Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Sower of the Heart

Hi, everyone! I am entering a poetry contest that requires a sestina form poem. If you don't know what that is...look it up...all in all...its REALLY HARD to write! :P But, I did it...I had to write something based on the quote by Louisa May Alcott from Little Women, "Love is the greatest beautifier." I tried at first to write a nice little poem about a young girl growing up being loved by her Daddy and then getting married and getting prettier and prettier, etc. etc. It was a nice thought but then.......I thought, there will probably be a hundred other poems entered just like this! So then I racked my brain for a "different" approach. And then it hit me..."Christ's love is the greatest beautifier!! Without Christ's love...we are nothing!" So...this is what I came up with from that point of view. Tell me what you think!!

The Sower of the Heart

This land that lies before Him alone

Tis the heart of sinful man

The gospel is hidden in each seed that’s thrown

From His omnipotent, sovereign hand

Who will determine if it rests on soil or stone?

Only He, the Sower can

A marvelous work, indeed He can

Work, and He alone

He grows the seed, the Great God-Man

Turns into flesh that which was stone

He holds the power in his hand

To transform the seed He’s thrown

But not so fortunate are all He’s thrown

It is possible and they can

Fall on thorns or fall on stone

Thus is the fate of many a man

He can be eaten or choked if left alone

Tis sad for “the Kingdom is at hand”

Many lie safe in the Maker’s hand

Yet most His word have thrown

Away to indulge in the world of man

But soon they will be desolate and alone

They will call for help but no one can

Help the heart of stone

No one on earth can break the stone

There is but one Almighty hand

To grow believers, one alone

You can try to find His equal but you never can

He can grow a tree from the small seed thrown

He is so much greater than the god of man

Is it not beautiful what God does for man?

We never deserved to be changed from stone

Try to fathom His goodness if you can

His amazing love given to seeds just thrown

May we rest in the comfort of His caring hand

And trust in His love, His love alone!

He alone has given beauty to man!

We, thrown with love from Jesus’ hand!

Change the stone into flesh…only He can!

By: Allix Brunson

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Rachel Greene said...

Great job! I think it will win :D

Susanna said...

bravo Allix! It was really well done. I hope it wins!!! : )

Anonymous said...

That was AMAZING!!!! It was a GREAT approach.