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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Embarrassment (01/12/12)

TITLE: Amid Giggles and Snickers
By Donna Edgar


Amid Giggles and Laughter

The Choir began singing Amazing Grace,
the whispering started when I entered the place.
I felt a hot flush turn my face red,
being in the focus is something I dread.

Children started to giggle,
and little fingers to point.
They need lessons in manners,
but who might I appoint?
I thought to myself;
Oh, that's just plain rude!
Mothers need to teach
social attitude!

The closer to my destination,
the louder the murmurs increased.
Snickers I heard, then downright
laughter released.
What's wrong with these people?
Have they no manners?
And why was old Mrs. Meade shooting
looks of disgust mixed with daggers?

I glanced to my left and saw Mrs. McGavid,
slap back a comment from
her eldest son, David.
Her other hand covered little Timmy's eyes,
I thought to myself, "Those poor little guys!"

Midway to my seat I heard the swoosh
of someone rushing up from behind,
and as I turned toward the sound
an audible gasp came from mankind.
A hand reached out from one of the pews,
I pulled away, still not getting the clues.

Oh, how I wish I would have worn slacks,
as my skirt was hinched up and revealed all in back.
Humiliation complete for the rest of my life;
Thus my introduction as the new
preacher's wife.

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Verna Mull 01/19/12
This was written with suspense and the suspense was greatly rewarded in the last verse. I thoroughly enjoyed this.
C D Swanson 01/19/12
Oh my gosh! I laughed so hard with this wonderful entry. I am sure (if this is a true story) it wasn't funny for the MC. But, it certainly is a story for all ages!

God Bless you~
Martha Black01/20/12
I can almost feel my own face flamming as I imagine the embarrassment of this lady. Does she have the fortitude to turn this around with an ability to laugh at herself? She's doomed if she doesn't! Good job.
Ruth Tredway 01/20/12
Just when you want to make a good impression! Thanks for a fun story (not funny at the time, though.)
Cynthia Carter01/22/12
I absolutely loved it.
Brenda Rice 01/22/12
This actually happened to a church organist that I know. So well done. Thanks.
Linda Goergen01/23/12
I wonder if this is a true story, if so that poor lady sure got off to a humiliating start! I feel embarrassed for her just reading this. Well written.
Helen Curtis01/23/12
Every woman's worst nightmare come true! I'm glad you...ahem, I mean 'the MC' can laugh at it now! Well done!
Margaret Kearley 01/23/12
This is fantastic!! To put such a funny tale into a really good poem, is great - well done. Hope this does well!
Danielle King 01/23/12
I had a friend who walked from home into town with her skirt tucked into her knickers. There were hoots and waves from passing drivers but she waved back thinking they were admiring her cute bottom.
I was going to write about that, but you've done it so well in verse.
Verna Cole Mitchell 01/23/12
Delightfully funny poem!
Terry R A Eissfeldt 01/23/12
I'm sorry - but I'm still laughing....thanks! I needed that! Be blessed.
Rachel Phelps01/23/12
OH dear! What fun, and how awful for your MC. Great read.
Colin Swann01/24/12
Just hope that her husband preacher hadn't got his flies down that morning. Funny!
Geoffrey johnstone01/26/12
Yep. Been there, seen that.
You nailed it. LOL
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 12/20/12
When I saw you pop back onto the boards, I had to check out your name. I found this story and am surprised that I hadn't commented on it. You did a great job with this and had me giggling and blushing. It has many messages as it shows even Pastor's wife can make mistakes. I think the message I like the best I though it may have been embarrassing someone from there to here and to see the problem and reached out to help her. This was a great way to start the year and now that the year is nearing its end, this story is a delightful way to end a difficult and sad year because even though we may wonder how I we do need to move on and heal from the heartache for the families in New Town CT you gave me a bit of a respite and I thank you. When you think about the impact of your story, it really shows how powerful emotions can be.