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Previous Challenge Entry
Topic: Rejoicing (11/22/04)

TITLE: Winter's Dejection
By Joyce Poet
11/27/04

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The silvery edges
of tall autumn grass
shine as it bows down;
A strong wind
dances through its blades.
It will soon become yellowed
and withered
by winter’s chill
and its seeds will scatter
to birth a new field
come spring.

Your Majesty,
I bow down before You;
Your hallowed love
sifts through the fringes
of my unsightly existence.
Yesterday, even today,
quickly fades;
I’d be left in desolation
had You not purchased my soul
and promised me
abundant life.

If it is your will,
another spring will rejoice
to see me rise again
to another challenge;
Somewhere beyond the scope
of my comprehension,
perhaps You’ve seen fit
for, at least, a seed or two
to take root.
Oh, Sovereign King,
cover me, hide me,
be my shelter
through the harshness
of winter.

My hope sank
when summer abandoned me;
Even the soil beneath my feet
is aloof -- bitter with cold.
Every fleck of hope I maintain
is in You alone.
Wrap me up in the warmth of peace
and keep me close to You
until springtime sings
“Rejoice! Rejoice!
Lift up thine eyes and rejoice,
for the Lord is mighty
and full with adoration
for those whom He bought!”
© Joyce Pool


Member Comments
Member Date
Deborah Anderson11/29/04
This is absolutely beautiful, Joyce. I loved it. God bless you.
Lucian Thompson11/29/04
Joyce, you are an incredible poet as well as a gifted servant of God. Let it rise!
Kathy Cartee12/01/04
Beautiful, you really have a gift.
Phyllis Inniss 12/01/04
A truly lovely poem, Joyce. I like "Wrap me up in the warmth of your peace." Blessings.
Debbie OConnor12/02/04
An excellent poem. Great job!
Sandra Clayton12/03/04
A great poem. Well done. Flowing. Thanks.
MILENA ASSENOVA12/03/04
GRACEFULLY WRITTEN WITH PRAISE FOR THE LORD.
THNAKS. GOD BLESS
Mitzi Busby12/06/04
This is so awesome. Keep praising Him, girl. You are truly a blessing.