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

TITLE: We Are Not Our Own
By Mary Foster
05/21/07


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We Are Not Our Own

Where to start
Life falls apart
Whatever we do
Must be for You

Time wasted
Life tasted
Briefly we live
How much do we give

Fall into sin
We can live again
But we must thirst
You must come first

To do your will
With trust and skill
Faith will win
Victory over sin

The harvest is rich
Just Trust is my pitch
With God in control
Through life we stroll

Neither turning
Spirits burning
Heís our desire
Love will transpire

Reaching all
This our call
Harmless as a dove
To show His love

Harm no one
Tell of His Son
Bring truth to light
Destroy the blight

Evilís stench
Its harmful wrench
Is unable
To ruin Godís table

His feast for Faithful
All are grateful
His blessing abundant
His harvest verdant

A light has appeared
To God it steered
Our focus shifted
Praises lifted

Spirits energized
Potential recognized
To be fruitful
Makes life beautiful

Godís grace, glorious
Godís mercy, marvelous
Godís work, wondrous
Life in Him, fabulous


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c clemons05/25/07
Not sure if this is poem just because it rhymes, it's ,more like you want us to see the imagery that each stanza has.
Which is okay but work on the consistency a bit more to make the reader remember your title at the end.
Jacquelyn Horne05/25/07
It seems the title here says it all. We are not our own.
David Butler 05/26/07
I was impressed with what you can do with so few words per line. That's difficult.
I agree that it helps to underline the theme especially at the end.
Kenn Allan05/26/07
I agree with David - it is difficult to be effective using so few words per line; however, each stanza clearly makes its point. Good job.
LaNaye Perkins05/26/07
I feel like this was straight to the point and well done, with a wonderful message. I truely enjoyed it.
Rhonda Clark05/28/07
I like this. Makes a very good point. Good job.