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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Inner Strength (04/20/06)

TITLE: Dancing with the Author of the Ages
By Linda Watson Owen


Iím dancing with the Author of the Ages
as hand in hand His Music fills my soul.
Dancing with the Author of the Ages,
I let Him lead. Weíre safe in His control.

We waltz through days of sunshine and sweet breezes,
drawing closer when soft shadows creep,
and when I stumble in the dark of midnight
He gently lifts and guides my trembling feet.

He leads me into morningís joyful rhythm.
With intricate and quickening steps we glide.
I feel the strength in learning every pattern.
What wonderment that I am by His side!

At times in turns I cannot feel Him leading.
I know Heís showing me how to be strong.
Itís then I trust all that I have been learning
and faithfully keep dancing to His Song.

Iím dancing with the Author of the Ages.
Heís teaching me each step as we go on.
And one day when my life on earth is ending,
Heíll hold me close and dance me safely home.

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Helen Paynter04/27/06
What a wonderful line:
'dancing with the Author of the Ages'. Beautiful poem.
Anita Neuman04/27/06
Beautiful work! I especially love this line: "Heíll hold me close and dance me safely home." What a wonderful image.
Maxx .04/27/06
Very touching poem. Nice images throughout. Really liked the concept. Since this is Masters, I will pick a little. I lost the rhythm at places and the structure was ever changing. But it didn't feel like free verse ... so I had just a bit of struggle there. None of that takes away from the wonderful image of dancing with God.. the Author of the Ages. Well done!
Melanie Kerr 04/28/06
Lovely poem. The rhyme and metre were kept up throughout. Last line of the first verse you switched from "I" to "We" in one line. The other "we"s fitted but I thought the first one should have stayed as an "I".
Marilyn Schnepp 04/28/06
What a delightful poem - I loved it! Not much about the topic of inner strength, but the words..."Dancing with the Author of the Ages"...are so creative, and immediately drew me in. Great gift!
Purity Snowe04/29/06
What a pretty thought! Dancing! Not sure about inner strength here, but great writing!
Suzanne R04/29/06
The imagery is beautiful. Well done.
Laurie Glass04/30/06
I like how you wove the topic of inner strength into this poem without knocking us over the head with it. The second stanza is my favorite. Reading it gives me peace as well as faith in His strength.
Jan Ackerson 05/01/06
This is wonderful! The imagery is lovely, and the rhythm is exactly right for a poem about dancing. I tripped a bit on the meter in the 4th stanza, but this poem has so much going for it that it matters not one whit. I just love it.
Jean Elizabeth 05/01/06
What a beautiful illustration of the personal relationship we can have with the Lord. Very well done!
Dr. Sharon Schuetz05/01/06
Good message. I enjoyed reading it.
Pat Guy 05/01/06
A beautiful image of Grace along the flow of life. Wow!
Lynda Lee Schab 05/02/06
This was a beautiful poem - great flow, terrific message. Well-crafted piece - short on words but tall on creativity. Great work!