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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Sightseeing (08/08/05)

TITLE: To See or Not to See
By DeAnna Brooks
08/12/05


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TO SEE OR NOT TO SEE


When clay lay dormant at the Potter's feet
Eyes perfect in design could not yet see.
God's own breath blew right in then
And eyes awoke, 'seeing' signed in.

Of all the sights Adam did behold
Seeing God's own face captured Adam's soul.
Through brightest day, in darkest night,
The Potter's way directed clay's true sight.

Adamic clay no other way could live,
But to step right out, all his trust to give.
For clay first knew ne'er to walk by sight
Faith-Seeing paved the Potter's path of light.

Into this realm of sweet Edenic bliss
Trouble came riding on a serpent's hiss.
Knowledge was sought, not known by clay before,
And sight-seeing walked through doubt's open door.

That tree looked good; the fruit smelled so sweet.
Faith-seeing tasted now its first defeat.
With pleasure's bite bitter juice did run;
Little did they know the fight had just begun.

Though sight-seeing grew then in Adamic clay
It wasn't planted there in the 'good' of day.
Before juice ran from that forbidden bite
Adam knew faith-seeing as his soulís delight.

Now the battle raged on through those days of yore
ĎTil it stands today at your own soulís door.
If of sight-seeingís pathway you chose to partake
You must surely understand itís faithís way you forsake.

You see, the way of seeing is left for you to choose.
But know if sight-seeing wins, thereís so much to lose.
Those moments sight-seeing looks like your way to peace
Take another look, itís but a temporal lease.

When you find yourself standiní in front of Edenís tree
And sight-seeing wants your true compass to be
Remember the Potter and that Edenic clay,
Put sight-seeing to rest, that faith may guard your way.


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Shari Armstrong 08/19/05
Nicely done :)
Debra Bowers08/21/05
I really liked your choice of words and creativity! "Well Done"
Theresa Veach08/22/05
Absolutely beautiful; what a spin on the phrase "sight-seeing" comparing it to how we are (and were meant) to live by "faith-seeing." Inspired piece. Thanks for sharing.
Gloria Laroza T.08/22/05
DeAnna, congratulations for being one of the Editor's Choice winners! You deserved it! Very well-written poem . I always admire your wide vocabulary and how you harmonize words to make us think deeply and more focused on God. Blessings, Gloria
Crista Darr08/24/05
Great Biblical truth in beautiful prose. Welcome back to the Writing Challenge DeAnna. Outstanding work!