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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Hear (07/08/10)

TITLE: Figurines
By Benjamin Graber
07/09/10


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“It was for freedom that Christ has set us free”

We line ourselves in boxes
Like ivory figurines,
Prepared, in perfect patterns,
To have our faces cleaned.

We build our stain glass sepulchers,
That God might hear our pleas,
To wash us in the perfect rhythm
That synchronized our creeds.

But all our rigid structures
Provide the perfect mute;
Our incantations drown the sound
Of Heaven’s sweetest flutes!

We line ourselves in boxes
Like ivory figurines,
While God is singing ballads
And offers us His wings;

We jail ourselves in sepulchers
And wail our mournful dirge,
While oceans gush with ecstasy
And we may surf the surge!

In all our rigid structures
We miss the chance to fly,
God longs to come and dance with us
In the ballroom of the sky;

We line ourselves in boxes,
A reflex born of fear,
While God is offering joy untold
If we but choose to hear.


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Lollie Hofer 07/15/10
I like the message of this poem...a good reminder that sometimes there is so much more God wants to do and say, if we are attuned to His voice. Thanks for sharing.
Rebecca O'Connor07/15/10
I enjoyed reading the thoughts as well as flow. Very, very nice indeed!
Tina Leonard07/16/10
Nice poem, and very true. The box closes so many in focusing on things that God really does not care about. He just wants us to worship Him in spirit and truth.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 07/17/10
How true your words are, as well as being beautifully arranged and a soothing meter, if only we listen.
Ruth Brown 07/18/10
I love poems with this meter. Good message! Blessings,Ruth
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 07/22/10
Congratulations in placing in the top 15 of your level and in the top 40 overall.
Terry R A Eissfeldt 07/22/10
Great images and message
You bless me brother!