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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: At Witís End (02/13/14)

TITLE: Crazy Things
By Sharon Eastman
02/18/14


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Crazy Things

Iím at my wits end with celebrity news
About sinful pleasures, about pompous views.
The public adores them and copies their styles
Of glittering hairdos and white, toothy smiles.

Iím at my wits end with obscene TV shows
With strutting starlets in very tight clothes,
With daddies portrayed stupid, not bright,
With cops and gangsters, who shoot through the night.

Iím at my wits end of folks living together,
Who arenít even married Ė donít care whatsoever.
God hates this sin of dire fornication!
It ruins families, the strength of our nation.

Iím at my wits end with homosexual rights Ė
Coming out of the closet with pride of their plights.
Their mocking of marriage is ungodly to me;
Applause of this action is a ďgayĒ travesty.

Iím at my wits end with slick politicians,
Who smile as they state their wicked positions.
They promise the world to the poor and the needy.
When all that they do is cheat and be greedy.

Iím at my wits with our justice system
That heralds the criminal and not the victim.
No mercy displayed to the innocent crowd Ė
A slap on the wrist to the evil and proud.

Iím at my wits end of folks twisting Godís Word
To fit situations that are sinful and blurred.
Verses are used to excuse their ďfunĒ folly,
And the Holy Spirit seems senseless and jolly.

Oh Lord, When are you coming to set things aright
On a glorious cloud, a glorious sight?
The evil of this world will be history
Because youíre at wits end with humanity!


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Wendy B McLain 02/20/14
I applaud this poem! Wow! Fantastic rhythm and absolute dead on accuracy about the plight of our nation today.

I hope you win Editor's Choice. Truly dynamite!

God bless~

Wendy

Toni Hammer 02/20/14
Good rhythm, very passionate, a solid poem. However... I disagree with the idea that the Lord who wants all to come to Him is at his wit's end with humanity. I imagine He'll be feeling some sorrow when He returns rather than frustration. It makes me sad to think about that.

I'm sorry. I shouldn't criticize or bring up theology. I liked this poem. You are a talented poet indeed.
CD Swanson 02/22/14
Great commentary of the current happenings in this world.

Excellent job!

God bless~
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/24/14
I think you did a fine job with this piece. I like how you stayed true to your beliefs and presented them in the way you did. That can take a lot of courage in this day of politically correctness.

I did notice you left out the apostrophe in wit's end and the last two rhymes seemed a bit forced to me, but I'm the first to admit that I don't always hear the rhythm and rhyme like others do so that could totally be on me.

You did a great job of writing on topic. You really nailed it and your piece is the type that will make people stop and think and that is always a good thing.
CD Swanson 02/27/14
Congratulations!

God bless~
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/27/14
Congratulations on ranking 3rd in your level and 30 overall! The highest rankings can be found on the message boards.