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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Sizzle (05/02/13)

TITLE: Mystery Fire
By Graham Insley
05/08/13


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'Tis a comment from the Bible, one without an equal rival,
Tells us what to expect.
Just like they did to Jesus, that is how they'll also treat us,
In every way and aspect.

But it's all a part of His plan, for all within His clan,
It has purpose and a point.
To be holy is the aim, perfection is the gain,
For those He wishes to anoint.

The fuller's soap and bristle join with the fire's sizzle
To deal with carnal desire.
And I must be a willing to a bathing and a grilling,
To face the refiner's fire.

It's a little sacrifice, in the end it turns out wise,
When I spend time in His Word,
A very small price to pay, time invested in this way,
Enjoying His bread and curd.

But when laziness abounds the enemy surrounds,
Tries to steal away my joy.
That's when I must remember to never, ever surrender,
My Sword is not a child's toy.

So when revelation's a drizzle it's time to hear the sizzle,
Of the Lord I must enquire;
"What is it needs a changing, in my life needs rearranging,
Put through the refiner's fire?"

He'll take my hand and lead, He'll plant the precious seed,
Parables will show the way.
The seed will then sprout, new shoots will come on out,
Every morn a brand new day.

Romans twelve one and two, is what I then must do,
Don't need to tell me twice.
I'll climb upon that pyre for what I will acquire,
A willing and living sacrifice.

Burning off the flesh and gristle, splattering amidst the sizzle,
Sounds like a heavenly choir.
He loves the sweet aroma, burning flesh and willing donor,
Someone's in the refiner's fire.

And even though it's rather hot, boiling over in the pot,
The end result is very good.
So bring in some more kindling, don't be cheating or a swindling,
Bring in some logs of wood.

Let's get that fire a going, let's get those embers glowing,
Stack up that fire my friend.
Don't think of this minute, even though you're really in it,
Think of the glorious end.

The kettle begins to whistle, boil over and gives a sizzle,
Fuller's soap we now require.
You will come out like pure gold, like the Shannon Rose of old,
When you leave the refiner's fire.


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Mary Knoll Santos05/10/13
Profound. Skilled poetry-writing. Thank you for this inspiration.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 05/11/13
This is quite lovely and has incredible depth to it.I think different people might take different things from it and that is always a good thing.
Brenda Rice 05/14/13
Your poem is amazing. Deep thought went into it, I'm sure. Well done.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 05/16/13
Congratulations on ranking 7 in your level!