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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Blowout (04/28/11)

TITLE: A Magnificent Anger
By Melanie Kerr
05/05/11


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I need to find a quiet place
Of solitude and peace
To still the storm that stirs within
Allow my cares to cease

How simple if I could just say
That Jesus is to blame
His actions donít explain away
My sharp and searing shame

I saw the upturned tables spill
The coins upon the floor
I heard His words of censure fall
Inflamed by what He saw

Iíd never talked, or spoke against
The temple market stalls
The sly, pernicious haggling
Within these holy walls

His anger was magnificent
His rage like blazing fire
To repossess on Godsí behalf
Godís house, Godís heartís desire

Such passion for the things of God
ĎMidst hearts that burn so cold
Among the quiet whispers strode
A man who spoke so bold

The market clamour now I see
Through His unblemished gaze
That holiness was forced to dwell
So close to crooked ways

I let the market happen never
Stood to halt the trade
My silence was acceptance, I
The Ageless One betrayed

The shrapnel from His words will be
Embedded deep inside
Iíll make my stand with passion now
When I and sin collide


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Helen Curtis05/08/11
A very well written reminder that our in-action is often as good as giving our approval to things that God does not. This makes me think especially of social injustices, and how we so very often justify situations based on the 'wisdom' of those who make the decisons. This is a wonderful reminder that we are in the world, but not of it, and that righteous anger is not a bad thing! Thanks and well done.
Beth LaBuff 05/09/11
A perfect Bible story for the topic AND you've done a magnificient job in writing this. Your word choices are excellent. GREAT work!!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 05/13/11
Congratulations for placing 9th in Masters and 13 overall!