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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Guard Your Heart (06/08/12)

TITLE: Defense
By Benjamin Graber
06/08/12


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The walls around my heart are flawless,
The ramparts scrape the sky;
I boast of towers eight feet thick,
And a gate without a key.

With blueprints laid out perfectly
I built my citadel,
To ward off any sight of sin
And guard my soul from hell.

I spurn all foes that wander near
With boiling pots of tar;
No speck within my brotherís eye
May dare approach my heart!

I think if I could hold my walls
Then I will be secure,
And if every foe is held at bay,
My heart is clean and pureó

If the best defense could keep my safe,
Iíd have my guarantee;
But it is not the world outside
Who is my enemy!

The strongest walls wonít save my soul
From the treachery of sin;
While my eyes are fixed on those around me,
The danger lies within.


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Margaret Kearley 06/15/12
Powerful, powerful words and very true. A great poem which flows beautifully.
Danielle King 06/16/12
I agree with Margaret, the words flow beautifully and the message is so true. A great poem.
Deborah Engle 06/16/12
The conclusion that I am my own worst enemy spoke to my heart. Thanks for writing.
Verna Cole Mitchell 06/17/12
Your title is perfect for your poem of aspiration. I like how you showed the danger came from within.
CD Swanson 06/20/12
Beautiful and touching.Thank you. God bless~
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 06/21/12
Wow! i love this. You took me where I didn't expect to go but oh how true your words are! Congratulations for ranking 16 overall!