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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Guard Your Heart (06/08/12)

TITLE: Thwarting the Fiery Darts
By Colin Swann
06/09/12


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spitting venom to deal a death-like blow
i vow to shield my heart against that evil show
those hooded charms shrouding the dripping fangs
those poisonous weapons that bring death-pangs

Guard of my soul - protect my flank and rear
the silent hunter lurches near
it coils to crush the breast - deflate the breath
but my soul's Keeper foils this means of death
He sets me free - to become the one i am meant to be

then a roaring beast scents the choicest part
tender and loyal and of the sweetest heart
its final dart - to pounce and maul
is thwarted by the fighting soul
to wrestle him in strength unknown
owned only of those who face this foe

he tries deception to breach the wall
fame and fortune is this tempter's call
like a messenger from high in bright array
he calls me to venture down a better way
the cry is an offer of an easier life
free of trials and trouble and strife
but this deception falls apart - he cannot hide his evil heart

his fiercest dart aimed at the Son of Man
did start the heaven's loftiest plan
he thought he'd struck a master stroke
it was his downfall - his power broke
the Lamb too mighty for this darkest being
on that tree the enemy was seeing
the Lamb had won - His Blood becomes
the true protection of my heart


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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 06/15/12
I love this. The visual effects really flashed before my eyes. The last stanza really captured my heart.
Leola Ogle 06/15/12
Excellent poem conveying so much! A great reminder that Jesus, the Lamb, was, is, and will always be the Victor! Good job! God bless!
Genia Gilbert06/16/12
Wonderful message. It makes me aware of the problem and danger - Satan and all his ways of attack - but assured of victory by the blood of Jesus. You showed that well.
Edmond Ng 06/17/12
A nicely written piece cautioning us of the dangers and deception of the devil. Well done in bringing across the message through a poem!
CD Swanson 06/17/12
Amen! Loved the poem and the message it brought forth. God bless~
Deborah Engle 06/17/12
This had a very dramatic feel to it. I could hear accompanying music building as I progressed to the end.
Verna Cole Mitchell 06/17/12
His blood --the truest protection of my heart. I really like that!
Allison Egley 06/18/12
I love this. Especially the last stanza.
Sarah Elisabeth 06/20/12
Whew, loved the last parts..."his power broke."

Great closing line
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 06/21/12
Congratulations for ranking 7th in level three!