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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Breathe (08/19/10)

TITLE: Dusty Sculptures
By Debbie Roome
08/26/10


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He knelt and gathered dust, and shaped it with His hand
The earth was moist and soft, and textured like fine sand
A form began to grow, a mirror of the King
With arms and legs and feet, and lips with which to sing

The Father’s skill was great, the man a work of art
With finely balanced limbs, a pump he called a heart
And eyes and ears and nose, and hair upon his head
A sculpture made by God, but motionless and dead

The Lord regarded man, an earthen creature still
An image of himself, but lacking life and will
He gathered up his form, and breathed a birthing sigh
Filled his nostrils up, released a joyful cry

And as the Father breathed, the man showed signs of life
Potential full and pure, and gifts and strength were rife
Then Adam took some breaths, breathed in and out and in
Lungs that functioned well, that pinked up sallow skin

His breath was straight from God, as ours is today
Oxygen and air, we breathe in work and play
This fragile gift we’re given, sustains our mortal frame
It is the breath of God, the whisper of his name


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Sharon Kane08/26/10
Nice meditation on the creation of man
Margaret Kearley 08/27/10
Beautifully captured - the miracle of the creation of man. A lovely poem. Two lines I really love -
'A form began to grow, A mirror of the King'
and
'He gathered up his form and breathed a birthing sigh' -
just wonderful. Thankyou
Charla Diehl 08/30/10
Perfect title for this beautifully written poem. I especially like the last two lines. Two thumbs up for this one.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 08/30/10
This is a lovely piece and represents the topic and Genesis 1 in an artful, beautiful way.
Mona Purvis08/31/10
Very simple and dear. I enjoyed the story of creation it tells so well.


Mona
Verna Cole Mitchell 08/31/10
Excellent poem on the breath of God in creation, a beautiful picture.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 09/02/10
Congratulations for placing in the top 15 of your level and in the top 40 overall.