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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: End Times (02/27/14)

TITLE: Don't Buy The Lie
By Wendy B McLain


Beast technology making its mark
Inception—deception deceitfully dark
Clever—concealed—concise the plan
Evoking embedding of every man

RFID Chip coming our way
Encroaching—reproaching without delay
Forehead or hand donning its brand
Compliance/Defiance—you will not stand

Take it—leave it—the game is in play
Murdered or martyred either way
Criminal—cynical—crucial the plot
Every last man on earth will be sought

Marionette minions his task to deploy
Despiteful—deleterious—disdained yet so coy
Powers that be—The Prodder’s Tool
Collectively castigating toward the Beast’s rule

Daniel the prophet’s voluminous vision
Historically heralds’ upcoming derision
Jesus Christ’s Revelation revealed
Copious coalescence converging—unsealed

Prophetic events jumping off pages
Time is short—the enemy rages
God’s grace grants—propitiation
Don’t buy into Lucifer’s—initiation

… If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, ¹⁰The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: Revelation 14:9-10 KJV

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CD Swanson 03/08/14
Well-done and on topic.

God bless~
Larry Whittington03/09/14
you have a way with words greater than I.

Yes, we must enter through the narrow gate and faithfully walk the narrow road not allowing the cares of life to distract and lead us from the heavenly goal.

Good to see such a unique use of and arrange of words.
Toni Hammer 03/10/14
Poetry is an obvious strong point of yours and this is no exception. Great stuff. To me the last line didn't need the -- but that's just my opinion.
Maura J. Merrigan03/11/14
I loved this! Well written! Good aabb rhyme! I wouldn't have used the - either, probably commas , but thats the beauty of poetry we can be unique. Also "cleverly" instead of clever would ring back to iambic pentameter and out of the 8 syllables as you have a couple of lines just with 8.
I really enjoyed this though! Think its a win!
lynn gipson 03/11/14
Excellent rhyming. I got lost on the syllable counts though. I like the message and your words are beyond my vocabulary. Stunning how you brought them all together. Good Job!
lynn gipson 03/13/14
Congratulations on your fine win. I am thrilled for you, Wendy. You are a fine poet!
CD Swanson 03/13/14
Congrats! God bless~
Toni Hammer 03/13/14
Congrats girl!
Wendy B McLain 03/13/14
Thank you all so much for your comments. I just love our FW's family!

I have been so busy and unable to read entries and leave comments the last couple of weeks but I sincerely thank each of you for taking the time to comment on mine.

I'll make it up in the upcoming quarter.
LaVonne Wood03/13/14
Maura J. Merrigan03/13/14
Congrats! I knew this was a winner!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 03/14/14
Although poetry isn't my favorite genre, you did a brilliant job with this piece. The rhythm and flow felt quite natural. Your message profound and spot on topic. Congratulations on ranking 2nd in your level and 21 overall. The highest rankings can be found on the message boards. Also, if you haven't had a chance to check out Jan's Writing Basics on the message boards,I would urge you to do so over the break. They are for all levels of writers. You already have some amazing talent, and I believe her tips will propel you upward even more. She is great about answering every post, even older threads and I believe she has one on poetry as well. You have amazing talent already and I do look forward to seeing your pieces each week. Again congratulations!