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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Once in a Blue Moon (01/06/11)

TITLE: A small voice asks
By Pastor Proud
01/13/11


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Donít bug me, Iím being bad,
Drunken nights dispel my sad.
Smoking and surfing on the net,
And kissing girls that I just met.
No! I wonít call them next day,
Just canít help it, I like to stray.
A small voice asks me all too soon.
Do you dream of goodness?
Maybe once, in a blue moon.

Mumís sickness wonít go away,
Doctors say sheíll die one day,
Quite soon. But Iím stuck here,
Far away, with my cold beer.
I love her and I should go back,
Is it duty or guilt attack?
A small voice asks me all too soon,
Is there a purpose in this?
No! Itís like the Devilís kiss.

Iím here with mum. Good son,
Doing things I should have done,
long ago. Reminded of the past,
Happy childhoods never last.
Chain smoking but healing hurts,
Being with mum and ironing shirts.
A small voice asks me all too soon,
Is it a blessing, your time with mother?
I cherish mum more than any other.


Then I meet her, ballroom dance,
Hair in a sunbeam, me in a trance.
Mum is gone, but who is this?
Sheís far too nice, for a casual kiss.
Goes to church, reads the Book,
Wonít give me a second look.
A small voice asks me all too soon.
Still in the mood for casual flings?
No! I feel the call to nicer things.

At last she has agreed to date,
Iím so happy, can hardly wait.
Will we kiss? Hmm, not sure. Anyway,
Thereís more than that in her allure.
Can you believe she got me thinking?
Iím studying Bible and hardly drinking.
A small voice asks me all too soon:
Donít you miss your sinful ways?
No! Iím looking out at better days.

Iíve read the bible, page to page,
And working for some extra wage.
Sitting in church thought ďlots to buyĒ,
Including a ring that made her cry.
Our faith in God our binding thread,
My girl and me are getting wed!
The Holy Spirit asks me all too soon.
Back then, did you know it was me?
Gosh! Not once, in a blue moon.

Thanks God! I owe everything to you.


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Nanci Rubin01/15/11
A lovely story of how the Holy Spirit will woo us to the Lord. Much enjoyed this.
Sydney Avey01/16/11
A boy's coming of age in a poem. I like the way you transition the boy's love for his mother to his more mature love for his future mate. Lovely, really.
Glynis Becker 01/16/11
Great rhythm and I love the journey the mc goes through in so few words. Well done!
diana kay01/18/11
i enjoyed this poem :-) i liked the repetition of the non- rhyming small voice intruding into the rhyming couplets and breaking up the rhythm, very clever and in the last verse replacing the general with the Holy Spirit as the writer becomes aware of the true nature of that voice.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 01/20/11
I really enjoyed this poetic ride. It gave me quite a bit of insight on the MC.Congratulations for placing 8th in level 3.