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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Outlandish (05/19/11)

TITLE: Double Dutch Wordplay
By Cheryl von Drehle
05/23/11


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Five:
I thought about that fiddlin’ cat
The moon and cow and all of that
A sporting fish land out in a dish
I think they ran away in a hat?

Ten:
There is a dishy land out there
A land of royal people fair
A fantasy place of magic and grace
Sweet smells and sounds caress the air

Fifteen:
If you can dish it out in teenage land
And shrug it off like a grain of sand
You might survive the stinging hive
And get to join a grungy band

Twenty:
Outlandish is my brand of things
Tattoos and jewels and gold nose rings
Stay out all night no clue what’s right
Leave all my roots and spread my wings

Thirty:
I land out in a sinkful of dishes and say
Somewhere I must have wandered astray
But a child’s kiss brings endless bliss
And then I believe it will all be okay

Fifty:
The outlandish and foolish give way to some peace
A semblance of wisdom helps restlessness cease
At the very core there opens a door
An offering of grace and joyous release

Eighty:
The ultimate dish in the land out there
A banquet of joy far exceeding fair
Outlandish grace to end the race
I come to the dance with the Kingly heir


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Leola Ogle 05/26/11
Delightful prose! Absolutely loved it! God bless!
Linda Goergen05/27/11
I really enjoyed this poem, the progression of thoughts and images of the different ages and stages of life done in a lighthearted way. Enjoyed the way your wove in the word/words, out-land-dish in every stanza, in varied ways. Perfect title for your poem! Good job!
Sydney Avey05/29/11
You've captured the process of maturing and the growth of faith in an amazing (and outlandish) way!
Lisa Fowler05/31/11
Fantastic! Almost makes me wish for eighty... almost! Thanks for sharing.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 06/02/11
This is beautiful, although I must admit it took mea bit to get through my thick head that the numbers were an age. I loved the journey you took me on and the rhythm and rhyme seemed to flow effortlessly.

Congratulations for ranking 7th in level three!