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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Once in a Blue Moon (01/06/11)

TITLE: Not Even
By diana kay
01/12/11


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Not even once in a blue moon
That, Lord is far too soon
Forgive my brother the wrong he has done to me?
That’s not fair, surely even you can see?
He has hurt me too much and I must get even
How many times must I forgive him?
Seventy times seven? That must be a joke!
But my Lord was serious in the words he spoke.


Not even if the moon is made of cheese
Will I let you wash feet as smelly as these!
They are dusty and grimy and caked in mud
It’s the servant’s job to clean them up.
Lord what do you mean? You are the servant king?
Sometimes I can’t understand a thing

No matter how many times the cock crows
I am not the same as those
Who would deny you, Lord, not I
I will remain faithful to you until the day I die

Not even when the sky turned black
And I longed for the clock hands to turn back
For time to cease and the heavens to rent
To stop the terrible event.
My lord upon a villains cross, How can it Be?
It just does not make sense to me.
But die he did, in that tragic way.
My tears flowed freely and I looked away.
I had let him down, betrayed his name
The world seemed then as black as shame.

But that was not the end
Never could I imagine what happened when
Upon a morning shore in the gentle breeze
The smell of cooking reached across the troubled seas.
My Lord was there with His hands outstretched
“Peter, do you love me?” were the words he said.
I fell to my knees and touched his hand
He gently raised me up to stand
Three times I whispered the same thing
“Lord, You know I love You more than anything”


Not even once in a blue moon
Could I guess the way
He would forgive me
And turn my life around that day
It is truly amazing what the Lord has done for me
Forgiven, cleansed and set me free.
From fisherman to preacher He led me through
And He wants to do the same for you.


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Kellie Henningsen01/15/11
I love how you kept the moon theme throughout and brought up many different topics from the Bible! Well thought out and very enjoyable!
Carol Slider 01/15/11
I enjoyed how you wove the topic through the story of Peter and tied it together so nicely with the forgiveness theme. Good job!
Brenda Rice 01/16/11
Good flow, easy to read and a wonderful message throughout. Good job.
Mariane Holbrook01/16/11
A rough and tumble man for sure, but you sure nailed him and did it very well! Good job!!!
Mildred Sheldon01/17/11
I truly enjoyed this poem. It covered the events from the Bible in such away that even a child could understand. Beautifully written and thank you for sharing.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 01/20/11
This is a really beautiful piece. You touched my heart many times.

A little red ink - make sure you use an apostrophe and an s when making a word possessive.

You did a beautiful job. Congratulations for placing 7th in level two!