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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Blog (10/20/11)

TITLE: Falling Off a Log
By Fiona Stevenson
10/27/11


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Blog:
“Its as easy as falling off a log!”

Encouraging words these are not.
My brother broke his arm falling off a log.
And I can think of many ways
I’d rather spend my time
Than pursuing – without reason, without rhyme –
A way to test the ease of falling off a log.

It isn’t in the dictionary:
How do you make it ‘Pictionary’?
Or explain a word that isn’t one?

“You’ll find it on the Internet,
My sweet, why get in such a pet?
A time to chat, express a view,
And others leave their comments too.”

Chat?
A finger-snap to that!
I cannot “chat” – the word you use,
With folks I cannot see or choose

Now conversation is an art –
Discussion of a friend with friends –
It does not stand alone,
The word on sight as well as sound depends
– on nuances and tone

Let your fingers do the talking
That’s what the keys are for
Make an observation,
Give us your opinion;
Make it short but make it sure.
That’s Blog.

That’s Blog?

Are you sure it’s as easy as falling off a log?

When casting words into the air
I’d rather put my trust in prayer
And on the mercies of the Lord depend.
He’s the only One who knows
Exactly what my pleas disclose:
He sees beyond the words, the thoughts,
The very intents of my heart.
He calms the fears, removes the naughts
That take away the joys,
Protects from principalities and powers.
And not in part,
But whole.

He multiplies the prayers of relative and friend
And weaves a covering of love.
I need no ‘phone, no Internet, no web to rend
The veil of space and time;
All need is met in God’s own Word,
His written word, His spoken word,
Providing word, concealing word,
Protecting word, revealing word,
Prophetic word and healing word:

By Love Of God

If this is Blog –

To be sure it’s as easy
As falling off a log.


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Allison Egley 11/04/11
Oh wow. I love this! You had me laughing at the beginning and then WHAM! (That's a GOOD "wham" by the way!) you hit us with the "other side." I loved the ending with all the "words."
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 11/06/11
This is great. You did a great job of transitioning from a fun poem to a poignant message. Very clever.
Linda Goergen11/07/11
Lots of thought formed into a wonderful poem with such a meaningful message! Great job!
CD Swanson 11/09/11
This was such an ingenious and clever way of bringing forth the topic at hand. Great job!

I loved this part:
"All need is met in God’s own Word,
His written word, His spoken word,
Providing word, concealing word,
Protecting word, revealing word,
Prophetic word and healing word: GOD"

This was really good - thank you. God Bless~

Noel Mitaxa 11/13/11
Loved this for its honesty and simplicity. And two other advantages of prayer comunication are that the batteries don't run down, and God designed it to be so easy we can do it with our eyes shut!!
Beth LaBuff 11/14/11
A little levity, some information, and a powerful message. Thanks!