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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Write in the POETRY genre (05/17/07)

TITLE: A Writer's Heart
By Tracy Walshaw


Itís with anticipation-
and I know you feel the same-
we cannot wait Ďtil Thursday comes
so we can write again!

The topic now is poetry:
Could something be so far
from anything Iíve ever tried;
my name Iíll surely mar!

Although itís not my genre
Iím giving it a try,
Ďcause when I read Kenn Allanís work
it makes me want to cry.

I want to be that gifted,
though novels are my love...
but with Godís hand in my work, too,
Iíll be a step above.

I hope my words enlighten
just as Kennís prose can do,
and all my readers gather 'round
when my stuff comes out, too.

Hereís hoping each and everyone
who has a writerís heart,
will be as blessed and humbled, too
as each of us depart:

To find our own niche in this world,
uncovering Godís plans.
And bless our pens and paper, too
as You have blessed that manís!

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Jacquelyn Horne05/24/07
This should be titled "Ode to Kenn". It is very good.
Rhonda Clark05/25/07
Great poem. I wonder if he's seen it yet? You did him a great justice.
Pat Guy 05/25/07
This turned out really good! You should be proud! I enjoyed this a lot!
Patty Wysong05/25/07
Good job! :-)
Brenda Welc05/25/07
What a nice tribute! This was nicely done! Are you sure it's your first try at poetry????
Benjamin Graber05/25/07
Great tribute to a great poet!
Rita Garcia05/25/07
Wonderful tribute to a man with a heart for God!
Marilee Alvey05/26/07
Boy, like you can do better than that, Kenn. No way! What a touching tribute. What a sweet poem.
Kenn Allan05/26/07
I-I'm speechless. During the darker times when doubt clouds my mind, it is encouraging people like the writer of this poem - AND those who commented - who convince me I am indeed doing what God planned for my life. Thank you very much.

However, this is not supposed to be about me, but your poem. If it is true you have never dabbled in rhyme before, I'm VERY impressed! You did a good job maintaining a constant rhythm and flow throughout. Poems may not be your chosen genre, but within your chest beats the heart of a poet, which can truly enhance your efforts as a novelist.
Joanne Sher 05/26/07
Just delightful - I agree that if this is your first try at poetry you may just have a gift you didn't know about. Well written (and a great topic too!)
Beth LaBuff 05/26/07
My thoughts exactly -- and I think a lot of FaithWriters feel this way.

This was great to read.
Marilyn Schnepp 05/26/07
You did what no other poet has done!!! You got a comment from Kenn! Amazing! First time I've ever seen his name in comment section. Great job to get this kind of reaction! God Bless!
Amy Michelle Wiley 05/26/07
Beautiful poem, and beautiful message. :-)
LaNaye Perkins05/26/07
This is a hoot to read! I love how you wrote this weeks topic into poetry and honored a fellow writer to boot!
Mo 05/26/07
Very nice & nicely done!
Valerie Routhieaux05/26/07
If this is truly a first try, you did very well. I echo the sentiments already given.
Venice Kichura05/27/07
I love this! And, you do have poetic talent---a great tribute to our dear KennAllen, too!
Donna Powers 05/28/07
very nice and a well-deserved tribute!
Sara Harricharan 05/29/07
How sweet! This was lovely and flowed very nicely. Great job.
Connie Allen05/30/07
WOW. sounds like something I would have written myself! Wish I HAD! I think it's great and maybe poetry IS your niche.
God Bless