Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Four Ways For A Christian Writer To Win A Publishing Package HERE



The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!
The Official Writing Challenge

BACK TO
CHALLENGE
MAIN

INSTRUCTIONS

how it works
submission rules
guidelines for
choosing a level

ENTRIES

submit your entry
read current entries
read past entries
challenge winners



Our Daily Devotional HERE
Place it on your site or
receive it daily by email.





TRUST JESUS TODAY

TRY THE TEST



Share
how it works   Submit

Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: Write in the HISTORICAL genre (05/03/07)

TITLE: Issabella
By Purity Snowe
05/08/07


 LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
 SEND A PRIVATE COMMENT
 SEND ARTICLE TO A FRIEND
 ADD TO MY FAVORITES

Huddled, frightened, in the darkness,
Candles dormant on the floor,
Longing for young Issabella,
Dragged away the night before.
Dragged away the night before.

Came the soldiers, crushing forward,
Seething through the pillaged hall.
Searching for stanch Issabella
Waiting, silent, fore the fall.
Waiting, silent, fore the fall.

Bound with chains and dragged in anger,
Inquisitors stormed through the square,
Surging toward caught Issabella,
Autos de fe charred midnight air.
Autos de fe charred midnight air.

Resolute, her firm refusal.
Angered, fists raised to the sky
Sentencing sweet Issabella.
In the fires she would die.
In the fires she would die.

Ore the pall of mocking laughter,
Through wrenching cries and tears untold
Came the words of Issabella
“When all is lost, in faith be bold.”
“When all is lost, in faith be bold.”

Kneeling, praying, in the darkness,
Armored steps assail the moon,
I’m thankful for brave Issabella,
Patience, child, I’ll join you soon.
Patience, child, I’ll join you soon.


The opinions expressed by authors may not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
Accept Jesus as Your Lord and Savior Right Now - CLICK HERE
JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and Spread the Gospel.


This article has been read 992 times
Member Comments
Member Date
Lynda Schultz 05/10/07
What can I say except "WOW!" I wanted more and that's a good thing. Well done.
Joanne Sher 05/11/07
Beautifully haunting. Wonderful.
Jan Ackerson 05/14/07
Welcome back! You've been missed, and poetry like this is one of the reasons why. Simply outstanding.

A tiny nitpick: "o'er" instead of "ore".

The last stanza was a super kicker, and I also really loved the repetition of the last line of each verse...gave it additional poignance. Very nice.
Edy T Johnson 05/14/07
I continually marvel how each well-chosen word in poetry conjures up complete visions in my head. This chunk of history in under 200 words reveals the pen of one of my favorite Master poets. Welcome back, sweet writer! You have been missed.
Debbie OConnor05/14/07
Yikes...if this is bad, we're all in big trouble. It's terrific, Purity...excellent even. Thanks for sharing it.
Rita Garcia05/14/07
I echo...you have been missed! I envy the way you write poerty that absolutely resonates with the soul.
Pat Guy 05/14/07
Ahhhh ... it's nice to have you back!

Lovely and haunting. Please dont' stay away so long!
T. F. Chezum05/15/07
Powerful imagery, well written ... very good.
Brenda Welc05/16/07
You write very nice poetry. Keep on writing.
Jacquelyn Horne05/17/07
Very good.
Marilee Alvey05/17/07
Unbelievable job! Would you mind if I just cut and pasted this entry for the next challenge? I don't know how to write poetry....yet, and you CLEARLY do. Wonderful work!
Sara Harricharan 05/17/07
***Congrats on a piece well written and somewhat haunting. It stays with the reader. Good job!***
Sally Hanan05/17/07
Fabulosa Isabella, glad you're back, now stay for long :)
Verna Cole Mitchell 05/18/07
I love poetry, and poems like this one give me good reason! What a gem!