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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: The Writer's Life (05/13/10)

TITLE: Breaking the Limerick Rules
By AnneRene' Capp


A writers life is busy you know
We seek and we search which way we should go
Poetry or Prose
Weíll write till if flows
Then all will hear a bellowing crow

Guilty are we to postpone all our chores
Needing some help for shopping in stores
Our loved ones are sent
And sometimes they vent
Yet they do go, never slamming the doors

A little more time is all we do need
To polish and shine one last little deed
When itís all done
We promise some fun
For laughterís delight is a need indeed

In every writer, a soul was once lost
And with a high price it surely did cost
Striving for gains
But hindered with chains
Hither and yonder and so we were tossed

Many a path we did walk in discord
Prior to seeking and finding our Lord
Sins they were many
Not caring for any
And soon we found sorrow our just reward

As writers who yield to Godís loving grace
No longer searching, weíve found our new place
No longer torn
Weíve been reborn
The old left behind, weíre in a new race

We now walk in truth and never do guess
In our desire to lift up and bless
Always for others
Itís just our druthers
Sharing Godís word to lighten the stress

We jostle our lives in order to please
But this you must know, we stay on our knees
We have just one goal
To touch a dear soul
Itís God's saving grace we now echo with ease

So if you should find youíre laden with blues
Allow us to kindly spread our good news
Together we work
To give you a perk
Spreading Godís views with colorful hues

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Maria Kana Santos05/20/10
Oh, wow! You've expressed the inner workings of a Christian writer's heart for God--to give Him honour and due praise, to encourage, to make good use of his gift as a cleansed vessel for truth and kindnesses of our Saviour. Good job on disclosing this writer's vision, goal, and passions for His Master. Well done, faithful servant-writer!
Caitlyn Meissner05/22/10
This was fun to read. I love limericks, and yours was a good one, with a lot of incite and truth, much better than the ones that start out "There once was a girl from Maine". ;) Good job!
Kate Oliver Webb 05/22/10
Really uplifting bit of verse here, enjoyable to read, with great content. Good job!
Lucile McKenzie05/23/10
Great poem with a message for all of us.
Beth LaBuff 05/25/10
What a creative use of the limerick (I LOVE it!). This line, "Spreading Godís views with colorful hues." is beautiful, and as a poet, something I can aspire to. Excellent work on this limerick with a superb message!
Karen Macor05/25/10
Very enjoyable limerick. You definitely portrayed the heart of a writer.
T. F. Chezum05/28/10
Very fun read ^_^

Great job
Amanda Brogan05/31/10
I like in the beginning where you talk about writers neglecting their chores for a little while to get their writing just right. (I've done this many times as I'm writing. . . but I always do get to the work. ;) )
And then you speak beautifully of the Reason we write. This is my favorite line:

"We jostle our lives in order to please
But this you must know, we stay on our knees
We have just one goal
To touch a dear soul
Itís God's saving grace we now echo with ease"

Wonderful job!