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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Irritated (11/08/12)

TITLE: Love is Patient and Kind
By Grace Merkey
11/13/12


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Love is Patient and Kind

What are some things that irritate:
Someone who always shows up late,
A driver who goes fast, then slow,
The right answer they always know.

Being told to push one or push two,
Automated reply tells you.
A salesclerk who seems quite upset,
Not finished visiting yet.

Discontinued a product is.
An appliance goes on the fritz.
Children who often disobey.
Those who insist on their own way.

The computer does not obey.
What you want it will not display?
Forever this list could go on.
Can there be any good withdrawn?

Does God get irritated too,
With some of the things that we do?
Our sin makes Him angry, itís true.
Our repentance may be past due.

When we ask Him He will forgive.
We can begin to truly live.
From irritation weíll not be free.
But Godís presence is a guarantee.

An example the oyster is.
A grain of sand he takes as is.
Even though it is difficult
A lovely pearl is the result.

Toward irritants our attitude
Should be one of gratitude.
God has promised never to leave.
We this promise should now believe.


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Dan Blankenship 11/16/12
Wild that two writers used the oyster making a pearl as part of their entries this week. I guess it is a good way to make readers visualize the story. Good job.
Olawale Ogunsola 11/17/12
An interesting piece.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 11/18/12
This is a great poem. You had me smiling and nodding at many of the lines. Then near the end you bring up a good thought provoking verse. I enjoyed this. :)
Randy Foncree11/19/12
Nice poem...I enjoyed reading it...I too wrote about the pearl...I've seen several entries so far, who tackled this weeks topic from the vantage point of an oyster. God bless you and keep writing for His glory, and honing your abilities...
Darleen Coon11/20/12
What a great reminder that through life we will be irritated by things, it is unavoidable. But we are guaranteed that God will be present throughout it all.