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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Fearful (08/23/07)

TITLE: Trapped and Trembling
By Tim Pickl
08/25/07


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The scene seemed to go in slow motion, almost surreal,
But unfortunately it was happening, and all too real--

Trapped and trembling in the ruins after the disaster,
A child cries "Mommy, Mommy!" longing to reach for her--
Muffled sounds of emergency sirens echo all around;
Aftershocks fully fuel fear to all on the ground

'Good Samaritans' and emergency workers go the extra mile
As they search every room and comb through every pile--
They hear the child crying but cannot get to her right then,
As she cries "Mommy, Mommy!" again, and again

Dust and debris everywhere make it hard to breathe,
It's still night time there, and it's hard to see...

Halfway around the world, a saint could not sleep:
He had no idea what was happening as he began to weep--
So he prayed and travailed, in Jesus' Name:
God still works in His mysterious ways,
And the little girl is miraculously saved!


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Anne Linington09/01/07
This is really good; I like the use of alliteration; In view of the first two lines, you could have continued in couplets,leaving the last line to stand alone for effect. Well done.
Brenda Welc09/03/07
I really liked this and it confirms something which happened to me this morning, At exactly 6:10 this morning while at work I had the urge to prayer for a person who is terminally dying of cancer. I am hoping to hear good news this afternoon about her condition. It's so stange when prayers are needed and you pray even when you have no idea what's going on--you just pray. Great piece here. Keep up the great writing.
Philip Manuelson Arandia09/03/07
Ah! A portrait of an intercessor at work! :) tnx for sharing!
Tom Degerstrom09/05/07
I can relate to this encounter and am awed by God's mysterious ways of prompting people to prayer. Good work, I could see the scene play out in my head.
Pat Guy 09/15/07
So is this one - awesome! Please keep up the GREAT work!