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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Snap (09/04/08)

TITLE: Snap Out Of It--Or Else
By Charla Diehl
09/09/08


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Feigning innocent, Evil played
Upon the heartstrings God had made.
Along the shore, the moon glowed bright,
She walked alone, confused tonight.

Deceit hoped evil seeds to sow
Then yank her in its undertow,
This is my chance, I see sheís weak,
Sheíll listen to the thoughts I speak.


Spewing lies, setting deadly traps,
He smirked as her frayed heartstrings snapped.
Cackles polluted the salty air--
Broken, she eased into his snare.

Shivering cold she was entranced,
Upon her heart the devil danced.
Your worth totals less than nil--
Her captorís voice meant to kill.

When surging waters rose and hissed,
Truth grabbed His daughter from the mist,
Her saddened mind had snapped it seemed,
He came that she would be redeemed.

My child, He wept, Iíll bring you peace
Once heavy burdens you release.

She sobbed and shook beneath her shame.
Iíll love you always, He explained.

In faith restored by heavenís power
She gave to God her darkest hour.
Drowsy waves brushed moonlit sands
The night she held her Fatherís hands.


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Sunny Loomis 09/11/08
Beautifully written poem. Lovely setting, but evil is there. Just the deceit the devil uses. Nice ending. Very well done. Thanks.
Colin Swann09/17/08
This is what I call a real poem - it rhymes. I can't get my head round poems that don't ryhme.

Thanks for a lovely read.
Beth LaBuff 09/23/08
Charla -- your writing is poetic and powerful . And this, "Shivering cold she was entranced, -- Upon her heart the devil danced. -- Your worth totals less than nil-- Her captorís voice meant to kill." Wow! I love your message of hope, "Drowsy waved brushed moonlit sands -- The night she held her Father's hands." This is wonderfully written.