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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Facepalm (05/15/14)

TITLE: Breathe a Psalm
By Maura J. Merrigan
05/22/14


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Beside the pond behind our home,
I watch the skipping of the stones;
of memories past where children roamed.
The last has flown, the last has flown.

Beneath the cedar tree I rest,
I miss the ventures of my nest.
Though some were trials and some were stressed,
The Lord still blessed, the Lord still blessed.

I reminisce of times gone by.
Did I do well, and wonder why
some mothering times had me cry.
I breathe a sigh, I breathe a sigh.

Then grandkids come, relieve the pain,
with joys anew my peace maintains.
Though many troubles still may rain,
Our hope sustains, our hope sustains.

Now our children come find their way,
back to our home they need to say:
Work is hard to find, can we stay?
Its time to pray, its time to pray.

I push by glasses off and on
rubbing my brow, keeping the calm.
I rest my head inside my palm.
and breathe a psalm, and breathe a psalm.


Authors notes: A monoletra multi stanza poem in tetrameter.


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CD Swanson 05/22/14
I have not clue about "poetic timing" I just know that I loved this. It was an excellent read.

God bless~
Judith Gayle Smith05/26/14
Praise God for His poetic grace filling your heart. This is so beautiful. Time to pray indeed. Thank you for His loveliness.
Joe Moreland05/27/14
The rhythm and pace of this is fantastic. I love how it unfolds in an almost hypnotic style.

I don't know much about the technicality of poetry, either, but I love this piece. Awesome job, in my opinion!
CD Swanson 05/29/14
Congratulations! I am beyond happy for you my friend!

God bless~
Rachel Malcolm 05/29/14
This is truly beautiful! The rhythm almost felt like breathing. Congratulations on your EC!
Margaret Kearley 05/29/14
This is an absolutely beautiful and precious poem. Very well deserving of its EC place - many congrats
Susan LeDoux05/29/14
One of the most beautiful poems I've ever read! Congratulations on your well earned win.
Bea Edwards 06/04/14
Oh this was lovely to roll though my mind and off my tongue.

Congratulations on your level win and 2nd place overall Mar!