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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Hard and Soft (04/23/09)

TITLE: A Tale Of My Two Fathers And Two Mothers
By Ifeoma Dennis
04/27/09


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I'll tell you about my sweet,sweet mama
a true mother like no other
who prayed to God like Biblical Hannah
before she gave birth to a daughter

She's tall,dark and average
she has a kind face and a heart of gold
although sometimes she falls into a rage
her large heart can never grow cold

I think she's hard sometimes
when she tells me not to stay out past five
or scolds me for crossing a line
or makes me learn to cook as a future wife

I think she's unnecessarily hard sometimes I marvel
when she stops me from wearing miniskirts
or tops that show parts of my chest and navel
and won't let me dress hip like the other girls

I'll tell you about my papa
the one who calls me ifylity
the perfect soul mate for my mama
the naughty,the funny and the witty

He's tall with a face bronzed by the sun
though his body shines fair as does his heart
bruised but untainted through his life's sojourn
unwavering in the belief that God would always do His part

I think he's hard to the tiniest bit
when he bars me from making calls when it's past ten
or when he scrutinizes the guys that sometimes visit
or when he stops me from doing sensible things he says that doesn't make sense

That period he seized my phone for a week
it was so hard to bear
and equally had to believe
that he didn't give my pleas an ear

But I know my papa loves me
as does my beloved mother
in their eyes for all the world to see
lies that love that nothing can put asunder

I know my papa loves me
just as my other Father in Heaven above
In his heart there's a key
that I hold to all the bounty of his love

And this my other Father who is also my other Mother
is sensitive and full of love and care
more than any earthly lover
and He is ever to my needs aware

Sometimes He doesn't answer my prayers
not at the speed I want Him to
but maybe He's got better plans
about the way He wants things to go

He looks hard from the other window
but He is so so soft
even softer than my floppy pillows
Aye,so soft,so soft,so soft.


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Jan Ackerson 05/04/09
Good use of the challenge words!

Work on a more regular meter, and on finding more natural, unforced rhymes.

You sound like a wonderful young person.
Sunny Loomis 05/05/09
We don't always understand parents, but the love shines through. Thank you.