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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Grandparent(s) (04/03/08)

TITLE: Namesake
By Emily Blakely
04/05/08


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Though the birth of a baby can certainly be a trial,
to this mom and dad it seemed more than worthwhile.

Choosing a derivative of grandmotherís name,
a maternal namesake she first became.

Then a middle name to choose was the time,
and paternal grandmotherís name fit in just fine.

So each time her name was spoken,
a kindred thread was woven.

Soon a tapestry of her life could be seen
and from the center was spelled the name Emily Irene.

The Golden Rule each grandmother gave
taught the young girl how to behave.

With truths from the Bible of salvation
they carefully laid an eternal foundation,

Reminiscent of a New Testament story
that saw Timothy into Glory.

2 Ti 1:5 I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also. (NIV)


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Jeanette Oestermyer 04/10/08
A nice poem, with lots of inspiration and emotion. Enjoyed the read.

Janice85
Patty Wysong04/10/08
This had a nice rhythm to it and a sweet message. Grandmothers have so much to share with their grandchildren!
Anne Linington04/12/08
I am surprised that this poem reaches the minimum word count, as I know how diificult it can be to get enough words in poetry form.
Joshua Janoski04/13/08
I am not a poet, but I do know that I enjoyed this little poem. It rhymed nicely, and it fit the topic perfectly.

I know a lot of children who have the first and middle names of their grandparents. What a wonderful way to carry on their legacy.

Thank you for sharing this. :)
Joanne Sher 04/18/08
Congratulations, Emily, on placing 9th in your level with this piece. Great work!