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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: The Writers Skill/Craft (04/22/10)

TITLE: My Humble Act of Worship
By Karen Macor
04/27/10


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The question for me is Is writing a skill or a gift?
I muse on this and let my mind drift.
A skill is learned:
A gift is unearned.

If a gift is unearned I then start to wonder,
What pride is in that and Im torn asunder.
Perhaps Id rather have skills,
But education gives me the chills.

I wish I could learn,
For more wisdom I yearn,
And then I realize
The source of my demise.

A talent must be used,
And laziness wont be excused.
Were given gifts for a reason
And not to use them is an act of treason.

So I write this poem uninspired as I am,
And feel like a kid bluffing my way through an exam.
This weeks challenge Im frantic to skip,
But heres my humble act of worship.

Gifts are to be used and skills are to be learned,
Then offered to God as His blessings returned.
It matters not what you think you can do,
Just listen for God and hell give you a clue.


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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 04/30/10
It was a nice poem. It may need a little smoothing out with the meter, but other than that it was enjoyable. I only wish you hadn't put yourself down in a way with the line like a kid bluffing my way...
Give yourself more credit. You came up with a poem that fit the topic and was fun to read.
Yvonne Blake 04/30/10
Yes, writing takes practice. I suggest you try to make your lines match in rhythm to make them flow smoother. Keep writing...you're learning and growing.
Charlotte Maccallum04/30/10
Great story line. I think it an exellent message to readers on this site
Charlotte Maccallum04/30/10
Great story line. I think it an exellent message to readers on this site
Jan Ackerson 05/03/10
Thank you for this poem.

A note for future reference: it's best not to refer to the challenge itself in your entries. I write about this in my "Writing Class" in the forums (there's a link to the forums on this page). Would love to have you stop by!

Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 05/06/10
Yay Karen! I'm so happy you received a highly commended. These challenges and comments, along with the classes in the message boards have helped me so much. I was just looking at the difference from my first entry to my most recent one. I've improved greatly. And you are doing a fantastic job too. Plus you take the time to leave so many encouraging messages on the boards. Keep up the good work, my friend and congratulations!