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08/09/07
Hate to admit it, but this sounds a lot like some of my days at time. However, putting everyday pressures into verse helped to relieve some of the steam buildidng up in the pot. Got a lot out of this...thanks for sharing.
08/09/07
LOVE the imagery. This was an absolute pleasure to read (oh, and VERY convicting as well). You have given me a word picture I will not soon forget.
08/09/07
Your analogy is superb. I love your stanza about God's plans being the best. I had just read this morning in Proverbs 20:24 A man's steps are ordered by the Lord...
08/10/07
Well done. I wonder how many of us have missed such opportunities just because we thought it wasn't a good time.
08/10/07
"Now here I am, at pressure point
The lidís about to pop,
Considering my perfect plan
Not His to cause to stop."

I can really relate to this. Good message. Very nicely done.
08/10/07
Absolutely delightful Title, followed by a terrific, well written rhymed poem - which made alot of solid, good points. How could anyone spoil this creativity? (I'm sure you've already seen your "t" missing in thought)...so why should I add to your trauma of "flipping your lid," eh? Great Job! Really Neat! Loved it!
08/13/07
Delightfully written! Full of real life, everyday experience that shoots straight to the heart! This poem is 'right on'.
08/14/07
The poem is right on target and with a great lesson. Excellent writing.
08/14/07
I am not normally a person who gets much out of poetry, but this hit me right where I am lately...just simmering and ready to blow. Thank you for reminding me that those interruptions that make me want to scream are really God. This has a really nice flow. Great writing, greater message well said.
08/15/07
This was great. I loved it! I might have chosen a better 2nd line in the second stanza, though because "schedule" is hard to pronounce in 3 syllables.
Minor point, though. I did enjoy it and it was well written!
08/15/07
I will remember the title and remind myself of what God's intentions could be for me on any given day. Imagery that is lovely to read and remember!
08/15/07
Very well stated. I liked how this flowed with things that truly happpen. Great writing.
08/15/07
Now that was a fun way of delivering a very important message. I really like the rhythm of this piece. Good job!
11/30/07
Lynda, I'm going to feature this poem on the Front Page showcase for the week of Dec. 17. Look for it on the FW home page!
12/17/07
This is very well-written. I like all the cooking/heating allusions. Your title is great. Congrats on being the FW Frontpage showcase writer!
12/18/07
Loved this the first time I read it - and still do. Wonderful stuff, my friend - congrats for your showcase!
12/19/07
I wish I'd read this yesterday, boy was my pot black, but God spoke to me today and told me to apologize and I did and praise Jesus, I'm not even warm to the touch, let alone, boiling over. THANKS!
12/20/07
WOW! Glad I got to read this piece. Sounds like how my day started off...though it is staggering along at a much better rate now. ^_^ I like how the title set the scene for comparisions between life and cooking. "The Pot, red hot" was my favorite line. Great job! (Congrats on being in the showcase!)
12/21/07
Wonderful way to see God's plan in everyday happenings. Thanks a lot , will learn and apply it. Great poetry.
Irene
12/23/07
I liked this the first time I read it, and I still like it. Congratulations on it being featured.