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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: The Inner Person (09/09/10)

TITLE: <b> QUINTESSENTIAL REBEL</b >
By Lillian Rhoades
09/12/10


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Quintessential Rebel


My mind swings far to the left of center,
Radically indifferent to stark reality.
From deep within a clarion cry bursts forth,
It can be done.

Determination beckons me to embrace the impossible.
Hope shoulders my weakness, strengthens my resolve,
Fells the field of uncertainty,
Calms the winds of adversity.

It can be done, for now an empty canvas,
Awaits the first strokes of possibilities,
Potential shapes, forms and brilliant color,
That transform the unknown.

Unyielding words, etched in courage, sweep across the horizon
of inevitability,
Emblazons my spirit, empowers me to believe.
An indomitable spirit that rests on the will to prevail,
That hopes to find at the end of a road less traveled,
A Victor's reward.

It can be done rejects the idle place,
Refuses to sit out the crisis, to avoid the challenge,
To tap dance around hard decisions,
To wander in the wilderness of wistful thinking,
Where doubt lurks, a blood thirsty predator,
Seeking to destroy the will and the well of hope
That springs eternal from deep within.

It can be done leaves predictability and
acceptability behind.
Coasts in the murky waters of extreme pursuits,
Aware of danger, yet unafraid
To float on uncharted seas, untried, untested,
Or flirt with the negative.

Like an innocent virgin,
Seeking pleasure, but accepting pain,
I am forever beholden to the rebel in me.


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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 09/17/10
You used such intense and descriptive words. It really showed the rebellious nature of your inner self. It was an interesting read.
Genia Gilbert09/18/10
Sounds like the "pressing on" spirit of the apostle Paul. Deep thought and great inner view.
Christina Banks 09/21/10
I enjoyed your descriptions in this poem. Nicely done.
Kristin Slavik09/21/10
Strong descriptive writing - Good Job!
Ruth Brown 09/21/10
Wow, this poem is teaming with a strong will. Very much the rebel's song! Well done. May God Bless you as you continue to write. Ruth
Genia Gilbert09/23/10
Congrats!!! Well deserved EC.
Patricia Turner09/23/10
Oh! Excellent! Congratulations on your first place EC!
Loren T. Lowery09/23/10
Powerful words and message, told beautifully. Congratulations with your win with this poem.
Christina Banks 09/23/10
Congratulations on your well-deserved 1st place!
Troy Manning09/23/10
Motivating & nicely done. Congratulations Lillian!
Angela M. Baker-Bridge09/23/10
Very well done. Congrats and keep that inner passion going!
Terra Middleton09/23/10
Congratulations on the EC win--your poem is excellent. I wish I could write poetry, but a poet I am not.
Charla Diehl 09/24/10
Congratulations on taking first place with this thought-provoking, passionate poem. Enjoyed the creative writing thoughtout this great piece.