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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Search Engine (10/06/11)

TITLE: Empty Spaces
By Charla Diehl
10/19/11


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It’s said inside God’s children
There’s a drive to search Him out
Sometimes it gets confusing
‘Till they know what it’s about

There is this space inside us
That’s meant for holy joy
We sometimes try to fill it though
With our houses, cars or toys

But then we still feel empty
Maybe lonely and discontent
And so the search continues
For job changes, new gals or gents

This emptiness within our hearts--
Life engines (so to speak)
Leave us feeling wanting
What is it that we seek

It must be something more
Than this world could e’er supply
Something that’s so priceless
Not even bricks of gold could buy

Our planet is exceptional
What is it that you see
The beauty of the Redwoods
Or just a big old tree

And what about the seasons
How they know to come and go
Some believe without a doubt
That God made all things so

Maybe it’s not “what” but “who”
That needs to fill those voids
Those whose faith relies on God
Have given witness to His joys

Their attitudes seem different
Once they yield and then accept
The Lord, their God and Savior
Who for them once suffered death

So if you are a searcher
Living with empty spaces still
Give some thought to finding Him
See if your heart with joy will fill


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Noel Mitaxa 10/20/11
Very thought-provoking material, though less computer-focussed than the topic may have requested,, but I've been known to be wrong before...
Camille (C D) Swanson 10/21/11
I enjoyed it. I feel there are many clever ways the term "search engine" can be interpreted-and each person sees it in their own way.

This was a fine job of providing the message and bringing it home in your own personal way. Nice job. God Bless~
Linda Goergen10/21/11
This was a beautiful poem about our own internal “search engine” that I too believe, God has placed in all of us. I have often heard it said that the brain is like a computer or the computer is like our brain, so I think the analogy of this works, though if the judges see it that way I can’t say! LOL At any rate I really enjoyed the read and the truth of its message - nothing will bring the content our very being seeks except God!
Catherine Maher10/22/11
Maybe it's not the what but the who is my favorite line. Very nice flow and hope it fits the topic criteria.
Mona Purvis10/22/11
I love the message of this poem. There's a line or two which I think seems forced. Whether the judges think it took too much liberty with the topic? I don't know. Good luck.

mona
Lori Othouse 10/23/11
Thought-provoking, indeed. So many, many people are endlessly searching for that joy that only God can give. I hope some of them will get a chance to read this.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 10/26/11
This is lovely and so true. It may have missed the topic but it certainly touched my heart.