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

TITLE: The in between
By Ellen Carr
01/09/14


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When twilight shines its dimming light
and houses start their gleaming,
as the sun sinks westward and the night
heads us towards our dreaming,
the melancholy gloam descends
and shapes of menace darkly loom,
where air begins and solid ends
bewildered in the evening gloom.

The twilight is a restless time
of in between and not quite there,
from daylight's light and daylight's prime
to darkness' hold and darkness' lair.
Unsettling time when thoughts of home
tug our hearts and make us yearn
for settled hearth, no need to roam,
for warmth of fire and embers' burn.

It is the time when cold sets in,
when homeward is the only way.
This is a time for kith and kin,
time not to go, but time to stay.
As darkness fills the window panes,
and dinner scents are in the air,
when little outside light remains
our cosy refuge place is there.

The world is in the in between
awaiting its renewal,
to Kingdom fullness, yet unseen,
more perfect than a precious jewel.
Though we've been made a new creation,
been redeemed, absolved of debt,
in the now of our salvation
we wait the glory of “Not Yet”.

When darkness will be banished
and His presence lights the earth,
the twilights will have vanished,
fulfilment comes of our rebirth.
That day will never have an end,
and restlessness will be no more.
Home and haven He'll transcend
with peace like never known before.


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Verna Cole Mitchell 01/09/14
Concluding the reading of this lovely poem, my heart says, "Amen and amen."
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.
Francy Judge 01/11/14
I love how you connected twilight to the time before Jesus returns. Great job on this!
CD Swanson 01/11/14
Beautifully said and written.

God bless~
Linda Goergen01/11/14
Absolutely beautiful! You wove the vision and message of “end of day” and “end of days” seamlessly in this outstanding poem! Loved it!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 01/11/14
Wow what a splendid analogy. You really grabbed hold of me with this stunning piece.
CD Swanson 01/16/14
Congratulations!

God bless~
Margaret Kearley 01/16/14
This is just beautiful Ellen and many congratulations. Your rhymes and word choices are so and I love the thought that 'twilight is a restless time
of in between and not quite there,'
There are so many wonderful truths in there to savour though and I want to read again to dwell on them. Thank you for this.
Judith Gayle Smith01/16/14
This is breathtaking. Twilight time has always melted me, and you just secured it within my heart.

Thank you for the wonder . . .
Congratulations!
Hugs in, through and because of Him. KJV Hebrews 10:26-31
Judi
Charla Diehl 01/17/14
Your message is beautifully executed through the crafting of your words. Really, really enjoyed every thought you penned. Congrats on 4th place EC win.
Bea Edwards 01/19/14
Fabulous comparisons which directed me towards the ultimate conclusion. Wonderfully executed piece!