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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Encouragement (02/23/12)

TITLE: Encouragement Is..
By Lillian Rhoades
02/29/12


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Encouragement Is..


Encouragement is
The wind that whistles in my ear,
And lets me know He hears
My whispered cry.

The message of a butterfly,
When song takes flight,
That He who formed his wings
Can make my heart to sing again.

Not words alone, but softest sighs,
And a heart that cries with me.
A hug, a tear, a word of cheer
When joy departs and grief remains.

Encouragement is:

The tender touch of a hand.
A squeeze that wont let go,
Until compassion flows
In an embrace that says, I know, I know.


A winter storm, and there
Among the drifts a sparrow flies
With little fare, and as I gaze
His voice reminds how much Im worth.

Some time, some place, a quiet space,
Where none can find me reading there
A word in time to meet my need,
That gives me courage to believe.

Encouragement is:

To walk beside
And hold my hand,
Or say a word so seldom heard
When eer I walk alone.

A heart that hurts with me
When Im in pain.
A helping hand
That stretches past selfs boundaries.


Some act of love that starves self-pity.
A spark that flames a brighter fire.
Much more and this
Encouragement is


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CD (Camille) Swanson 03/01/12
Simply beautiful. Nicely done. What a lovely poem.

Good job. God bless~
Donna Wilcher 03/01/12
Absolutely lovely! So very sweet, and comforting. Great ending!
Theresa Santy 03/02/12
Beautiful!
Amanda Brogan03/05/12
I loved the beautifully-timed cadence of this very encouraging poem! Especially loved:
A word in time to meet my need,
That gives me courage to believe.


Reminds me of the countless times the Lord has strengthened my hope and faith with just the right message at just the right time.

Gorgeous writing! Great for the topic.
Helen Curtis03/05/12
All I can say is thank you. I really needed to read this at this moment. Blessings, Helen.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 03/05/12
THIS IS REALLY LOVELY. I LOVED THE PICTURES YOU PAINTED AND THOUGHT IT QUITE CLEVER TO SHOW ENCOURAGEMENT IS MORE THAN JUST WORDS, (Sorry didn't realize caps was on and my shoulder is too sore to retype) At times some of the flow may have been a wee forced, but I have a hard time hearing the rhythm in the spoken word so it could just be me. I think you did a wonderful and fresh take on the topic.
Rachel Phelps03/06/12
Simply lovely images. I am rested after "hearing" these lines in my mind.
Tracy Nunes 03/08/12
I normally don't read a lot of peotry. I don't know...it's just not my thing. But, I really loved this. Like the previous commentor, I felt a sense of peace after reading it. And, in the end, isn't that what we are writing for? To draw others to the heart of God? Excellent!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 03/08/12
Congratulations for ranking 8th in Masters and 12th overall!