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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Singing (10/31/05)

TITLE: Poetry on key
By dub W


Sonnet 8

Singing the songs of our savior Jesus
Lifting our voices to give Him our all
Praying in song his grace is before us
Crying for mercy amid sinful fall
From heaven God sent us his only son
A Shepard, a servant, his grace to rule
A King from above to serve everyone
To die for our sins, the brave and the fool
He came to earth to be the Prince of Peace
And heal the sick in body and spirit
His love so perfect and will never cease
Forgiving the faithful though those not fit
Singing His praises all the day through
Singing to Jesus, our life now anew


Choirs singing still
Singing of the Father’s love
So freely given

His Song (free verse)

Hear His song. I
Singing with joy. I

Lift hands. I
Cry mercy. I

Sing sin. I
Find hope. I

Praise God. I
Find Peace.

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Lucian Thompson11/07/05
I wish I knew a tone to put this to. Sounds like a good song.
Mtheto Hara11/07/05
The poetry is certainly on key, love the sonnet, appreciate the haiku and the free verse ,well that just tops it all and gives it a heavenly finishing.
This is really good and you are a blessing to poetic creations.God bless you and keep this lovely art coming.
Brandi Roberts11/09/05
A very different style for you this time, but it worked realllly well. I think you did an awesome job on all three.
Jan Ackerson 11/09/05
I like it! It's fun to work with new forms, I've discovered. I especially like your free verse. *shepherd*
Pat Guy 11/09/05
The composition of this variety made it a joy to read. Loved how it was set up and how it flowed. I enjoyed this very much.
Anita Neuman11/09/05
Ah, you've done well trying a new genre. Definitely "on key".
Shari Armstrong 11/09/05
Nice selection of poetry - nice images.
Linda Watson Owen11/09/05
What a treat to see you stepping into poetry for the challenge! Very lyrical and inspiring!
Amy Michelle Wiley 11/09/05
Ha! No fair--you entered three! LOL I enjoyed them, well done!
Denise Stanford11/10/05
I loved the other two but the free verse is so fresh and direct. There must be a current tune to use with it...could almost hear it....'I
Lift hands. I
Cry mercy.' Beautiful
Jan Ackerson 11/11/05
I knew there was something about your free verse that really resonated, and then today I came upon "We Real Cool" by Gwendolyn Brooks, which I have taught in the past. You two were really on the same wavelength...find the poem, you'll be amused. Again, great job!
Julianne Jones11/11/05
What is a 'Shepard'?! Can't decide which one I enjoyed most so will just say "Well done". They were beautiful.
Val Clark11/12/05
Hi Dub, love the sonnet in particular. There goes your excuse about not commenting on poetry! (Though I have noticed yo do.) BTW is that a typo in the 12 line? Yeggy
Helen Harris11/17/05
Excellent Praise/ Worship song to lift up voices to Sing!
I Love these lines “Singing the songs of our savior Jesus
Lifting our voices to give Him our all
Praying in song his grace is before us
Crying for mercy amid sinful fall” The Haiku, I am so singing in Glee! “Singing of the Father’s love
So freely given” “Hear His song. I
Singing with joy.” A Beautiful Write! Thanks for sharing and God Bless, Helen
Nina Phillips12/08/05
That is personally my favorite style of poetry altogether. Makes it so much personal, and altogether uniquely yours.
LOVELY..bravo! God bless ya,