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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Great Expectations (not about the book) (08/25/11)

TITLE: I Have Expectations
By Kelvin Fowler
08/29/11


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I have been chasing the wind with meaningless deeds
setting sails in stormy waters
and harbouring short of God's glory

I am the clay in the potter's hands
dizzy with joy
fearlessly sculptured
recreated daily
in the image of
a forever changing
steadfast God

Forgiven, adopted, set free
and risen from my slumber
I have dreamed dreams
and seen the future
with one foot in the now
the other in the not-yet
hope received
and expectations raised

I am the bride
blameless and holy
robed in white
mourning
waiting for my
majestic groom
as fair as the moon
and as bright as the stars
like the dawn
to ride the clouds of glory
and dance with me

Twelve gates
and twelve pearls
streets of gold
and our wedding feast
my lamb
will rest with his lion
and my counted tears will be forgotten

Trees of healing balming my soul
and rivers of life ushering my love
into the arms of my rescuer
my Lord, my saviour

I have big expectations
my splintered hands
have set the rudder
to tack the winds
of the coming age
until I harbour
in the embrace
of my lover
my groom and my king

I HAVE EXPECTATIONS


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Linda Goergen09/02/11
I really enjoyed this! I too have those great expectations - just waiting for the sound of the trump! Great job!
Danielle King 09/03/11
Beautiful expressive poem eloquently spoken, just flowed along. Loved it!
CD Swanson 09/03/11
Beautiful job of acknowleding the Lord our God through poetic praise. God Bless~
Pamela Weeden09/05/11
I wish I could write poetry like this! Well done. Pam
marcella franseen 09/06/11
As I read your poem, I could feel your sense of expectation, living with "one foot in the now, the other in the not-yet." I love that line. Beautiful poem!
Jody Day 09/06/11
Beautifully done. I love the imagery, especially the symmetry of beginning and ending with the sailing metaphor. Great job.
Sarah Elisabeth 09/06/11
"setting sails in stormy waters
and harbouring short of God's glory"

Loved that and so often true. Thanks for the beautiful poem!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 09/07/11
Beautiful and quite eloquent.

sethabela l JACOB09/12/11
the tittle is man hood,god bless