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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Feel (emotions) (08/26/10)

TITLE: Alleluia Amen
By Brian Haugrud
08/27/10


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“Alleluia, Amen”, said the preacher to the crowd.
”Alleluia, Amen”, the people answered back loud.
It was a revival tent meeting at the eve of the day.
It opened with singing and then all bowed to pray.

“Alleluia, Amen”, the singer yelled it high.
“Alleluia, Amen”, the people would reply.
It was a concert for Jesus in the eve of the day.
They’re singing their songs with that Heavenly ray.

They are driven by emotion deep in the heart.
They tug at your feelings and offer a new start.
They introduce you to Jesus and hope you reply.
Or at least for a moment, you will start asking why.

“Alleluia, Amen”, we will pray you’ll be true.
“Alleluia, Amen”, and that Christ you’ll pursue.
But without a decision from the mind and the soul,
It is just “heart emotion” that is taking control.

Its like saying “I Love You”, to the girl you will marry.
“I Love You Forever”, are the words you will carry.
But without a decision from the mind and the soul,
It is just infatuation, that is taking control.

We live in a world where the feeling runs wild.
From anger to fear, to the rage of a child.
But without a decision from the heart and the soul,
Those feelings and emotions will be out of control.

So don’t take me wrong, I’m not trying to say.
You shouldn’t have feelings; I know there okay.
For Jesus showed emotion when He walked on this earth.
But is was a solid decision when He offered new birth.

So what do you say about this rhyme that I’ve written?
Is it emotion and feeling from your heart I have smitten?
Or have you given it thought, after feelings subside?
I pray your “Decision”, is in Jesus to abide.


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Mildred Sheldon09/02/10
I loved this poem. We all have emotions, but are they guided by the world or the love for God? The last line in the last verse says it all. Well done and God bless.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 09/06/10
This is a charming poem. A little red ink- you used there instead of they're. But your passion for the Lord and your desire to share His love is quite clear.
Cheryl Harrison 09/07/10
I was trying to think of an adjective to describe your poem. I came up with joy. Thanks.
Johnna Postic09/07/10
Nice use of rhyme. I enjoyed this poem, as well as the clear message/challenge it professed.
Amanda Brogan09/07/10
Love it! Your message rings out loud and clear, like the shouting from the revival at the beginning we hear. ;)

I love how you wrote that we should not depend soley on our emotions but need also to think deeply about things in our heart. Great job!
Nancy Bucca 09/08/10
This poem was very well written. To me it points out the difference between trying to "drum up" emotion for God and being rooted and grounded in the love of God.
Nicely written.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 09/09/10
Congratulations for placing in the top 15 of your level.