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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Outlook (06/02/11)

TITLE: Why Fear?
By Lillian Rhoades
06/09/11


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Why Fear?



Storm clouds gather
Adversityís gales
Threaten my moorings, derails
My storm tossed anchor

Rain bursts free
Delivers its vengeance
Rips my sails
Floods my soul

Floodgates uncontrolled
Rampant, rabid
Rage against the ramparts
Of my heart

The tempest wild,
Capsizes my plans
And carries them out to sea

Light from the lighthouse dims,
Shoreline blurs
Destination uncertain
I yield to the One
Asleep in the bow.

O Captain, my Captain
Calm the tempest
Of unexpected things
When all about
Are winds of doubt
And restless wonderings

Speak Thy peace
To waves of anxiousness
And fear
O Refuge, My Refuge
Capture my troubled heart
And order quietness

Master, pacifier, conqueror
For stormy gales
For plans that fail
I need not fear
When you are near

Though sails are torn
My vessel sails along
The winds and the waves
I canít control
Your voice amid the raging tempest
Is all I need.


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Sarah Elisabeth 06/12/11
Beautiful.

I'm not very familiar with poetry rules and such, but for me this had an--oh, what would you say? An old fashion flare. I really enjoyed the cadence. Loved taking this journey with you!
Rachel Phelps06/12/11
Lovely word choices to complement an excellent message. Great work!
Colin Swann06/13/11
This message, in verse, reminds us of how thankful we should be that God keeps us from shipwrecking our lives. Thanks!
Danielle King 06/13/11
I like this poem of faith and trust. A message to recall when fear takes hold.
Verna Cole Mitchell 06/14/11
You did an excellent job with this poem--for word choices, as well as message.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 06/17/11
This is a beautiful reminder that I often need.

Congratulations for placing 14th in Masters and15th overall!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 06/17/11
Sorry 17 th overall but still a great job!