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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Great (07/06/06)

TITLE: Silence Reigned But A Moment
By Jesus Puppy
07/08/06


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Title: Silence Reigned But A Moment

Silence flowed over the world for a moment,
Though it seemed to last for eternity.
The sounds of battle raged,
The falling of bombs shook the earth,
In explosions that blackened the air,
With smoke and falling ash.
Then in a roar like thunder,
Ripping across the heavens,
A mighty chorus of horns rang out,
The final trumpet’s call.
At last the day had come,
The great and mighty day of the Lord.

All of creation stood still for a heart beat,
As the skies opened to reveal,
The multitude of God's great army,
Coming in force to do battle,
With the enemies of Peace, Love, and Justice.
Down shall fall Chaos in the flames of His wrath,
Torment and Oppression cast aside,
Like dried stocks before the storm.
Malice, cut away in the flashing of His sword.
Lust, Greed, and Envy, trodden underfoot,
Like the rotted grape of a withered vine.
Each cast into the pit, fuel for the eternal flame.

The world paused for a time uncounted,
Silent but for the anguished pleas,
From the followers of the Enemy.
The Lord stood firm, sword raised for attention,
Calling for a greater silence to come.
Warnings were given throughout time,
Yet they did not heed His word.
Judgment was laid from the beginning,
And now the time was at hand.
Tears slowly flowing, He too turns away,
And the fire falls from the heavens
Like rain on a barren land.

From the East to the West
All things are burnt away.
In the twinkling of an eye,
A single thought to sorrow,
As the gates of the pit are opened wide,
To receive the fallen for eternity.
Silence reigned but a moment,
With the coming of the Lord's great day.
Then the sound was broken,
With the cheering of the martyred saints.
The heavens rang with songs of praise
As the angels join in chorus,
With the blessed children of the King.

Hunger and Want are set aside,
Sorrow and Pain shall be no more,
As each child's tears are relieved.
The feast is laid at the table,
And we drink the wine anew.
Songs and dance to the Lord our King,
As eternity's day begins.
His glory out shines the heavens,
For His love to us had no end.
Like children we play in the garden,
As Man was first meant to live.


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Note: I had thought not to enter, for when I think of the word “Great,” all that comes to mind is that day. Evil shall be no more, and the Lord shall reign eternal, in a blessed land of peace. As we must live now in this world, fulfilling the will of our Lord, in seeking the souls of the lost, who am I to think only of that day yet to come. That great day of God's Judgment.


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david grant07/13/06
Amen! Nice message.
Sharlyn Guthrie07/13/06
What a great day it will be! Thanks for the vivid reminder.
Brenda Craig07/13/06
A Psalm of reckoning, a Psalm of hope, a Psalm to encourage us in sharing with the lost, and a Psalm of promise. A well done realistic reminder.
Until that day....
Dolores Stohler07/14/06
Marvelous! I'm saving your poem to read again & again. It is absolutely precious.
Mary Alice Bowles07/14/06
Even though I've never met you, you make me want to meet you on that great morning.
I'll meet you in the morning over there!
George Parler 07/15/06
Nice flow with a great message. Good job.
Rita Garcia07/17/06
WOW! You painted a vivid picture! Great writing!
Edy T Johnson 07/17/06
I am especially drawn to the picture you paint of the destruction of the real enemies of God's creation:
"...Down shall fall Chaos in the flames of His wrath, Torment and Oppression cast aside, Like dried stocks before the storm.
Malice, cut away in the flashing of His sword.
Lust, Greed, and Envy, trodden underfoot,
Like the rotted grape of a withered vine...."
To me, these are the "tares" sown in the hearts of humanity that the angels will collect for the burning. I like you way with words.
Donna Haug07/17/06
I agree with Edy. Joy for the saved, death and dispair for those who chose to deny him ... but the ultimate end for sin and all the pain and suffering that it brings. He is the victor. Amen!
Rachel Burkum07/18/06
Double wow to you. I got chills halfway through. The pictures and sounds were vivid in my mind as I read. Great piece of writing.
Jan Ackerson 07/18/06
Very vivid and exhilarating writing!
Sandra Petersen 07/18/06
This 'last days' poetic reminder should make us realize how soon the time may be, and how fierce the power of His wrath against those who hated Him. And yet, as you wrote, He will turn from those who refused Him with tears. "Tears slowly flowing, He too turns away, And the fire falls from the heavens Like rain on a barren land." These words gave me chills!

Lord, I pray we heed the message!
Valora Otis07/19/06
This was very well written and a blessing for all who read it. It is truly Great!
Lisa Vest07/20/06
Hey Pup, I didn't see ANY typos! LOL. But seriously, this is awesome, you packed a lot of vivid images and truths into a short space. It flowed well and I especially loved the way you ended it. I love your similies.."like withered grapes"..etc. Very "great" job!