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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: The Manuscript (04/29/10)

TITLE: Secret in the Old Trunk
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05/04/10


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Judith had a secret in the old trunk
Never having been shared
Her granddaughter Jenny came to visit
For whom she really cared

One night while Judith was sleeping
Jenny was wide awake
She gently slipped out of bed
But knew what was at stake

Jenny quietly opened the old trunk
Found a patchwork quilt of pink
Felt an urge to peek under it
Found a manuscript written in ink.

To her delight were poems with drawings
Too many to even count
So lovely and beautifully written
Jenny's curiosity began to mount

Judith turned and stirred awake
Jenny re-covered the manuscript
She rushed to return to bed
But on the way she leaped and tripped.

Judith sat straight up in bed
Jenny complained of thirst
"Well get a drink my dear"
As Jenny was about to burst

When Judith went back to slumber
Jenny returned to read the rest
The poems were blessings from God
The drawings full of colorful zest

The manuscript seemed written
As if someday being read
By those who love art and literature
Where something special had been said

Jenny described to her parents
The treasure of which she found
The manuscript in the old trunk
Where it was kept safe and sound

The three made a pact together
To send it for publication
They just had to get Judith
To agree for verification

Turned down by many editors
But the three did not cave in
On the poems and drawings of God's love
How He forgives our worldly sin

Through their prayer and determination
A special editor took the chance
The manuscript Jenny found
Deserved another glance

After he read its powerful messages
He printed for the world to read
That the secret in the old trunk
Was a great goldmine find indeed


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Jan Ackerson 05/07/10
Fun poem/story!

Some of the meter could be smoothed out a bit...I have a "Writing Class" on meter in the Forums that deals with poetry with consistent meter. Would love to have you stop by!

All these attic stories this week make me wish I had an attic I could explore!
AnneRene' Capp 05/07/10
Liked your story in the form of a poem and loved the feel good ending! Definitely a fun read.
Joanna Stricker05/07/10
My favorite poems are those that tell a story. Good job!
Mildred Sheldon05/08/10
Loved your poem that told a wonderful story. Old attics are fun to explore. Keep writing and God bless.