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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Countdown to Christmas/Advent (10/23/08)

TITLE: PREPARE FOR THE KING
By Linda Payne
10/26/08


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Children, children come with me,
prepare a place now for our King.

“Shall we build a palace fair
with ivory walls and golden stairs?
A jeweled throne will be his chair.
We shall build a palace fair.”

All he wants is a manger bed
with clean, fresh hay to lay his head
and humble hearts to welcome him home.
One day a cross will be his throne.

Children, children come with me,
prepare some garments for our King.

“Shall we weave a royal vest
of finest silk and golden threads,
a jeweled crown to grace his head?
We shall weave a royal vest.”

A homespun robe is all he needs,
a pair of sandals for his feet,
and open hearts his love to share.
One day a crown of thorns he’ll wear.

Children, children come with me
prepare a feast now for our King.

“Shall we invite important kings,
presidents and lovely queens?
The finest food to them we'll bring.
We’ll invite important kings.”

All those and more must come to eat
sharing in the kingly feast.
Invite the poor, the young and old,
the homeless, outcasts, meek, and bold.

Children, children come with me,
prepare a gift now for our King.

“Shall we bring him diamond rings,
rubies hung on golden strings?
The riches of the world we’ll bring.
We shall bring him diamond rings.”

All he wants are humble hearts
to lift your cross and do your part;
to the poor, you bring good news,
heal the broken and abused;
release the prisoners and oppressed;
fill mourning souls with joyfulness.

Children, children come with me,
are you ready to meet the King?

“We shall bring our humble hearts,
all we have and all we are.
Offer him our thanks and praise,
pledge to serve him all our days.”

Children, children come with me,
Now we’re ready to meet our King.


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Phyllis Inniss 11/01/08
I enjoyed this poem very much. It reminds me of a children's song with an English setting that I can't at this moment bring to mind. But I like your contrasts with the expectations of an earthly king and what our heavenly king desires of us. It was beautifully done.
Sunny Loomis 11/02/08
Very nicely done!
Marlene Austin11/03/08
Nice idea for your poem. Good use of the repeating line. :)