CHANNILLO
Eclipse
By Rusheena Boone

Series Description:

What happens when a person strays away from faith? Is repentance enough to wipe the slate clean, if you keep making the same mistakes?

When temptation lurks in every corner, redemption can seem too far out of reach, even after God extends his helping hand. So, how can one overcome the desire to be eclipesed by darkness?

This is a glimpse of a Christian's "walk of faith" and the struggle to win the tug of war between free will and conviction.

Category/Genre(s): Poetry
Updated: Other
Status: Completed



Author Bio For Rusheena Boone:

Rusheena Boone is a freelance writer from Pineview, GA. She earned a BA in Creative Writing and English at Southern New Hampshire University and is a member of Sigma Tau Delta (International English Honor Society). She is a former writer for Slant and Niche Webzine. Her poems and articles have been published in several publications, including SNHU's journal The Manatee, Niche Webzine (the eZine), Talk Nerdy to Me, and Prose.

You can follow her on Twitter: @RusheenaB and @rusheenawrites

Notes:

The theme of religion and relationship is a huge controversey in the Christian community and has been the topic of debates and sermons for centuries. I wrote these poems between the ages of 18 and 21, so you'll notice that young me had a love for the Romantic style of writing poetry (Reading too much Edgar Allan Poe will do that to you). This series was also influenced by several works from Nathiel Hawthorne, John Donne, and of course, the Holy Bible.

Another influence was the rural and religous area where I grew up. All of these influences helped me understand that there is a difference between religion and a true relationship with Christ. While I admit I didn't quite understand how to process the difference and would immediately write down whatever emotions I felt at the time, I like to look back at these poems to see how much I've learned about myself and my faith, and how to interat with people who have a difference worldview than I do. These poems are not just a commentary, they're also little journal enteries during a period of major changes for me, and I'm happy (and terrified) to share them with you.







Series Description:

What happens when a person strays away from faith? Is repentance enough to wipe the slate clean, if you keep making the same mistakes?

When temptation lurks in every corner, redemption can seem too far out of reach, even after God extends his helping hand. So, how can one overcome the desire to be eclipesed by darkness?

This is a glimpse of a Christian's "walk of faith" and the struggle to win the tug of war between free will and conviction.

Category/Genre(s): Poetry
Updated: Other
Status: Completed


Author Bio For Rusheena Boone:

Rusheena Boone is a freelance writer from Pineview, GA. She earned a BA in Creative Writing and English at Southern New Hampshire University and is a member of Sigma Tau Delta (International English Honor Society). She is a former writer for Slant and Niche Webzine. Her poems and articles have been published in several publications, including SNHU's journal The Manatee, Niche Webzine (the eZine), Talk Nerdy to Me, and Prose.

You can follow her on Twitter: @RusheenaB and @rusheenawrites

Notes:

The theme of religion and relationship is a huge controversey in the Christian community and has been the topic of debates and sermons for centuries. I wrote these poems between the ages of 18 and 21, so you'll notice that young me had a love for the Romantic style of writing poetry (Reading too much Edgar Allan Poe will do that to you). This series was also influenced by several works from Nathiel Hawthorne, John Donne, and of course, the Holy Bible.

Another influence was the rural and religous area where I grew up. All of these influences helped me understand that there is a difference between religion and a true relationship with Christ. While I admit I didn't quite understand how to process the difference and would immediately write down whatever emotions I felt at the time, I like to look back at these poems to see how much I've learned about myself and my faith, and how to interat with people who have a difference worldview than I do. These poems are not just a commentary, they're also little journal enteries during a period of major changes for me, and I'm happy (and terrified) to share them with you.