Rise up from deep within,
Rekindled faith will overcome,
Despair, dismay and sin.

The autumn leaves are falling down,
No longer in a bind,
Your love and grace have rescued me,
We’ll save this crop in time.


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Lisa Johnson 09/07/09
Loved both the physical and spiritual nuances of this poem.
Mariane Holbrook09/08/09
I love the last two lines:
Your love and grace have rescued me,
We’ll save this crop in time.

Isn't that just like the Lord Jesus? He may be last minute but He does show up in time. This was so sensitively written and had such a good lesson underneath it all. Kudos for a great entry! I can tell you have a heart for God.
Karie McCaffity09/09/09
The poem has such a sense of time passing, heavy toil, and then this pause.

"Yet hope and trust of yesterday,
Rise up from deep within,"

Beautiful.

Karie Jo


Jan Ackerson 09/09/09
Nice job with meter and rhyme, and with a lovely message. I enjoyed this poem!
Bryan Ridenour09/09/09
Very good poem. Loved the last two lines. Well done.
Betty Castleberry09/09/09
You've captured the emotions of a farmer. I know; I'm married to one. ;0) Thank you for sharing this lovely poem.
Pamela Kliewer09/09/09
Love this. Thank you.
Sarah Elisabeth 09/09/09
Beautiful poem! Loved the ending :-)
Mona Purvis09/09/09
Rhyme and meter are very good on this sweet and truth-filled poem.
Very nice.

Mona
Carol Slider 09/09/09
There are many layers of meaning here, and you do a beautiful job of describing both the season of autumn and its metaphorical significance. Well done!
Tracy Nunes 01/29/11
Wow, Sherrie! You should write more poetry. This is so good!