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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Savory to the Taste (07/26/12)

TITLE: Bitter Taste
By Wesley Hesketh
07/28/12


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Why have I left a bitter taste?
All my life has been a waste.
The emptiness I feel inside
It just feeds my foolish pride.

I say there is no God for me
That I must suffer endlessly.
My soul cries out in mortal rage
My life has been a darkened maze.

The things I do are not so good
I would stop them if I could.
But you see thereís just one thought
Itís sin nature and all it brought.

Resentment has built in me
Of why things sadly have to be.
My piece in lifeís a whirlpool
My actions make me out the fool.

Father forgive me when I doubt
That Iím lost with no way out
So much of Your time I waste
I think I cause that bitter taste

God take pleasure in seeing me
Start to see a change must be.
But I am lost as what to do
How can I see this through?

I have failed so many times
Trying to put things in a line
How can anyone be pleased
To see a man upon his knees.

But God has that specialness
To pull me out of all this mess
Add some things that turns me Ďround
Gives me a robe and a crown.

The bitterness has gone away
Sweet salvation here to stay.
It just took Godís caring hand
To make it so I can stand


Now I savor all my time
With a God I know is mine.
The soul-mixer stirs with care
A savory tastes are finally there

He blends in His sweetest love
He adds angels from above
Mixes in His lasting grace
It brings a smile to His face

I think Iím incomplete
Iím not spicy and not sweet
Iím how Iím supposed to be
Blended well for all to see.

How can I ever explain
Since Iíve met God Iím not the same.
I am a blended soul Heís made
At last at peace my soul is saved.


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Brenda Rice 08/02/12
I was drawn in to your poem right away. I felt the turmoil of your MC. Then I felt the MC's soul change. Good job.
Brenda Rice 08/02/12
I was drawn in to your poem right away. I felt the turmoil of your MC. Then I felt the MC's soul change. Good job.
Brenda Rice 08/02/12
I was drawn in to your poem right away. I felt the turmoil of your MC. Then I felt the MC's soul change. Good job.
Brenda Rice 08/02/12
Sorry. Don't know how I multiplied my comment.
CD Swanson 08/03/12
Beautiful and compelling poem. Thank you so much.

God bless~
Mildred Sheldon08/05/12
A truly beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing and God bless.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 08/06/12
I could really relate to this piece. It reminds me of some of the poems I write where I start in a dark place but then God leads me to the light. Very powerful.