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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: White (10/29/09)

TITLE: Sad You See or Fair I See
By Clyde Blakely
11/03/09


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My whitewashed tomb I lie within
Thankful no eyes can penetrate
Otherís just see my outward grin
Insideís nothing to celebrate

He teaches in the temple each noon
No finger does He point at me
Then whyís my whole heart filled with gloom
I know He sees my blaspheme

For itís outward I praise my god
Inward I wish Heíd go away
Confusion reigns, Iím in a fog
His every word brings dismay

Others humble themselves to Him
They think His words will make them clean
Guaranteed to take away sin
Are they mad or having a dream

How can one make others clean, white
Fools they are, they donít understand
They wish they may, they wish they might
No, God canít change the heart of man

Can they see something I do not
They know so little of Godís word
Nay, why should I as well be caught
When years of training have occurred

I see others become as new
With sin how can I become whole
My whitewashed tombís now in full view
He looks at me, He knows I know

I must go now, leave Him behind
Why is my heart racing within
Can I escape Him in my mind
His perfect love transcends my sin

Turning, running, bowing, crying
He reaches down raising me to stand
My old self I feel is dying
Loveís pure love from the Son of man


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Carol Penhorwood 11/07/09
I love the emotion behind the words!
Patricia Turner11/08/09
I thought about using this same theme - you did a much better job than I would have with it. I like the word play of your title too. A very nice piece.
Brenda Shipman 11/10/09
What a neat application of the topic! Such an interesting perspective - observing Christ through the eyes of one of the "white-washed tombs" (which could be any one of us!). I was a bit confused with the title. I understand the "Sad You See", but not the "Fair I See". Terrific insights with the theme. Good job!