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Previous Challenge Entry (EDITOR'S CHOICE)
Topic: Barbeque/Cookout (09/06/12)

TITLE: Slow
By Addie Pleasance
09/12/12
~9th Place


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The oven’s slow, with hours to wait on hickory and smoke,
The baser cuts of meat, and time. More time.
Don’t rush it. Add another log of walnut, or of oak.
Now wait, have faith. The meat will be sublime.

The baser cuts of meat, and time. More time.
This oven, like a trial by fire, makes tender what was tough.
Now wait, have faith. The meat will be sublime,
And only one who knows its flesh knows when it’s had enough.

This oven, like a trial by fire, makes tender what was tough.
And you who suffer trials—do you resist?
Yes, only One who knows your soul knows when you’ve had enough.
He knows your heart by fire has been kissed.

And you who suffer trials—do you resist?
Submit—He is transforming you, your sinew, blood, and bone.
He knows your heart by fire has been kissed;
Rejected, now acceptable, with piquant flavors known.

Submit. He is transforming you, your sinew, blood, and bone.
This brisket, too, roasting in coals of oak—
Rejected, now acceptable, with piquant flavors known
Because it spent long hours in sacred smoke.

Accept Jesus as Your Savior Right Now and be Certain of Eternal Life.

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Camille (C D) Swanson 09/13/12
Magnificent. Powerful and majestic. I loved it.

God Bless~
Ellen Carr 09/14/12
I really enjoyed this and its message. Thank you.
Yvonne Blake 09/16/12
Nice . . . with enough content to let the reader learn more each time it is read. Well done!
Beth LaBuff 09/16/12
Amazing work on this! Wow! Is it a pantoum?
Lillian Rhoades 09/16/12
Yes, a pantoun it doth seem to be. :-). Cleverly done, unique approach to the topic and loved the message.

Among my favorite lines: "He knows your heart by fire has been kissed." And, "Rejected, now acceptable, with piquant flavors known."

Wonderfully crafted poem!
Camille (C D) Swanson 09/20/12
Addie - Whoever you are...one thing is for sure, you are an amazing writer!!
Congrats on your EC!!!!

God Bless you~ : )
Myrna Noyes09/21/12
Oh, this poem was rich and lovely! I enjoyed the flow and pattern, not to mention the message!! :) CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR E.C.!! Way to write!
Bea Edwards 09/21/12
This was a stunning piece of art. Beautiful and uniquely deep. Wouldn't be surprised to see it showcased someday :-)
Congratulations!