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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: The Deep End (03/06/14)

TITLE: Going Deeper
By Ellen Carr
03/12/14


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Jesus walks on water
and he calls me out
to where my feet can't touch the ground.

Out past the familiar,
in the shallow zone,
to where the water moves and swirls.

I'm treading water deep,
I'm thrashing round.
I've lost my grip and my control.

My mind is tumbling, rumbling,
my heart is grasping, gasping,
my stomach's churning, turning.

His hand's stretched out to me.
He's standing firm.
His gentle voice says "Come".

Beyond theory and theology,
I know the possibility,
the power of his divinity.

I'm concentrating, hesitating
I'm stalling, falling,
I'm thinking, sinking,

He gently takes my hand,
buoys me up,
gives me breath and hope.

I'm walking at his side,
defying darkest depths,
in deepest, direst seas of life.

I'm with the one who made the seas,
who stirs the storms,
who calms my struggling soul.

He stills my raging storms,
quiets my soul,
leads me out to deeper things.


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Beth LaBuff 03/18/14
You've employed many poetic elements in this amazing poem. It has a magical quality that dances in the mind. Love this!
Laury Hubrich 03/19/14
I've been there - done this. Love your poem! If Beth says it's written well - then it's written well! All I know is - I enjoyed reading it and could relate. Well done!
Wendy B McLain 03/20/14
Great poetry. Marvelous message. Congratulations on the EC win.

God bless~
Judy Sauer 03/20/14
Congratulations on Editor's Choice 7th place. Quite an accomplishment.
Bea Edwards 03/23/14
Your first line reminded me immediately of a lovely new Hillsong 'Oceans.' It began to play in my head as I finished your lovely poem-

He calls me out upon the water...
CD Swanson 04/03/14
God Bless~