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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Threefold Cord (04/12/12)

TITLE: Misha, Henry and I
By Melanie Kerr
04/19/12


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Names out of a hat
Not matched for common interests
Or hobbies
Opinions at best polar
Experience of God
Varied
We became a prayer trio
Misha, Henry and I

Prayer requests gleaned
From newspaper and radio and
Apparently random conversations
The granny tax and
Mr McFlinty’s triple bypass
We prayed together
For God to rule
Misha, Henry and I

Misha lost her job
Surplus to requirements
She felt side-stepped and
Abandoned
Struggling on benefits
We prayed together
For open doors and new opportunities
Misha, Henry and I

Henry’s son
Lured by fame and fortune
Fell into the wrong work ethic
Too busy for faith
Jesus – just someone he used to know
We prayed together
For a lost son to come home
Misha, Henry and I

I called it a day
On fertility treatment
I mourned my empty womb
And tried not to blame
Anyone
We prayed together
For fruitfulness and harvest
Misha, Henry and I

Names out of a hat
Not matched for common interests
Or hobbies
Opinions changing
Experience of God
Not so varied at all
We still pray together
Misha, Henry and I


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Camille (C D) Swanson 04/19/12
This was an excellent entry. It was clever and on topic. Nicely done. God Bless~
Ruth Thoutenhoofd04/20/12
There's nothing like prayer to bond you together. A load carried seems much lighter, and we're also promised His presence when we gather.it makes a huge difference, doesn't it? Nicely done.
Lillian Rhoades 04/23/12
Definitely a novel approach that hit the topic dead center. Even though it's an oft repeated cliche, and a side issue to the theme, prayer not only changes things, it also changes people; as your well written poem illustrates.

Nice!
Amanda Brogan04/23/12
Touching poem! I love how you repeated the beginning stanza at the end, with a little change to it. :)

I've always loved how prayer can unify people who would never be good friends under normal conditions, but we find that our connection to God binds us together. And really that's the most important thing that we have in common.

Verna Cole Mitchell 04/24/12
Your poem is creative and beautiful and inspiring.
Laura Manley04/24/12
I am in awe of those of you who have the ability to write your entry in poetic form. One of my favorite sentences from your entry was "I mourned my empty womb." Don't ask me why...it just touched me. Blessings...
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 04/25/12
This is beautiful. I don't always get poetry but this touched my heart and filled my eyes with tears. prayer is so powerful and when two or more gather...
Amanda Brogan04/26/12
Congrats, Melanie! This beautiful poem definitely deserved an Editor's Choice.