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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Tie (02/28/13)

TITLE: Resurrection Morning
By Melanie Kerr
03/07/13


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I thought the colour and sound
The texture and taste of the world
Would be less
Vibrant

I thought the sun would crawl above the horizon
Dressed in mourning robes
Yet she strides in radiant garments
Burning bright

I thought there would be silence
But the wind chases a melody through the trees
Birds chatter and sing
In noisy celebration

I thought this morning would be different
Because You are not here
Fridayís horror
Changed everything

How can the world be as it was?
Creation cast out The Creator
And silenced the Word that
Nourished all

But the world isnít as it was
The fragrance of Eden
Before she fell
Is in the air

The chord of sin and death
That binds creation
And ties her into the cycle of decay
Has been severed

Nature sees the promise kept
She stands on tiptoe
Holds her breath and waits
For man to wake

Edenís crimes are forgiven
God sweeps away whatís broken
And invites me to step into
Something new


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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 03/07/13
This poem has such depth to it. It amazes me how you can arrange the words just right. I wondered if I might be missing something with the word chord or if it was a typo for cord. Either way it reminds me how God uses poems to speak to different people in different ways. I may not catch everything, but I get what God needs me to understand and it takes great talent to write in this way. Good job.
Yvonne Blake 03/12/13
Breathtaking beautiful! What great imagery of the contrasts of that morning! Great writing!
Alicia Renkema03/12/13
This is absolutely lovely, exquisite - nature standing on tiptoe to see what the Son of God has done; redemption oh how sweet. This is a perfect example of a poem, yes a poem, (not prose, and I am writing this before looking at anyone else's comments) standing as just that with no rhyme scheme. The classic poets of old did it all the time. I was taught both kinds of poetry in my Creative Writing class in college where I double majored in English and Religious Ed. This is so something that I wish I had written, but the word says we aren't supposed to be envious of one another. To God be the glory, great things He has done through you. Love it... Many blessings as you continue writing many more worshipful poems such as this one.
Alicia Renkema03/12/13
The words you chose present their own rhyme as they swing you from one verse to the next ever so effortlessly. What a pleasure to read and re-read.
Judith Gayle Smith03/13/13
So exquisitely poignant . . .
Bonnie Bowden03/13/13
Simply breathtaking! I added it to my favorites. I hope you're an MC winner.
Bea Edwards 03/13/13
Beautiful and profound reminder of the basis of our faith!
Christina Banks 03/14/13
Beautiful poem. Praise God that the chains of death have been broken. Congratulations on your EC!
Alicia Renkema03/14/13
I am so glad this lovely gem won an EC. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at FW. What glory this gives to our King and it is good news for us too!
Charla Diehl 03/20/13
This beautiful and timely piece speaks volumes of the Easter story. You are truly gifted with choosing just a few words and skillfully painting them into vivid images. So glad this made the EC list.