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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Question (05/24/12)

TITLE: The hill of Calvary
By Raymond Dickerson


I question what this world wants me to
hold in high regard, and I
question the validity of what it sees as stars, and I
question fables Iíve been fed in
over half the books Iíve read, I
question what the teacher said Ďbout
who and what we are. and I

question if America will
ever find her way, if she
even knows that she is lost or
how far she has strayed and I
question if she will return and
rebuild bridges she has burned,
embrace the love that she has spurned,
the One she has betrayed. yes I

question if this nation puts itís
trust in God above, if itís
motives, words or actions find
their roots in Holy Love, and I
question if itís leaders or itís
writers or its readers could be
classified as kneelers when
discussion time has come. Why I

question even I, myself,
can I do what is best? and I
question my ability to
forgive and forget, yes I
question my fidelity to
He who holds my destiny, my
then, my now, eternity, the
One who paid my debt? And I

question whyís and whereís and what, I
question cantís and canís, and I
Question everything I see, or
think I understand and I
question anyone who says that
they can show me evidence that
life is good and it makes sense
without the nail-scarred hands, of the

only One that I donít question and I
never will, Heís the
source of my redemption, Son of God,
the One we killed. I will
question not His story, I will
question not His glory, nor the
love that He has for me, or His
act upon the hill of Calvary.

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Hiram Claudio05/31/12
This was SO good! I loved the pace it maintained and the clever play with words that drove home each point. This was such a wonderful creative work that blessed me greatly!
CD (Camille) Swanson 05/31/12
Succint, to the point, and overwhelmingly accurate.
Great job. Thanks.
God bless~
Leola Ogle 06/01/12
This is so good. I especially love the parts about America. Thanks for reminding us of our need to pray for America. You did a great job. God bless!
Connie Walcott06/03/12
I enjoyed the poetic rhythm of this piece. A very intriguing poem about a very sobering topic. I like the strong finish at the hill of Calvary.

The punctuation is off, but I think it fits the style of this piece. Nicely done!

Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 06/06/12
This is beautiful. I so could relate to the MC. We do need to do more questioning because hard times are coming. Poems such as this will inspire many to ask the right question. I'm sure of it,
Laura Manley06/07/12
Excellent take on the subject matter at hand. Yes, we MUST continue to pray for America. I appreciate the words of your poem. They have caused this reader to do some thinking about just where America stands. This is a beautifully-written poem. Thank you for your entry.
CD (Camille) Swanson 06/07/12
Congrats! God Bless~
Leola Ogle 06/07/12
Congratulations on your well deserved 1st place! God bless!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 06/08/12
Congratulations for your ribbon and for ranking 16 overall!