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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Day's End (01/01/14)

TITLE: Watchman
By vincent lyons
01/08/14


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From elevated look-out place
I watch the setting sun
It disappears without a trace—
Another day is done.

All day it ruled the sky’s expanse
All functioned in its glow
But now as night the light supplants
Life’s pulse rate beats so slow.

The weary workers homeward bound
No children on the street
The busy world of sight and sound
Will soon be fast asleep.

The doors are shut, the curtains drawn
The chirping birds are still
The final rays of twilight gone
The wind though slight is chill.

Much deeper things I see conveyed;
Dark rules at day’s demise;
Could life and death be here portrayed
Before our very eyes?

So brief’s the time of our sojourn
Soon we must take our leave
Day turns to night—‘twill be our turn—
There’s sudden chill this eve!

But deeper still—what of the Son
Who conquered death’s dark night?
All those in Him when days are done
Will reign in endless light.


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Verna Cole Mitchell 01/09/14
I like how the title plays out in this well written poem.
Ellen Carr 01/09/14
I really enjoyed your poem and the parallel between day and night, and life and death, with darkness conquered by Jesus. It ends with hope.
Jan Ackerson 01/10/14
I’d love to have your input into the free writing lessons available on the FaithWriters forums. This week’s lesson is on writing devotionals, and next week will cover writing on topic for the weekly challenge. Look for it at http://www.faithwriters.com/Boards/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=67, or if you’re on Facebook, you can “like” Faithwriters Writing Lessons.
CD Swanson 01/11/14
The ending said it all.
God bless~
Sheldon Bass 01/13/14
Beautiful! Such soft lines falling gently on the ear.
Terry R A Eissfeldt 01/14/14
Awesome! Partner with amazing photos and blog this! Well done.
Linda Goergen01/15/14
An earthly Day’s end and our earthly life’s end paralleled wonderfully in this poem. Jesus takes us from the fate of endless night to endless light, loved that message! So well done!
Lynda Schultz 01/15/14
Wonderful truth well told.
CD Swanson 01/16/14
Congratulations!

God bless~
Judith Gayle Smith01/16/14
Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.

Thank you for your heart and congratulations!
Hugs in, through and because of Him. Judi
Hebrews 10:26-31 KJV
Margaret Kearley 01/17/14
What wonderful and deep truth, beautifully described. Thank you for this super poem and particularly, thankyou for the great reminders in your last verse. Many congrats.
Charla Diehl 01/17/14
Enjoyed this from start to finish--and the last two verses wrapped this up beautifully. The rhyme and meter made this creative piece flow smoothly, adding to the enjoyment of the read. Congrats on taking 9th place in the EC listing.