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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Right and Left (07/31/14)

TITLE: Blessings, Right and Left
By Verna Cole Mitchell
08/06/14


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Night, once hidden behind dayís curtain,
Brings moonlight, hazy auras to glow
Between the blinds at my bedroom window.
Iím drifting adrowse with dreams interrupted
And thoughts unwelcome clamoring.
Elusive sleep hides beneath the influx
Of troubling news stories that replay in my mind.
Amid all these concerns, a sudden awareness
Of blessings, right and left, wraps around me.
In the dim light, I see beside me
The rounded shoulder of my life mate,
And Iím reminded how, with His Word,
God has guarded and guided us together
And gifted us with children and grandchildren.
In my blanket of blessings, I reflect on
Marvels of creation, coast to mountaintop,
Freedoms in my native land,
Daily provision and comforts of life to enjoy,
And most of all, Godís love in every circumstance.
I pray with thankfulness for Godís goodness
And give petition for His help in every problem.
I ask Him to make me an ambassador of His peace.
Then, secure in the all-sufficiency of Almighty God,
I sleep.


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Margaret Kearley 08/08/14
Oh this is great, real good soul-food. I am tempted to print it out and keep it at the bedside to read by torchlight in any 'night-awake-hours'. A lovely poem, written straight from the heart, to the heart. Thankyou.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 08/09/14
What beautiful pictures you paint with your words. This touches my heart.
Camille (C D) Swanson 08/09/14
Your poem reflects His light as you write with love to His glory.

Lovely and beautiful in every aspect.

God bless~
Judith Gayle Smith08/12/14
So much in so few words. This is exquisitely penned. Thank you for your heart.
Phillip Cimei 08/12/14
I have not spent much time reading poetry. I don't know why. I don't understand them I guess.

Yours opened my eyes.

Wonderful pictures created with your timeless words.

Great job.

Thank you. I will read more poetry, especially yours if you write more.

email me so I can look up some of your other work.
Bea Edwards 08/13/14
What a delightful and lovingly crafted reminder to cast our cares at His feet and remember all His blessings to sweeten our sleep.
You are a master poetess.
Ann Grover08/13/14
You have woven a beautiful tapestry of images. Lovely, and thank you for the timeless reminder.
Rachel Barrett08/13/14
Beautiful. It reads like a nighttime breeze coming through the open window.
Beth LaBuff 08/14/14
Masterful in imagery and word choices. I love the metaphor of day's curtain. I'm so pleased to see this with and Editor's Choice award. Congrats, Verna! <3
Danielle King 08/14/14
A delightful poem. Few words but a powerful message. Congratulations.
Margaret Kearley 08/14/14
Many congrats Verna. Am so thrilled this lovely piece won an EC
Judith Gayle Smith08/14/14
Well deserved!
Hugs! Congratulations!
Leola Ogle 08/14/14
So beautiful. I love this and it could be my heart's cry too. Great job, Verna, and congratulations!