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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Cup - 10-25-12 Deadline (10/18/12)

TITLE: A Bitter Chalice
By lynn gipson
10/21/12


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God handed Christ
A chalice of price
Jesus looked in
And saw only sin

Daunting to Him
A substance so grim
Dark and fearful
Leaving Him tearful

Jesus is pure
He will endure
Born of Godís making
Faith without breaking

He asks for the will
Of His Father still
Leading the Son
Godís will be done

The answer comes
Jesus succumbs
To His certain fate
From those who hate

Accepting for us
Acting on purpose
Becoming our sin
Suffering within

Bitter the taste
Of lives of waste
As dregs are taken
By One forsaken

Bearing His cross
At a deadly cost
Upon a dark hill
By His Fatherís will

He took the pain
Bled the stain
Of moral gravity
A world of depravity

As Jesus cries
Before He dies
For everymanís soul
Skies turn cold

He asks forgiveness
For those who give less
Without heart or love
For our Father above

At last He gives up
Yielding His cup
Humanityís malice
A bitter chalice


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Janice Wappel10/25/12
I thought you did a great job with this poem. I liked the flow of words all the way to the end. Thanks for sharing your talent with words in the form of a poem.
CD Swanson 10/25/12
So many great touching poems in the challenge this week, yours included. I loved it your words, they touched my heart.

God bless~
Llewelyn Stevenson 10/25/12
I liked the poem, though I found it a little difficult to read. Nicely thought out.
Allison Egley 10/27/12
Nice job. Normally I think of rhyming for less serious poems, but you made it work.

My only "critique" if you want to call it that is that a LOT of people did something about the cup of Christ in some form. Generally speaking, if it seems like an obvious choice, especially for a Christian site,you can bet others will have the same idea. There are ways to make the same general idea unique too, though.

I liked this poem. Nice job.
Marie Hearty 10/28/12
A great reminder of what our Saviour did for us. A nice poem.

God bless!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 10/30/12
This is a lovely piece. It flowed effortlessly. Though it may not be an out of the box story it is still lovely and has a powerful message. It touched my heart and left me feeling blessed.
Myrna Noyes10/31/12
Wonderful message in this poem! Your title was intriguing and appropriate to your theme. Nice job! :)
Ellen Carr 11/01/12
This is a thoughtful poem about the greatest of subjects and well on topic. Thanks.