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    Poetry and Prose,  Writing

    Ink of Affliction

    I wrote this piece for the 2019 Colorado Christian Writers Conference contest with the theme of “Write His Answer”. Inspired by Octavius Winslow’s quote, “David’s pen never wrote more sweetly than when dipped in the ink of affliction,” and my own experiences with adversity, I poured my heart into this poem and was awarded first place in the Not Yet Published Writer division. Ink of Affliction In tempests on the heels of one another, I am emptied, Barren with parchment and nary a thought of You. Adversity presses on the midnight of my soul To the call of Your glorious morning. Beads of sorrow gather into my dry inkwell, Drenched…

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