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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Lock (03/06/06)

TITLE: Seal of Sorrow
By Sharon Singley
03/10/06


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In darkness I wait.

A voice screams from somewhere in time.

Locked within, I struggle to break free. Oh, that these chains would melt!

Where, oh death, is thy release?
Where, oh grave, is thy sanctuary?

My soul, my poor tattered soul, it rots like the carcass that was once its captor, the cocoon that was once all that I knew, all that was me.

Wails of anguish surround me. I am drowning in a pool of fire, in a torrent of madness.

I beg for mercy! I cry out for clemency!

If only to be granted sweet ignorance, to be granted the privilege of annihilation. No longer to feel, to think, to hear, and please, no longer to remember.

The memories, they torment me. The remembrance of the precise moment, the exact time, when I scoffed and turned away. The moment when I made the choice.

And that final moment when I faced the One whom I had denied.

I am haunted by this, the memory that repeats until lunacy prevails, the instant when I knew that I had been wrong, yet the realization came too late.

I moaned in regret and horror. I begged and pleaded, yet He turned away, uttering words that seemed to cause Him more pain to say than for me to hear. Hated words, but nevertheless deserved.

I knew you not.

The end of hope

The dawn of bondage

The prison locked.

The seal upon my soul


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Amy Michelle Wiley 03/14/06
Well done. May that those who still have time take heed.
Pat Guy 03/14/06
Deep insights into the anquish of hopelessness and the forever of suffering. Well written, easy flow interesting format. Excellent! Loved this!
Marilyn Schnepp 03/16/06
Very dramatic piece of work AND comes from the Bible. I would have loved to have a Scripture Reference- to remind myself of this text... My only suggestion; otherwise a brilliant and nightmarish read...but true. Well done!
Jessica Schmit03/16/06
Wow. What a poetic, moving piece. Incredible job!
Helen Paynter03/17/06
Really powerful writing - should inspire us to more eangelism. Thank you.
Cassie Memmer03/19/06
Very well done. Such pain for the lost soul. If each only knew it before it was too late. Haunting.
Beth Muehlhausen04/14/06
Excellent choice of words - not one is wasted. Direct and gripping and convicting. Can't we all think of someone who would be the perfect audience for this message!!!! It strikes terror and yet moves me to want to act on the behalf of hope in Christ. A magnificent piece!