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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Straight From the Horse’s Mouth (11/14/13)

TITLE: Emeritus or Emmas?
By Caleb Cheong
11/21/13


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Emeritus or Emmaus?

Seasons of life; Rhythms of life
They take us by surprise
Like unpredictable skies
Spoiling the picnics in our life

They come in all shapes and sizes
Like interlopers, they intrude into us
Shifting our paradigms,
And fine-tuning us

Despair and distress descended on us
Recounted a disciple and Cleopas
Tramping the road to Emmaus
Chatting cheerlessly about events that chilled us

Suddenly a stranger accosted us
What are you both discussing while walking
Rudely, We replied. "Are you ignorant of what's been happening?"
We've already found life disconcerting

On Him We began unleashing
Our woes and discouragement
Patiently and without any judgment
He listened as if His predicament

When He seemed to depart from us
We sought Him to sojourn with us
Only when He gave thank for the bread
did We recognize Him- Our Lord

Yes, We've witnessed the risen Lord
Straight from the horse' mouth
Declared the two disciples with their mouths
All their disappointment disappeared in a flash

Beginning with Moses and all Prophets
He expounded the Word to us
Weren't our hearts burning within us--
Welcome to life afresh at Emmaus


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Larry Whittington11/22/13
A nice story to put in poem form. I like the four lines for each verse and the rhyming words.

Work at keeping each line the same length so the rhythm as you read will be the same.

Yes, those who know can speak the truth right from the horse's mouth.
CD Swanson 11/23/13
Wow - G r e a t J O B!
Beautiful, simply beautiful.

God bless~
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 11/29/13
This is lovely. I wasn't sure how you were going to pull the topic in, but you did it in a fresh and creative way. Congratulations on ranking 6th in your level and 24 overall! (the highest rankings can be found on the message boards).