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The Hand of God (Hoot's Challenge)

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Elizabeth Santos
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(This is my interpretation of the photograph presented in Hoot's challenge)


THE HAND OF GOD

It is the hand of God
bringing forth His own likeness

It is the birth of a spirit
the passing of one life on to another

it is the product of
life's yearning for itself
the perpetual motion of the soul
a part of the Heavenly Spirit
being reborn into human flesh
in innocence, purity, and beauty

it is the hand of God
cradling His likeness
comforting the soul
and welcoming it onto the earth
for one more attempt
one more human lifetime in which to try
to achieve the final destination

to reach the spiritual level of Light
of Love, of Himself

a soul about to to embark on the journey
set out by God

This is
Life Itself
cradled in the purpose of life


This is the child of God
This is His creation

This is a baby


Elizabeth Santos






[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 01-03-2000).]
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Dark Angel
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1 posted 01-03-2000 07:32 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

WOW! I like this very much, well done!  

 What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


hoot_owl_rn
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Very nice Liz...a challange well met  
Seymour Tabin
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Liz,
Well crafted, beautifully done.
Sy
Pepper
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Very,very beautiful Liz....


 A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!
Shannon


LngJhnAg
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5 posted 01-03-2000 11:29 AM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Liz

This was great.  I like the way you built up the topic with layers of texture, always keeping the subject of the poem in the foreground.  I especially like the undertones of hope and promise.  This was a very positive, uplifting poem.
Denise
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Beautiful! But of course!

 Denise

Echo Rhayne
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7 posted 01-04-2000 11:23 AM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

Excellent reply to a challenge!!  Challenge well met I think!!


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Severn
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8 posted 01-05-2000 01:02 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Wow - missed this one.

It is indeed excellent.

K

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devina
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9 posted 01-05-2000 01:04 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

I can't believe I missed this one before, wonderfully poetic, and yes a challenge well met...

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