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

TITLE: Keeping Her Treasure Safe
By Melanie Kerr
06/14/12


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She has no
jewellery box
to keep her treasures
safe

Earrings and broaches
necklaces and rings
are left, abandoned
on the dressing room table
beside the computer
or on the bedside cabinet

She has a collection
of small boxes
various shapes and sizes
from jewellers about town
Stamped with logos
some empty
some not

No box to keep them
or guard them
They’re never stolen
but often lost

She knows
these things are just
baubles
Not real treasure at all

She has
a hundred notebooks
Truths gleaned
from a thousand and more
daily encounters
with the Living God
Treasure stored
and poured over
She drinks deeply of
the well that never runs dry

She makes her heart
the treasure house
of His truth
and guards it jealously
She watches over His words
and never lets them out of her sight

When temptation
and trial and
tribulations
set up their siege towers
against her heart
she stands her ground
For His words
are life to her spirit
and health to her body
These she will not surrender

So she guards
her heart
and adds to its treasure
daily


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Deborah Engle 06/16/12
Wise woman, here. My own heart tells me to do the same things, but the story of my life testifies how far short I come.

Nice poem.
Allison Egley 06/18/12
This is great. It almost feels like a modern re-telling of some of the women of the Bible.
Verna Cole Mitchell 06/19/12
Perfect poem for "Where your heart is. . ."
CD Swanson 06/20/12
Lovely poem with such a beautiful flow. Thank you.

God bless~
Lori Othouse 06/20/12
I really liked this, great message. The beginning, I have to admit, sounds so much like me. I pray that I can say that about the ending as well!
Laura Manley06/22/12
I loved the message you had in this free verse poem. It spoke to me deeply. Your words enveloped me as I read many truths of our relationship with the Lord. Nicely done!
Connie K Cameron07/15/12
This is beautiful!