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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Donít Look Back (04/19/12)

TITLE: Free At Last
By Charla Diehl
04/25/12


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Christ came to bring His children peace
Dear friend, I petition for your release
From agony that persists in haunting--
Stealing your joy with Evilís taunting

Redemptionís purpose--to nullify
Those days you spent in deserts dry
Were you aware of what you were doing
When you then succumbed to worldly wooing

Oh yes, you said and then admit
You wanted fun that wouldnít quit
But then, the price--each consequence
Came rippling back with stark offense

The clanging of the cold, steel doors
And the dank cement of prison floors
Replay again in your tortured mind
Torment and shame--old foes you find

Dear God, remove these angst-filled waves
Of memories that drown--hold her enslaved
To bad decisions, youth thatís spent
And poisons her heart with discontent

Today my friend, please hear anew
God has forgiven, now so must you
He keeps no record of past mistakes
His love is free, itís yours to take

Sudden peace rests upon her face
She nods and smiles, accepts His grace
So much precious timeís been wasted
But now His love Iíve finally tasted

Iíll look ahead with eyes on Him
Hope fills my soul beyond its brim
Such wondrous joy Iíve never known
He calls me child--I am His own

In giddy laughter my friend explains
Your prayers severed me from rotting pain
Iím free from guilt, she swirls with glee
No looking back--Heís rescued me


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Catherine Maher04/26/12
Excellent poem..Thank God Almighty, Free At Last. Glad for our salvation.
CD Swanson 04/28/12
Loved this emotional feel good poem...God is our freedom and how great is His love? Thank you.

GOd Bless~
Margaret Kearley 05/01/12
A lovely poem expressing wonderful truth.