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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Illustrate the meaning of "Don't Cut off Your Nose to Spite Your Face" (without using the actual phrase or litera (02/14/08)

TITLE: A MEETING OF THE BODY
By Rebecca O'Connor
02/14/08


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The body showed up for a meeting
Coffee was served with a greeting
All present and accounted for
I think we are here with no more…

But there’s a seat no one chose
There is one missing. Where is Nose?
Has any seen him…please do tell
How do we sense it without smell?

Hands were busy touching life
Feet were fleeing from all strife
Eyes were viewing all they could see
Oh, but where could that Nose be?

Heart was occupied with love
Fingers touching God above
Knees were bent in fervent prayer
Body seemed safe without care

But what of Nose, no one knew
So to the Mouth they all drew
Mouth opened and a whisper came
“I’m not sure who it is to blame”

Let us hurry to the Ear
If any Nose, he will hear
We’re all related to the face
But Nose is not in usual place

Maybe Nose is in a tiff?
May we discern without The Sniff?
What is a Nose out of joint,
But amputation with no point!

The body needs to work together
Rain or shine or any weather
Never a cold Shoulder be
Nor let a grudge come unto thee

So, Body, listen; listen well
This is the story I will tell
This meeting had a happy close
Except, that is, for Mr. Nose!


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LauraLee Shaw02/21/08
How creative is this!!!! If we in the Body of Christ hold a grudge, then we spite our own selves. Very out of the box and insightful. Love it!
Jan Ackerson 02/23/08
Extremely clever, and fun to read.

May be a little bit too close to the actual saying, perhaps? But an effective allegory nevertheless.
Denise Pienaar02/26/08
Interesting and amusing take on the topic. I enjoyed reading it.
Debbie Wistrom02/26/08
So clever, I loved the pace and the ideas of this piece.
Beth LaBuff 02/26/08
You have a lot of good thoughts... I liked this especially,
"Heart was occupied with love
Fingers touching God above
Knees were bent in fervent prayer
Body seemed safe without care"

Then your mention of the "cold shoulder", and "the nose out of joint" was just plain fun. Thanks for writing this. Keep working!