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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Our Mutual Friend (not about the book) (09/15/11)

TITLE: two old men in their dusty sandals
By Jim McWhinnie
09/20/11


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two old men, grey and weathered,
sitting on a stone wall city bench
resting weary, worn and dusty sandals
and their weary, worn and dusty souls,

remembering younger days and former ways,
tales of rescues and romances,
questions asked and answers taught
in lonely written letters and in crowded spoken speeches,
across the miles and miles and miles of journeys,
from one village to the next,
the two old men did wander,
so far apart,
here and there, and everywhere,
until their final destination.

in heated disagreement, they waged the great debate,
these two old men, grey and weathered,
resolute in their deep conviction,
old ways revered, new ways respected,
back and forth in sincerest soul reflection,
until now, in these days of full and final consecration,
they laugh, they cry, they catch up the news before they die.

these two old men, grey and weathered,
sitting on a stone wall city bench,
to pause before the coming end,
to share once more their mutual friend,
who on this mission,
he did send,
to run the race,
to reach their victory of grace,
in this grey and weathered holy place,
two old men and their dusty sandals,
two old men and their dusty sandals.


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Linda Goergen09/23/11
This sounds like, and I assume it to be, the two witnesses of Revelation, but not positive. Regardless, this is a superb piece, the lyrical phrases and vivid imagery so immerses the reader; I felt I was standing in that historical place watching the two ancients! Thoroughly enjoyed the read! Great job!
Keith Murrill09/26/11
I can't help but try to guess - Peter and Paul or possibly two old saints. Either way enjoyed greatly, could feel the emotion of the years of toiling for Christ. Thanks.
Jody Day 09/26/11
Very nicely done and on target. I could feel the weather worn years and the joy when sharing about their mutual friend. Good job.
Karen Pourbabaee 09/26/11
Makes me yearn to put on some old dusty sandals and be part of this ancient scene,listening to the two apostles reminiscing about their days with Jesus.Loved the images and the wondering you created in this!
Verna Cole Mitchell 09/29/11
Congratulations one more time this quarter, Jim, on your beautiful poem. You'll have to get this quarter's book--for sure!