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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Astonishment (02/02/12)

TITLE: Seeing the Master's hand.
By Linda Goergen
02/08/12


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Iíve watched stars softly sparkle their heavenly light,
gazed at the moon, watcher of the night,
I've watched the dew gently refreshing a rose,
laughed seeing a child kiss a sweet puppyís nose,
and Iíve been astonished.

Iíve seen a rainbow form in a dishwater bubble,
observed images from the telescope, Hubble,
Iíve seen the beauty of a flowered field in the wild,
saw the wonder of possibility in a newborn child,
and Iíve been astonished.

I've watched a bird diligently building a nest,
beheld a deer in the woods standing meekly at rest,
Iíve watched caterpillars turn into butterflies,
watched lightening streak across midnight skies,
and Iíve been astonished.

Iíve seen food produced from the land,
seen the extraordinary ability of the human hand,
Iíve seen the wind rock the waters and boats at dock,
stared at the countless sands of weathered rock,
and Iíve been astonished.

Iíve watched icicles weepówinterís tears,
watched hairs grow white over the years,
Iíve watched sunrises and sunsets color the skies,
watched one season be born as the former one dies,
and Iíve been astonished.

Iíve seen a spider weave a wondrous webófor prey,
seen the amazing information in a speck of DNA,
Iíve seen fireflies cavorting and twinkling in twilight,
gaped at waterfalls spilling down cliffís of great height,
and Iíve been astonished.

Iíve watched images of our earth orbiting in space,
looked on as two little foals ran a field race,
Iíve watched refreshing rains water the earth,
pondered the miracle of every new birth,
and Iíve been astonished.

Iíve seen stalagmites formed in underground caves,
stood by the ocean encompassing its mighty waves,
Iíve seen these things and many, many more,
so many countless wonders to explore,
and be astonished.

So please tell me now, for I just donít understand,
how people fail to see the Masterís handó
all aroundóhow can so many fail to see?
God. Everywhere. Oh mercy meÖ
it is an astonishment.


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Allison Egley 02/11/12
Oh wow. I absolutely LOVE this! Very nice job.
CD (Camille) Swanson 02/12/12
Absolutely beautiful. This poem is outstanding in so many areas. To mention a few - I loved how it flowed so effortlessly. I loved the meaning behind the entire piece. I loved the descriptive words and metaphors.

And, finally the conclusion was "astonishingly powerful" I loved this.

Great job. God Bless~
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/12/12
Oh I like this. I also have wondered how people can't see the obvious. It reminded me a tad of the song What a Wonderful World. Nice job.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/16/12
Congratulations for ranking 13th in level 4 and 15th overall!