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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: rain (10/17/05)

TITLE: Rain from Heaven, Pour Over Me
By Donna J. Shepherd
10/24/05


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Rain from Heaven, Pour Over Me

Oh, Lord,
I long to drink of Your healing rain.
My soul lies battered and parched
from the dryness
of an arid earth that drains life
from me.
I raise my face toward You –
my mouth and spirit
open
ready to receive a cleansing,
a restoration,
only You can pour out.

As a sparrow, helpless and hungry
waits for sustenance from her mother,
I wait in expectation
for You to fill me
to overflowing.

I cry out to You
in praise and thanksgiving,
trusting Your faithfulness
to supply my every need,
and know only You
can quench this awful thirst.

My spirit trembles
with awe.

My body quakes
in anticipation.

Then like a spring shower brings life and hope
after winter desolation,
Your blessings cascade
over my thirsty soul.

Warm waters cleanse within,
healing flows into the deep,
and my soul hungrily,
greedily
drinks.

Ahhh…….


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Member Comments
Member Date
Mary Alice Bowles10/25/05
Great work! I love this poem! Poetry is my favorite!!
E Key10/26/05
Trusting. Excellent way to show our trust.
Nina Phillips10/27/05
I enjoy reading the flow of poetry from the heart. Nice work! God bless ya, littlelight
Sally Hanan10/28/05
Great line - As a sparrow, helpless and hungry waits for sustenance from her mother, I wait in expectation
dub W10/31/05
Very good use of free verse technique. I liked the open form. Walt Whitman would be proud.
Donna J. Shepherd10/31/05
A BIG thank you to all who read my prose and then took the time to comment. This was something different for me, and I'm blessed if it touched even one heart. God bless you. - Donna
Deborah Porter 11/01/05
Donna, I'm just poppping in to let you know that you did very well in the Rain Challenge, ranking 18th out of 147 entries. That's extremely good. Well done. With love, Deb (Challenge Coordinator)
Donna J. Shepherd11/02/05
Deb, that is indeed good news. I'm blessed!

And Dub - what a flattering comment. I don't take your crit lightly, and I thank you!