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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Savory to the Taste (07/26/12)

TITLE: Swallowing the Stars
By Loren T. Lowery
07/31/12


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Sweet nectar hid
Within the flower
The feast inside the bloom.
Godís provision
Afforded there
His fragrant banquet room.

Do we forswear
The same for man -
His Mortal wingless soul?
Succored only
By toiling hands
In vain to make him whole?

The bounty of
The earth and sea
The offerings of the skies
Earthly creatures
Both great and small
Made one - by needful cries

Beyond manís tongue
Godís put in place
A craving for the stars Ė
Above his reach
Outside his grasp
Gifts swallowed from afar

Immortal souls
Of Godís design
Made by His Loving hands
Instilled in us
Our appetites
Beyond our earthly lands

On certain verge
Of dust to dust
What need of mortal things?
Urns of decay?
Nay hearts fulfilled -
Pure joy borne upon wings

Of faith and dreams
Of trust and hope
Godís gifts redeemed by Scars.
Awaits all men
Their just rewards
For swallowing the stars.


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Verna Cole Mitchell 08/02/12
Powerful inspiratation in poetry. Your word choices and your message are wonderful!
Noel Mitaxa 08/02/12
Very descriptive and very inviting.
CD Swanson 08/03/12
Beauty in words here I am! Wonderful and powerful poem. I loved the entire mesmerizing piece. Thank you.

God bless~
Charla Diehl 08/03/12
So much said in so few words--great job! Rhyme and meter: A+
Myrna Noyes08/05/12
Wonderfully written poem with a powerful message at the heart of the amazing imagery!
Myrna Noyes08/05/12
I'm not surprised this is yours, Loren! The descriptions are so rich! :)
Ellen Carr 08/06/12
Lovely descrptive language and a creative take on the topic. Well done.
Laura Manley08/06/12
I do write poetry; but I do not write poetry in rhyme. Your entry is exactly why I don't. I don't have the talent to write a poem such as this one and give it the justice it deserves. In my humble opinion, your entry was rhythmically perfect! It had so much to say in the body of this message. I'm just in awe of your talent. Excellent job!
lynn gipson 08/06/12
I can only pray that someday I will write poetry like that. Stunning! I loved this. and thank you so much for these beautiful words.

God BLess
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 08/07/12
This is beautiful and quite thought provoking. I can close my eyes and hear God's voice in your words.
Danielle King 08/08/12
So few words yet such a powerful poem. Excellent!
Myrna Noyes08/09/12
Loren, your story may not have made the official top ten, but I just want to let you know that it was one of my personal top ten favorites! :) Your title was my favorite title, too!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 08/09/12
Congratulations for ranking 19 overall!