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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: The Manuscript (04/29/10)

TITLE: Heaven Sang
By Carol Penhorwood
05/03/10


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Heaven Sang

The day you were created heaven sang
A blank canvas to the world
One prepared by the hands of God
A letter from Him to earth

A page read by those who may never open a book
A message to people everywhere
His love letter to all
Written by the finger of God

Your life a representation of Christ
Filled with the Holy Spirit
Speaking volumes of God's faithfulness and love
A well of joy to all who watch you

Sunshine for a cloudy domain
An expression of hope for the future
Modeling His protection
And provision in the present

God's hand written on your life
No wonder heaven rang with praise
Another manuscript was born
To reach a lost world

A creation of God
The writing of God
His Holy Spirit conforming you to His image
A work in progress

His face turned toward you
With fresh mercies every morn
Engraved on the palm of His hand
A reminder of His love for His creation

Yes, the day you were born heaven sang
And no wonder
You are His representative
His manuscript written with His blood.


“You show and make obvious that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, not written with ink but with (the) Spirit of (the) living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.” 2 Corinthians 3:3 (Amplified Bible)



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Laura Anne Harrison05/06/10
Beautiful!
Beth LaBuff 05/07/10
You certainly have a Biblical basis for this wonderful poem. I love your title and these lines especially, "You are His representative -- His manuscript written with His blood." Nice thoughts in this!
Jan Ackerson 05/08/10
Very appropriate to use the topic as an extended metaphor, and the scripture at the end really drove home your point.

I thought the new metaphor in your 4th stanza might have been slightly out of place, as it didn't fit with the imagery in the rest of the poem.

Definitely a well-crafted poem!
Mildred Sheldon05/08/10
This was truly beautiful. Thank you.
harvestgal Ndaguba05/11/10
Beautiful. I, especially, love the first paragragh and love the Scripture at the end too. Fit perfectly.
Benjamin Graber05/11/10
Oh, I love the imagery in this poem! The picture of being a letter from God to the world is an inspiring one.
I personally encourage poets to use punctuation - it makes a poem flow more smoothly and makes it easier to read.
Beautiful poem - keep up the good work!
stanley Bednarz 05/11/10
I love the resolute way you completed this, implying life is in the blood, and it's because of our creator.For not having punctuation it seemed to have both postive and negative implications. Not a poet myself, I felt free to create my own pace.
T. F. Chezum05/12/10
A very well crafted poem. The scripture at the end tied it all together nicely. Great job.
Ann Grover05/12/10
Very lovely... vivid description... very creative. I love the idea that we are each a manuscript... written with Divine ink.
Ruth Stromquist05/13/10
LOVE the way you used this Scripture concerning a "Manuscript" for the whole world to read -- creates a very uplifting and significant message in the Lord and encouragement, in poetic form that delivers it in a nutshell.