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

TITLE: God's Song
By Linda Watson Owen


In Holy silence marvel at the Sacred Wind.
Behold Godís Spirit seeking hearts inclined to Him.
Jehovah sings while moving over seas and lands,
unhindered by the hands of time or might of man.

A widow bends in sorrow with griefís deep despair.
No words can voice the anguish that she cannot bear.
The Spirit of her Lord comes in and brings release.
The gift of song for her is sobs before the peace.

A father hovers over this his newborn son.
With speechless wonder in his heart, heís overcome.
The Spirit gifts him with a song of priceless love
that vows to teach his son the ways of God above.

A pastor prays to find the way to reach lost souls.
Frustration builds and chokes the joy this one should know.
The Holy Spirit sings into the pastorís tears
reminding that the reaper is our God Who hears.

A business leader wrestles with integrity.
There is a way to hide the wrong. No one will see.
The Spirit comes and plants the song conviction sings,
and lifts the leaderís eyes and heart to Godly things.

A man and woman find the love theyíve waited for.
With hearts in boundless hope they vow as spirits soar.
Exchanging rings and future days, they now are one.
The Holy Spiritís gift to them is endless song.

A young man sways before the choice to take a life.
In anger he rejects the God who calms all strife.
Only moments separate him from his hell.
And then the Spirit sings salvationís song so well.

A little child greets morning with glad eyes and feet.
Sparkling in the light of day, her heartís complete.
Laughter is the song the Spirit gives her here,
a song filled with a heavenly hope and angel cheer.

In countless places, countless times, Godís Spirit nears
with songs in days of joy, songs in days of tears.
Godís promise never weakens. He comes to impart
the music of Himself in every searching heart.

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Lucian Thompson11/07/05
What a delightful poem. Flows so easy with a great message.
Jan Ackerson 11/09/05
Absolutely beautiful--rhyme, rhythm, meter all perfect, and the message so edifying. Thanks for this excellent poem!
Brandi Roberts11/09/05
Beautiful! I loved this! Thanks for sharing!
Laurie Glass 11/09/05
So well written with a great message. It's obvious you worked hard on this one. Very nice.
Lori Othouse 11/10/05
Yes, very beautiful. And thought-provoking as well. Excellent job!
Shari Armstrong 11/10/05
Anita Neuman11/10/05
Well, this is what I get for being tardy in my reading - everybody's already said what I wanted to say! But they are right - your poem is SO beautiful!!!
Pat Guy 11/10/05
Oh Wow Linda...my favorite is the first stanza, and then it just flows through the Spirit and sweeps you away! Wow!
Julianne Jones11/11/05
When I read a piece like this it makes me envious that I can't write poetry! LOL. A beautiful piece, well written and inspiring.
Shannon Redmon11/12/05
Okay, okay I usually skip the poetry if it doesn't grab me in the first stanza but this one I loved!
Suzanne R11/12/05
This is just magnificent! All of it but I especially loved the verse, "A pastor prays to find the way to reach lost souls. Frustration builds and chokes the joy this one should know.
The Holy Spirit sings into the pastorís tears
reminding that the reaper is our God Who hears."

Are you sure you didn't peek at my journal? Not that I'm a pastor.

Well done - this is very touching to many different readers. May God use it to do so.
Val Clark11/12/05
Beautiful work, Linda. The heart of each character is peeled open and God's work is revealed. Excellent. Thanks. Yeggy