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Topic: Season(s) of a year or life (01/13/11)
TITLE: Rendering Twilight
By Jesus Puppy
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And burned in glory's fire deep.
Raising nigh the sunset time
For moments that long to weep.
A cooling breeze drifted by
And stirred the foliage of green.
Blooms of color mixed in airs
That swirled in the tides unseen.
Drifting vapors, floating clouds
Passed heated sun rays high.
Hearts ablaze in beauty felt
Of the sky that renders night.
Stars in the void appearing
In the dimming twilight hour
The Creator's tear saddened
By thoughts of crumbled tower.
Seasons turn in a moment
To a broken stone let ring
The eye unfocused drifts passed
Destroyed tomb of future's king.
Standing still in the garden
He wept for his children's fall
The path of life's temptations
And love's soft words as he calls.
Anger mixed well in sorrow
Hearing lies in words unveiled
Judgement placed for sin given
Clouding love at once that failed.
In shame his child departing
With fear the telling power
The sun's last rays extinguished
Rendering twilight's last hour.
In blood their day was ended
With skins nakedness covered
Darkness took them by the hand
Man and his cast out lover.
Through watered lids times are seen
As God's visions rise and fall.
Man drifts through seasons passing
And gather in cities tall.
Quarried stone heaped like mountains
For walls of strong castles made.
Valleys burn in ashes deep
Where trees of forest green laid.
Reckless wars on his neighbor
Plundering gold in his greed
Little made of love's blessing
Not a thought of souls in need.
The Son wept at man's folly
As future visions unfold
Forms the plan filled with sorrow
Blood stained tree in action bold.
Worthy king the sacrifice
Innocence to die for sin
Hope filled love for worthless deed
Great mercy for fallen men.
Blood soaked beam on cross lifted
Nail scarred pain in hands and feet.
Crown of thorns his skull inflamed
Yet Father's will he would meet.
The Child-King once more beheld
The great work formed by his hand.
What joy in his creation
Yet dark were the ways of man.
From beauty's bloom in Eden
Blessed of the day rejoicing
To the serpent's gleeful laugh
At man in flames repenting.
On himself he to the pain
The burden of sin filled man.
To him the crime was added
Yet he fulfilled mercies plan.
Above all things he was raised
For all creation to see
The world captive in darkness
Light of God's love came to free.
The task was just beginning
With visions so long ago
Man fell and in shame cast out
The Lamb's blood kept them close.
Onward from the garden path
The years and seasons tell
Sunset of days remembered
As rendering twilight fell.
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