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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Endless (01/09/14)

TITLE: On and On
By Colin Swann
01/14/14


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On and on, His love goes on,
reaching well beyond the shield barrier of time.
It stretches farther than just thoughts of man,
but into the eternal ethereal love of all He owns.
Yet, we shrunken beings feed from His outstretched hand,
and grow fat through the fruitful bounty of His loving heart,
of which man is so blatantly undeserving.

On and on, His grace goes on,
it races forever past the unrealistic views of a stingy God,
and well into the arena of a questioning heart.
It goes well beyond the filling of an empty pot,
and breaks into the the stricken famine of the fearing heart
and fills it with His bountiful riches;
for it to feast forever on His kindness.

On and on, His righteousness goes on,
the oceanic spread of all His worthy and thoughtful deeds,
which permeate even into a darkened sin-filled world,
to bring equilibrium and permanency.
Everlasting justice and a gracious hand toward humanity
caused a Beloved one to be stripped and garbed in ragged robes,
and die a sinner's death.

On and on, His goodness goes on,
far outweighing the dearth of worth that rests in a wicked world.
All the gold and silver deeds proceed from the only pure heart,
that goodness swamps the repentant soul
and transfers the very heart of God into the hands of man.
What a Good Benevolent Being who forever oozes oil
onto a parched and arid land.

On and on, His holiness goes on,
burning like fire and burnished like polished bronze.
A flying arrow speeding forever, never to wane in its fight
and striking a fear to look at such brightness of face,
whose glory must be shielded to protect the lower race.
His bigness did not swat a miserable mankind
but gave us the Seeker –we lost ones to find.


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Graham Insley 01/18/14
There were lots of great lines in this poem, but I thought the last one took the cake.

I really enjoyed the "one and on" approach too. A great read that is worth going over quite a few times as a devotional.
lynn gipson 01/18/14
He forever goes on oozing oil on parched soil is a thought that comforts and inspires.

This is an excellent poem that speaks of all His promises and glory. Absolutely divine!
Lillian Rhoades 01/18/14
Perfect title for the topic!
Lillian Rhoades 01/18/14
Perfect title for the topic!

While some of your word choices made me pause, I loved your emphasis on the never-ending attributes of God.
Noel Mitaxa 01/19/14
Inspiring material that opens our eyes to God's greatness, without trashing mankind's value with an "I am a worm" emphasis, but draws out God's grace as he searches us out. Well done.
LaVonne Wood01/19/14
Love, grace, righteousness, holiness - that covers just about everything in one beautiful poem. I also like the one and on in each verse.

Blessings, LaVonne
Jim McWhinnie 01/19/14
Love the refrain with variation that begins each stanza.

Remarkable word choices -- quite vivid.

Enjoyed!
Judith Gayle Smith01/20/14
So descriptive of His grace. A wonderful read. Thank you.
Linda Goergen01/22/14
Love how you have given vision to God’s eternal attributes. Well done.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 01/25/14
Congratulations on ranking 21 overall!
Gracie Compere02/10/14
"Of which man is so blatantly undeserving..." That's a great line and so true. I look at the depravity of our world, consider His continuous Grace and am amazed and humbled that He's even still mindful of us.