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Topic: Rain (09/07/04)

TITLE: Flowers In The Rain
By Jessica Gingerich
09/10/04

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Standing tall in the sunshine,
Looking all around,
Proud and mightily,
At those on the ground.

But what of our Father in Heaven,
Is He very pleased,
To teach us a lesson,
To come on bended knees.

Down comes a drop,
And lots more are following,
My petals will get wet, we cry,
But more drops Hes allowing.

Now in the rain we stand,
Heads hanging low,
No longer caring,
Or putting on a show.

We had thought we were beautiful,
And realized how ugly we'd been,
We have indeed learned a lesson,
As we reflected on our sin.

Our hearts swell with gratitude,
For the One up above,
For His wonderful lesson,
Sending humility like a dove.

No longer are we proud,
But very beautiful indeed,
Drops glisten on our petals,
No more a proud, ugly weed.

Humble yourself and be lifted up,
Become a beautiful flower in the rain,
Allow Gods loving hand,
To help and ease the pain.


Member Comments
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Rose Gingerich09/14/04
Wow, Jessica! I think you have outdone your mother! :) You did a great job, for such a young writer. Congratulations, on a job well done! I'm proud of you! Keep on writing! Rose (Mom)
Teresa Lee Rainey09/14/04
Great metaphor. Look forward to reading more from you in the future.
Linda Germain 09/14/04
Lovely poem. And isn't it sweet that your mother's name is Rose? She must be very proud of you! I am looking forward to reading more
of your Challenge submissions in the future.