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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Fulfillment (04/06/06)

TITLE: It is finished
By Keith Wallis
04/08/06


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Fulfilment.

“It is finished”
though not over.
Breathing, pulsing, life extinguished
in wicked celebration,
blood, pain, tears and darkness.
The false tree’s solitary leaf fallen,
Winter’s early breath contaminating Spring,
one Lamb at the Passover table,
one Messiah at this feast.
“It is finished.”

“It is finished.”
Beyond the curtain,
in the corridor between earth and heaven,
a chasm spans the walls
no floor, no doors along this passageway,
no alternate route nor hiding room.
Here, Winter’s grabbing icy fingers reach up,
a pyroclastic engulfing tide.
Here is death,
icy, breath-burning death,
destroyer of soul,
foul bin of self-full aimlessness,
receptacle of hate.
Satan is not ruler here
but janitor for the hurt and anger
and broken heart of God
for which heaven cannot be home.

“It is finished.”
The master builder looks back
at His newly constructed
delicate latticed bridge
smiles and beckons.
Though not over,
It is finished.


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Marilyn Schnepp 04/14/06
A haunting and yet beautiful reverie of thoughts. It must be read over more than once to catch the brilliance of it's meaning. Very good, very creative and brilliant.
Jan Ackerson 04/14/06
Satan is not ruler here
but janitor for the hurt and anger
and broken heart of God
for which heaven cannot be home.


This is wonderful poetic language! Powerful piece, and a privilege to have read it.
Sharon Singley04/14/06
very beautiful. wonderfully lyrical.
Lynda Schultz 04/15/06
Extremely moving. Great writing.
Linda Germain 04/15/06
Amen.
Beth Muehlhausen04/17/06
Layers here...deserves more than one read!!