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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Experiment (02/16/12)

TITLE: an hypothesis considered
By Jim McWhinnie
02/22/12


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an hypothesis considered

there, by the willowed waters,
in the lazy of a soft springtime day,
in a whispered, wistful, prayerful way,
I asked the weeping willows and I asked the waiting waters,
I asked the ache deep in my soul and I even asked the very listening heart of life,
“Dare I trust the God of love,
dare I trust the God above,
dare I trust this God and all this God does say?”

there, by the willowed waters,
midst the scent of honeysuckle vines,
in a slowing, slowing moment, in an eddy in eternal time,
this question, this haunting question came to mind,
“Dare I risk to trust in God’s embrace,
dare I risk to trust in God’s life-changing grace,
dare I risk to trust in God at all?”

there, by the willowed waters,
among the dancing, dappled shades of light,
in the turning of my river, in the clearing of my sight,
I saw the choices, the fateful choices, left or right.
“Dare I trust His ways more than mine?
Dare I trust His ways,
more than mine?
Dare I trust,
His ways more than mine?”


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CD Swanson 02/24/12
A lovely and wistful poem. Thank you for this.

God Bless you~
Ruth Thoutenhoofd02/24/12
Loved your imagery and honest questions. We know the answer is a decided "yes!"
Danielle King 02/24/12
Truly beautiful poem with great imagery.
Amica Joy 02/25/12
This is a beautiful poem.
It should be printed with watercolour paintings that bring out the "atmosphere" of your beautiful writing.
I would buy several copies instantly.
Your comment in the first line has to be ommitted though.
Your poem subtly suggests an underlying experiment: LIFE, the life we live on earth - that's the experiment.
Cynthia Carter02/26/12
I loved this beautiful poem. The image of the willow was wonderful. They sink deep roots.
Allen Povenmire 02/28/12
Certainly a thought provoking piece. I read through it twice, both times in self-reflection of my own trustfulness and faith. Thank you for this piece.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/29/12
Very lovely and poignant. It tugs on my heart.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 03/03/12
Congratulations on ranking 16th overall!