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Topic: The Writer's Challenge (NOT the FaithWriters Challenge) (06/10/10)
TITLE: The Qualifying Race
By Linda Germain
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On your markÖ
The ink is low, Iím out of dough
Iíve lost my muse, not paid my dues
Iím stuck on pause, too many flaws
Iím on my knees. Do-overÖPLEASE!
Iím sick, Iím weak, canít make the leap
My stomachís turned, my candleís burned
Canít do it now, do not know how
I must confess thereíll be a mess.
The deadline looms but nothing blooms
What made me think I would not blink
When challenge came and called my name?
I cry, I plead, I sweat, I bleed
Push comes to shove with editís glove
I wail, I gripeÖbut still I type
Through tears I sail, just sure Iíll fail
But once begun itís soon all done
Itís in on time, things work out fine
I did my best and passed the test
My storyís told, and even sold
I smile, I cheer, and then I hear
Re-Wind: On your markÖ
I might have known my coverís blown
ManÖthis is tough, they want more stuff
I re-ignite and dare to write
Though rest-assured Iím more matured
Another trial confronts my style
Not scared to try a bar set high
I plunge right in to start my spin
Bring on the test, Iím feeling blessed
Thereís no debate, I must create
Itís from my heart, itís for my art
So round and round it goes and goes
And where Iíll stopÖGod only knows.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
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