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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Savory to the Taste (07/26/12)

TITLE: Salt of the Earth
By CrisC Ramirez
08/01/12


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Spicy and tart is what I taste.
The tang of confusion, regret and hopelessness
runs through my lips.
But I also remember
that my heart should accept
anyway.

I feel Betrayal like a zest.
Deception like a saucy aroma of mint,
stinging my soul.
What am I to do?

After being ignored so long,
and unimportant to you--
Now all of a sudden, Im to be
the salt of your world!?

My sweetness is gone; I have no more!

But Im forced to give more!
Im tugged to give up!
Im pulled to move out my dear heart
so that I can be wholesome.

How can I restore it, oh Lord?
Please guide me and show me how.
My heart is torn apart.
You were the salt of the earth and
Betrayal stung you.
Deception touched you.
But still you loved!
So much that you gave your life!

I will carry my cross.
I will be a sacrifice.
I will take my purpose and path.
I will serve you, Oh Lord,
and become the salt of the earth again
For you!

Matthew 5:13
You are the salt of the earth, but if the salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under peoples feet.


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A B08/03/12
WOW, moving, beautiful, thought provoking, honest, wonderfully crafted ... I could go on but will just say, I loved this entry. Very well done.
Laura Manley08/04/12
Nicely done! I loved your free verse poem which said a lot about the topic and made it obvious of how much you love the Lord. Good writing!
CD Swanson 08/05/12
Powerful, prolific and totally engaging in so many ways. I loved this wonderful and thought provoking entry.

Thank you. God Bless~
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 08/08/12
This is a powerful poem. it starts out a tad dark which I can totally relate to. Immediately I felt an instant connection with the MC.

The only thing I might suggest would be not to use too many exclamation points. You do a wonderful job of picking just the right words. They do the exclaiming for you.

You handled the topic nicely and though the beginning may have felt a tad bit of despair, you brought forth the light and left the reader with a delightful sense of hope.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 08/09/12
Congratulations for ranking 7th in your level!