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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Shopping (03/01/07)

TITLE: Store Of Truth
By Laurie Glass
03/03/07


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I strategize all day and night,
Devising ways to suck folks in,
Deceive, manipulate, coerce,
Entice consumers into sin.

With my malicious, sneaky ways,
Find victims for my vicious scheme,
With some the sale is hard to make,
But most buy into anything.

I cover stench with fragrance sweet,
And camouflage corrupt display,
Play music to mislead, ensnare,
So once they’re in the store, they’ll stay.

Stock heinous lies and fiendish fears,
The most seductive way I’ve found
To keep folks in my darkened store -
Hold hostages and sales abound.

Espy another trusting soul
Who’s sure to be an easy prey,
Soft touch will easily be duped,
Believe the falsehoods that I say.


Oh no you don’t, not int’rested,
Won’t buy what you are selling me!
Refuse to fall for such a scam,
Through sneaky tactics I can see.

Won’t be deceived you swindling cheat,
So keep your sales pitch to yourself,
You ruthless salesman, just give up,
Your lies can stay there on the shelf!

I’ll shop in Heavenly Boutique
Where beauty’s deeper than display,
Aroma’s sweeter than perfume,
With ample light to guide my way.

Shelves stocked with truth and purity,
Bins overflow with love and grace,
Where wondrous hope and peace abound,
Rich holy presence in this place.

An honest salesman always here,
Trust HIM to sell me anything,
I’ll only shop in Store of Truth,
Conduct my business with the King!


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Marilyn Schnepp 03/08/07
"This poem about shopping
is more than just "WOW!"
It could get an ovation
from even 'ole Simon Cowell."

I'm willing to bet on it! Truly a great poetic masterpiece about Truth. Kudos.
Linda Watson Owen03/08/07
Yes, I echo the Wow! This is right on target and uses a very familiar image, shopping, to get across a deep, deep spiritual truth. Great writing!
Loren T. Lowery03/08/07
Put in this descriptive way - where else could we ever want to shop? Good job.
Verna Cole Mitchell 03/10/07
Excellent poem--excellent message!
Myrna Noyes03/11/07
Well-written, clever poem! Great message, too! :)
Jacquelyn Horne03/12/07
Interesting take on shopping. Good poem.
Leigh MacKelvey03/12/07
Very creative poem. I liked the sepeartion fo evil and truth by your use of different type.
Allison Egley 03/13/07
Oh, very good. It reminded me a bit of the book "The Screwtape Letters" by C.S. Lewis.
Rita Garcia03/13/07
Clever, creative and one of my top five this week!! Great entry!!
Pat Guy 03/15/07
Wow! This was great! I loved the message, the format - just everything! Kudos girl! ;)