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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Fragrance (10/24/05)

TITLE: Your Chosen Fragrance
By D. Phenes


Your Chosen Fragrance

What is the fragrance that identifies you?
To those whom you meet every day?
Does your scent come forth sweet and inviting?
Or does it drive everyone away?

Lets look at the man so cocky and proud;
Who believes he smells better than others.
When you first get a whiff his fragrance smells good,
but when his scent lingers; it becomes such a bother.

Here comes a busy lady scurrying along the way.
Her steps are with purpose; she has much to do.
“Wait, Lady! Can we smell your fragrance?”
No, she’s too busy to bother with you.

So, where do you fit? What scent do you give?
When folks come near you or pass you by.
Is it a fragrant scent and does it smell strong?
It’s important and here’s my reason why.

My answer is simple and read on you will see.
For Christ, the ultimate sacrifice unto our great Lord.
The Bible tells us His death had great savour;
A sweet smelling fragrance that makes you want more.

More of Christ’s love, peace and joy does abound.
His life-giving fragrance brings forgiveness to all.
Just drink of his spirit and accept with your heart.
Christ is speaking your name, Please answer His Call.

Before you head out to start a new day.
Pray God’s spirit will always guide your hand.
Making sure the fragrance you choose is the right one,
The right choice is the “Fisher’s of Men” brand.

Ephesians 5:1-2 (kjv) Vs. 1- Be ye therefore followers of God as dear children:
Vs. 2- And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

October 29, 2005

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dub W11/01/05
Interesting that this was put into verse, a strong message for everyone. Thank you for posting.
Nina Phillips11/02/05
Hi, I think I know you!
Nicely done, I think though the 5th frame broke up the pace. I had to pause. Other than that good thoughts, and message. God bless ya, littlelight
Brandi Roberts11/02/05
Very interesting message in this one. I like the ABCB DEFE rhyme scheme ALL THE TIME. Great job! THanks for sharing!
Jan Ackerson 11/02/05
Good job on rhyme; work on rhythm and meter. Very good lesson in this poem!
Joanne Malley11/02/05
I liked the way you used "fragrance" to identify each individual and how they REALLY smell. I've known quite a few who smell pretty bad! LOL Very nice poetry which brings forth a true message. Good job!
Val Clark11/03/05
This is a great concept - giving us all a fragrance! Loved the first four verses especially.
Julianne Jones11/06/05
Creative use of the topic. Especially enjoyed the concept that we each have our own fragrance (totally unrelated to personal hygiene LOL) that can be 'read' by others. Some work on rhythm and meter and this could be a winner. Well done.
B Brenton11/09/05
This is a really reaching out article, to those new to the faith or those that know people in Christ.
You have a gift for reaching out and a natural talent.
Keep glorifying God girl! Cause it's working!

BTW; thanks for the comments on my article for this week. It's all true (for once) and I'm always glad to hear positive things.

Love and Blessings!
B Brenton