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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 mark…
The ink is low, I’m out of dough
I’ve lost my muse, not paid my dues
I’m stuck on pause, too many flaws
I’m on my knees. Do-over…PLEASE!
I’m sick, I’m weak, can’t make the leap
My stomach’s turned, my candle’s burned
Can’t do it now, do not know how
I must confess there’ll 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 edit’s glove
I wail, I gripe…but still I type
Through tears I sail, just sure I’ll fail
But once begun it’s soon all done
It’s in on time, things work out fine
I did my best and passed the test
My story’s told, and even sold
I smile, I cheer, and then I hear
Re-Wind: On your mark…
I might have known my cover’s blown
Man…this is tough, they want more stuff
I re-ignite and dare to write
Though rest-assured I’m 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, I’m feeling blessed
There’s no debate, I must create
It’s from my heart, it’s for my art
So round and round it goes and goes
And where I’ll stop…God 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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