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The Church by the Ocean and Storms of Life

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The Church by the Ocean and Storms of Life

Church on a Cliff by the Ocean....

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The storm clouds roared and waves below grew violent. Death had flown to town with a powerful vengance. People gathered to pray on the grounds of the church by the sea....
The cliff has erroded and the church sits precariously above. Years and storms have 
taken its toll on the cliff revealing stark danger. Fears of mudslides
and collapsing stones by the forces of nature...Made the 
town folk relocate five miles inland to sound footing
Leaving the cliff church abandoned and perched 
awaiting its certain destruction. Three
generations have come and gone yet 
alone on its perch it waits...   `                                                               ;`
Revival opens the doors again
Bravehearts dared to                                             `;                  
sing praises
in the church
by the ocean
Perched high  ..                                                                           ~ ^  ~
on a cliff!                                                                                ~~~ )}~~~

Contest by Constance LaFrance Church by the Ocean
By Doris Culverhouse

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  1. Date: 10/7/2011 4:32:00 PM
    ninth place in the contest by Constance!!

  1. Date: 10/6/2011 10:40:00 PM
    Congratulations on a very fine win in the contest, Doris. Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 10/5/2011 5:54:00 PM
    Congrats Doris on an exciting win with these brilliant lines of poetry my friend.. expressively beautiful for the contest luv..

  1. Date: 10/5/2011 10:18:00 AM
    Very cleverly done. Congratulations Doris

  1. Date: 10/5/2011 8:35:00 AM
    Well done. Excellent poem.

  1. Date: 10/4/2011 3:09:00 PM
    Winner, winner, winner...Great one..That would take faith to be there in a revival..Enjoyed reading..Mom

  1. Date: 10/4/2011 1:56:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win Doris in "The Church By The Ocean" contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/3/2011 4:43:00 PM
    What a beautiful and clever piece, Doris. I loved the pics of you, your mom and C, by the way - such happy pictures : )

  1. Date: 10/3/2011 11:03:00 AM
    Good morning D.,~ very entertaining Doris, love the flow,,,good luck in the contest, . have yourself a wonderful and beautiful day~ I sure will enjoy my day.. I HOPE~..;-) ~LINDA

  1. Date: 9/30/2011 2:02:00 PM
    Hey Doris,I love the poem & the picture you have there! That was really great....Is that a fish in the water?.... :-)

  1. Date: 9/29/2011 5:15:00 PM
    And lonely it stands, buffeted by the winds of change thaat never cease. The eternal witness of Him who waits. Such a beautiful write Doris, the church and what it stands for well depicted in this verse. PS Your dear comments so appreciated. Warm feelings from you! Love, Elizabeth

  1. Date: 9/29/2011 10:49:00 AM
    The world was still crumbling as they joined in song. The Devil was laughing, their faith can't last long. But sing, they did do, they filled up the air. They raised the roof in that church as if they did'nt care. And God said to Satan, my people have broken your spell. My church will keep standing and you can go straight to hell. HI Doris, Thank You for sending me my comments. Sadly, you and everyone else misunderstood the gist of what I was after. I'm removing the post. Have a great day, week, month, year, life.

  1. Date: 9/29/2011 1:35:00 AM
    to sit n perch an maybe fall, the church may keep you safe, faith may keep you very late, death waits to sometimes crawl, or not at all...great poem here babe...

  1. Date: 9/28/2011 11:24:00 PM
    wow Doris utterly fantastic write .. feeling the flow of intensity in these outstanding lines.. good luck with this dynamic piece my friend.. oh so true ..revival opens the doors for real..

  1. Date: 9/28/2011 10:07:00 PM
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