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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Body Language (11/25/10)

TITLE: Their Best Friend
By vincent lyons
12/01/10


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Two men trudged down a lonesome road,
Their shoulders bowed by heavy load,
Limp arms drooped loosely by their side,
Their faces drawn by tears they’d cried—
Two days ago their best Friend died.

They spoke in whispers, hushed and sad—
Gone now the precious hope they had;
They wrung their hands in mute despair—
A hopelessness beyond compare
Seemed to pervade and choke the air.

A Man approached them from behind,
Asked could He join—they didn’t mind—
He asked them why they looked depressed;
To Jesus’ death with tears attest,
And bare their hearts to their new Guest.

There He expounded truth to them,
Proved all the prophets spoke of Him—
How slow they were to understand
This was the way that God had planned—
Messiah’s death redeeming man.

At table when the bread He blessed
They realized Who was their Guest—
He promptly vanished from their sight,
Their hearts now bursting with delight,
Afire with joy reflect new light.

In mind I see their glad return—
Oh how good news within them burned!
Their faces beaming joyous glow,
Imparting hope where e’er they go—
Their best Friend’s risen! Don’t you know?


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Linda Wright12/02/10
This was a beautiful, poetic retelling of a wonderful Bible passage. Well done!
Margaret Kearley 12/03/10
A wonderful poem and a story that fits the subject so brilliantly.
Henry Clemmons12/05/10
a great poem about rhe road to emmaus experience and how an encounter with the risen Lord will not only change our life but body language. Super entry.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 12/05/10
This is so beautiful and your description of the body language was right on.
Rachel Phelps12/06/10
What a great idea for this topic. Beautifully presented.
Cheryl Harrison 12/06/10
I loved the last stanza --

In mind I see their glad return—
Oh how good news within them burned!
Their faces beaming joyous glow,
Imparting hope where e’er they go—
Their best Friend’s risen! Don’t you know?
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 12/09/10
Congratulations on your EC!!!
Lollie Hofer 12/09/10
Great job with this week's topic. I liked the retelling of this Biblical account. I, too, liked the last stanza. Congrats on your EC. Well done.
Henry Clemmons12/09/10
I was hoping this would place. Great job. And congrats on EC!
Verna Cole Mitchell 12/11/10
Congratulations on an EC for your excellent poem. For me, the last stanza said it all.