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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Christmas Cooking/Baking (not recipes) (10/16/08)

TITLE: A Christmas Recipe
By Melanie Kerr
10/16/08


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Begin with a night, so silent and still
Across the expanse a million stars spill
Cast into the heavens a star really bright
That fair draws the eye, with radiant light

Stir in a stable, a mother with child
A manger to lay him with hay freshly piled
A father to watch them, a smile on his face
Amazed to be part of God's glorious grace

Fold into the mixture a trio of kings
Complete with their camels and valuable things
Empty the gold, frankincense, myrrh
Hearts full of worship and gently stir

A pinch of shepherds, and handful of sheep
On a Bethlehem hillside sharp and steep
Blend in a choir with a heavenly tune
In the warm silver glow of a cold winter moon

Generously spread a dollop of joy
Lashings of laughter for a Saviour boy
Sprinkle with wishes for peace on the earth
Liberally douse with a belly of mirth

Cook in a prophecy, a secret foretold
Wrapped in a promise, spoken of old
Simmer and watch tepid hearts start of glow
Bear witness as mustard seed faith starts to grow

Dole out a portion to each hungry soul
That fills hollow hearts and makes all men whole
A dish to remember as each year goes by
The taste in our tongues no money can buy


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Sherri Ward10/23/08
I can almost see God stirring it all together. Great read!
LauraLee Shaw10/23/08
Wowzer, this is creative and masterfully written!
Beth LaBuff 10/23/08
You have a LOT of wonderful things in this, my favorite "the warm silver glow of a cold winter moon." Great writing!
Joanne Sher 10/24/08
This is absolutely gorgeous. I can see this as a coffee table book, complete with beautiful illustrations.
Debbie Roome 10/25/08
A lovely creative way of telling the Christmas story.
Laury Hubrich 10/26/08
This is EXCELLENT!
Colin Swann10/26/08
A lovely christmas bake. ENJOYED! I think the judges should be able to get passed you title.
Verna Cole Mitchell 10/27/08
I love the creativity in your excellent poem. A second read is as good as a second helping of dessert.
Angela M. Baker-Bridge10/28/08
Very unique approach. Each line is laced with rich truth and imagery.
Sally Hanan10/28/08
This one could easily make it into a big magazine. Lovely work!
Celeste Ammirata10/29/08
Wow. This is excellent. I felt my heart rate calm just a bit with this piece. Wonderful!
Leah Nichols 10/30/08
This is a beautiful symbolic poem. I too could see it as a great "coffee table" book. Nice work!
Dianne Janak10/30/08
Absolutely beautiful..
CONGRATS on your EC WIN!
Jean Thornberry10/30/08
This is AWESOME! Congratulations on your well deserved win! May God use this piece to feed many a hungry soul. Amen!
Pamela Kliewer10/30/08
A wonderful and delightful read. Congratulations on your EC win!
Jason Swiney10/30/08
Brilliantly done - Congrats of an EC first place!
Catrina Bradley 10/30/08
Mmmm, sounds like the perfect mix. Congratulations!
Connie Dixon10/31/08
Amazing! This is truly a Christmas gift to anyone who reads it. Thank you!
Beth LaBuff 10/31/08
Congrats on placing with these beautiful, poetic thoughts!
CJ Raney11/01/08
Beautiful poem. Congratulations!
Peter Stone11/02/08
Beautiful take on the topic. Flows so well and reveals so many aspects of that night and what it means to all of us.
Joshua Janoski11/04/08
I wish I was capable of writing poetry this amazing. So deserving of its top win. :)
Charla Diehl 11/05/08
A well deserved win on this beautiful poem. Congratulations.