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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Much Ado about Nothing (not about the play) (07/28/11)

TITLE: the preacher's last sermon
By Jim McWhinnie
08/01/11


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The ladies of the Church were aghast,
at the happenings of the Sunday past,
when the preacher had told
with a sanctified scold,
that this would be his sermon, last.

He’d grown tired of the gossips’ mean word,
and all of the falsehoods he’d heard,
all the complaining and moaning,
all the whining and groaning,
and all the scandal they often inferred.

“Enough of all this!” the preacher declared,
this sermon for you I’ve prepared,
that you will finally hear,
that the Lord’s angry and near,
and your sins will be shockingly bared!

“Oh, my!” was the gasp that spread through the pews,
when they heard this terrible news,
“The Lord doth return,
and His ways we did spurn,
and we haven’t given God all His dues!”

The preacher roared that day with a holy fire,
and leveled all souls with his ire,
and the people did weep,
tossed and turned in their sleep,
until a new preacher they found and did hire.



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Anita Vander Elst08/05/11
Oh my! So admire folks who can rhyme and tell a story too. Wasn't expecting that twist in the last line! Nicely done!
Juliette Chamberlain-Bond08/06/11
He certainly told that congregation!
Gossip and backbiting are the bane of so many fellowships.
The storyline is excellent but the actual construction would improve with a little 'leveling out.'
Verna Cole Mitchell 08/06/11
Great story poem! (Probably my gossiping ladies were among the congregation.)
Noel Mitaxa 08/07/11
I feel a touch of sadness at the temporary repentance of the gossips who found another preacher, so they could continue their smallmindedness.
Colin Swann08/07/11
I enjoyed this fun rhyme. That's the answer get yourself a new preacher!
Linda Goergen08/09/11
Really GOOD preaching in this rhyme! And it is so true and sad that churches will bring in preachers that pacify them!

Just wondering though: why all the stories and poems seem to make it gossiping "ladies" ???? LOL I think men are just as guilty, listen to some of their coffee clutch talk! LOL