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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: The Comedy of Errors (not about the play) (08/18/11)

TITLE: A Life Ending Error
By wendell a brown


Thomas was sitting down at a table
And silently he began to pray
His prayer became like gibberish
Nothing seemed to come the right way

You see Thomas was a follower
Of the Christian faith you see,
He was moving he thought rightly
In the correct direction of his day

He had listen to all the pundits
As each and every hour of the day
Proclaimed our life would be dismantled
If we did not quickly bring about a change

You see Thomas was raised a certain way
And he could not see with open eyes
That the belief he embrace each day
Was from the beginning a deep rooted lie

How could we as Christians let this happen
Letting a man lead us in this way
But nothing was perfect about this man
So only believed in what his family would say

You see the comedy of errors comes to life
With his life in a very deceitful way
For he cannot see beyond what God made
That we all were created the same

He was color blind, to what his eyes perceived
His heart ran away from the truth it did see
But sinís deadly embrace of deception
Was causing Thomas to now fall away

He would not listen to his spirits conscience
Who tried to tell the truth to him each day
But the way of life that he was taught
Was so deep rooted it would not go away

For God always gave the answer simply
If in His word Thomas would truly believe
That when He made man in His image
He did it hoping that we all would one day see

That a terrible lie has been held and fostered
By so many who say its God they serve
But they could not comprehend the truth
Even as Godís Spirit declares His holy word

How can you Thomas say you love Me
And hate your brothers that I did create
How can these feelings fester so deeply
That from your heart they cannot escape

Though your lips may speak out boldly
Dear Thomas it has never been my way
When my Fathers commandment was always
To love your human brothers each the same

For when you sin no matter how small
Never will you ever be able to escape
When you hate another because of a color
You despise what my hand did perfectly create

At that moment his mind seemed to awaken
As he realized now a choice had to be made
But will he choose the righteous path
Away from where deep rooted hate did lay

For like the rich man to whom Christ did speak
Telling him to give away all he had to the poor
Thomas turned His head away this day
Because he loved the error of his way much more

For its funny how the world can dissuade us
Making us always live and believe the lies
When all we have to do is pray for the spirit
Who will open Godís truth into our lives.

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C D Swanson 08/25/11
Nicely written, and the message comes across loud and clear. I enjoyed this very much. Good Job...God Bless~
marcella franseen08/25/11
Makes me think of James 2, where we are told not to show partiality. We should value all people, regardless of race or station in life.
Kelvin Fowler08/25/11
I have made a conscious choice not to be colourblind. When I meet people of different race and nationality, I want to celebrate the person God has created them to be. Noticing a persons colour and nationality is important to me, there is just so much that I can learn.

I liked you poem, it subtly forced me to think and respond.

Well done, I will look for you next week as well.

Mildred Sheldon08/26/11
Very well put. The world can deceive and lead astray, and people judge by the color of skin. Sad but true. Thank you.