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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Write in the POETRY genre (05/17/07)

TITLE: Wisdom Rap
By Helen Paynter
05/21/07


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Wisdom Rap

Oh Wisdom! (yeah) Letís do the wisdom rap.
Donít listen to the liars, donít fall into their trap.
Donít drink the wine of folly, donít gorge yourself on pap.
Find Wisdom (yeah) and do the wisdom rap.

Sheís regent, monarch, reigns supreme,
More brilliant than rubies -
She is the Queen!

Be faithful to her, prize, embrace;
For constancy sheíll give you
A crown of grace.

Oh Wisdom! (yeah) Letís do the wisdom rap.
Donít listen to the liars, donít fall into their trap.
Donít drink the wine of folly, donít gorge yourself on pap.
Find Wisdom (yeah) and do the wisdom rap.

Take notice, seek her, heed her speech.
Her counsel will protect you,
Her whispers teach.

Her prudent words are godly truth.
Adopt them as your pattern
While in your youth.

Oh Wisdom! (yeah) Letís do the wisdom rap.
Donít listen to the liars, donít fall into their trap.
Donít drink the wine of folly, donít gorge yourself on pap.
Find Wisdom (yeah) and do the wisdom rap.

Her words pervade the market square,
ĎHow long will fools hate knowledge?
But fools Ė beware!í

Abundant life is in her voice;
Reject the crooked pathways Ė
For Wisdomís choice.

Oh Wisdom! (yeah) Letís do the wisdom rap.
Donít listen to the liars, donít fall into their trap.
Donít drink the wine of folly, donít gorge yourself on pap.
Find Wisdom (yeah) and do the wisdom rap.

But blind fools bend their steps away,
And Wisdomís precepts disobey;
So Wisdom came in human dress -
Godís Word - Godís message to express.
With grace and truth the Word was filled -
So fools took arms and had him killed.



From Proverbs chapters 1-5; John 1


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Janice Fitzpatrick05/24/07
This is so cool! Reminds me of a rap-hip-hop type of christian song I wrote. I really like this! God bless. Good job!
Jacquelyn Horne05/24/07
Wonderful message here. Really enjoyed reading this.
Dixie Phillips 05/24/07
Would love to hear this put to music!
Jan Ackerson 05/24/07
This is so clever! Very rhythmic and, well, rappish. I can virtually hear the vinyl slipping in the background and the mic'ed mouth sounds. Perfectly rendered rap (as far as this middle-aged country gal can tell!)
Cassie Memmer05/24/07
Wow! This is true rap. I can hear this being performed by a Christian artist! You need to investigate that. I would have never thought of such a thing. This is really good, great message too. Full of truth.
Maxx .05/24/07
woo-hoo! another FW rap! I love it! Nice thing is that there is such truth behind these rap lyrics. Way to be bold! Well done!
Rhonda Clark 05/25/07
Great job. I could see Toby Mac performing something like this.
Debbie OConnor05/25/07
Excellent. Love the message, could mostly follow the rhythm (I'm not a rap fan, so that may very well be a personal problem). However, not being a rap fan, I love this. There are many young people who are who need messages like this. Great job.
Lynda Lee Schab 05/28/07
OK, so I'm really not much into rap but this is so cool! And the words were awesome (well, I guess if it was cool, the words would have to be the awesome part, since there's really no music involved, right? LOL). There definitely should be more raps like this one. Well done! (yeah!)
Benjamin Graber05/29/07
I'm not into rap, but I had to smile at your adaption of Proverbs 1-5 into rap. I really liked that last stanza, too.
Great job!
Verna Cole Mitchell 05/29/07
Excellently done! I believe the way this is presented has real appeal for the younger set, and though I haven't qualified for that in a loooooong time, I enjoyed it very much!
TJ Nickel05/30/07
Very interesting. I'm one who thinks there is something to considering rappers of the recent years to be potential Psalters. I liked your adaptation and rhyming scheme, and was so glad to see you incorporate a repetitive verse (yeah). That verse felt out of date to me, but in the end, I was just glad you put it in.