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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Blue (10/08/09)

TITLE: Malevolent Mist
By vincent lyons
10/14/09


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Dense clouds of dampness creep down from the highland
Their grim ghostly gowns all obscuring the sky,
Draping the fields on the west coast of Ireland
In blankets of mist that bid daylight goodbye.

The heather is hidden, colour is swallowed,
It envelops the valleys, lake-lands and bogs,
Enshrouding the mountains, filling the hollows,
Blocking out beauty—this malevolent fog.

A fresh summer wind breezes in from the ocean
Dispersing the shroud of dread clinging dank—
The sun shines in splendour, the blue heavens open—
The gorse-lands respond in a blazing of thanks.

When times of despairing cloud out my vision,
When moody, depressed, feeling downcast and dour,
When doubt and dejection mar every decision,
Come wind of His Spirit! Come Word of His pow’r!

He scatters the darkness; Son-light is breaking,
Blue skies have displaced the malevolent mist;
He awakens my soul to vistas breathtaking:
In vales of despondence such pleasures I’d missed.

Though the shroud of despair might want to linger,
Blocking out beauty and beclouding your day,
God’s Spirit within’s a constant harbinger,
The blue dome of Heaven’s a whisper away.


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Linda Wright10/15/09
Where to begin! The rhyme and rhythm are perfect! It flows so easily. I could feel and see this mist over Ireland. So descriptive! The application was beautiul! My favorite line... "Come wind of His Spirit! Come Word of His pow’r!" If I was a judge, this would take the ribbon! Well done!! Despair and darkness and cold make our appreciation of joy and light and warmth even greater.

Francy Judge 10/19/09
What beautiful imagery intertwined with an encouraging message! Great job.
Mona Purvis10/22/09
This is in a league all its own! Rises to the top in comparison like cream on new milk.
Splendid!

Mona