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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Century or Centuries (02/17/11)

TITLE: Dim View
By vincent lyons
02/21/11


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Man’s most majestic thoughts sublime
In sight of Light mere shadows chase;
Who can with words His worth define
Who’s set the boundaries of time,
Who dwells beyond the bounds of space?
What value have these words of mine
Save He in mercy grants me grace,
Permits a glimmer of His face?

By centuries we count the past
For neat arrangements suit our ways;
We vividly recall the last
And mourn its passing was so fast,
The first one’s dimmed by history’s haze—
Such knowledge have ‘great men’ amassed
They scorn the records of those days,
By new ‘wise men’ the past’s appraised.

But surely Adam knew first-hand?
For after all God spoke with him;
Did he not better understand—?
Made in His image—(no cave-man)
Than men whose ‘genius’ grew more dim
Who lost the view of Eden’s land
Who wandered far away from Him,
The centuries had hardened them.

But God Himself came down to Earth—
The second Adam He is called—
Through miracle of virgin-birth,
A gift to men of priceless worth
Brought sight of Eden to us all,
Sealed our redemption by His death
(The curse of death by death forestalled)
In triumph rose—to Life we’re called!

Long centuries have passed us by,
The mists of time have cast their shroud—
Why did He come? Why did He die?
His incarnation some deny—
Just like the sun behind a cloud
Casts you in shade but lights the sky
Don’t let your faith by doubt be cowed—
His Light is ours—He has avowed.


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Lynda Schultz 02/24/11
God's truth is timeless. I enjoyed your poem.
Mona Purvis02/24/11
Poetry that speaks to me, so lovingly done to glorify Him. I am in awe of your skill and in tune with your heart.
Mona
Benjamin Graber02/24/11
Wow - those first and last stanzas are excellent! Great job, all the way through!
Charla Diehl 02/25/11
Beautifully written piece that speakes to my believing heart.
Bonnie Bowden02/25/11
Well crafted poem. I especially liked the first and last stanza.
Carol Penhorwood 03/06/11
Stunningly beautiful!