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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Experiment (02/16/12)

TITLE: Experimentation
By Benjamin Graber
02/19/12


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Every discovery
Begins with an experimentó
Every crumb of truth
Has a cost.
I do not find God
By slouching on the couch
Of conformity,
But by dipping my toes
Into fire,
And daring unknown seas
To find new worlds.
There may come days
That I stumble in the dark,
And look like a fool
When I fall flat on my face,
But I know that if I stay frozen
In my fear,
I will never find the light.
Failures may be as plentiful
As the faults
In my pockets,
But each one
Refines my focus,
Adjusting my aim
A little nearer the mark
Each time I try.
The world may think Iím groping
After fantasies,
That I stumble after phantoms
Which I will never find,
That I will toss away my fortune
Gambling with my fate,
But Iím convinced
That this journey through the dark
Is not foolishness,
But faith.


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Ruth Thoutenhoofd02/23/12
What a great message and so beautifully written!
Camille (C D) Swanson 02/24/12
Wonderful and descriptive piece. The message was apparent and the entry was well written.

I really liked this. Thank you.

God BLess~
Danielle King 02/24/12
I really liked this short poem. Well written and packed with truths.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/29/12
Thank you for this beautiful message. I needed to hear it desperately right now.
Nancy Bucca03/01/12
Truth nicely put in a masterfully written poem. Congratulations, you earned it.
Loren T. Lowery03/01/12
Well put and something to consider when one is mocked for their faith. A certainty within that keeps us seemingly stumbling along. Congratulations on your EC placement with your thought provoking poem.
Amanda Brogan03/01/12
Wow! This poem sure encouraged me ... I can't count the times in my life when I've wanted to give up. When I've been afraid to try, afraid of failure. But God has a habit of calling us out of our comfort zone and daring us to allow Him to do great things through our life. (I liked the part in here about the "couch of conformity.")

The ending is utterly priceless!

Congrats on yet another Editor's Choice! :D