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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Savory to the Taste (07/26/12)

TITLE: The Banquet
By Ellen Carr


Golden goblets grace the board, brimming bowls delight,
silver shimmers, rubies gleam, in glorious streaming light.
As many as the universe's countless twinkling stars,
the multitudes are gathered now from myriad bazaars.

From every nation they have come, from every race and line,
to take their honored banquet seats, and here together dine.
Their heads are crowned with beauty, their garments made for praise,
the righteous in the kingdom of the everlasting days.

They're waiting for the Worthy One, the one that they adore.
A reverent hush descends on them, a peace of grace and awe.
The people rise, all heads are turned, the King is coming in.
A Hallelujah Chorus sounds from all salvation's kin.

“Worthy, worthy is the Lamb.” They bow to honour him.
“You will reign forever more.” The banquet can begin.
The finest meats are carried in on jewelled platters fine,
the goblets filled right to the brim with richest, long-aged wine.

The place resounds with laughter, as feasters young and old,
partake of every delicacy, of morsels hot and cold.
Such flavors indescribable, cuisine beyond compare,
rich and savory tastes divine, for it is royal fare.

Upon the mountain of the King disgrace has fled away,
tears are wiped from faces on this long-awaited day.
The billions at his table are feasting on his grace,
Omega time has come to pass, they're gazing at his face.

“On this mountain the Lord Almighty will prepare a feast of rich food for all peoples, a banquet of aged wine – the best of meats and the finest of wines.” (Isaiah 25:6, NIV)
“...to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.” (Isaiah 61: 3, NIV)

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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 08/02/12
This is so lovely. You do a fabulous job with the flow and rhyming. I think it would make a beautiful song.
C D Swanson 08/03/12
Beautiful job with this lovely poem. The words were touching and flowed from beginning to end. Thank you.
God Bless~
Laura Manley08/06/12
This is a delightful, on topic, well-written poem which I thoroughly enjoyed. The rhythm of your poem read very smoothly. blessings...
Loren T. Lowery08/06/12
And they all said, "Amen" You did a wonderful job putting this scripture into poetic form. Your writing a very real and genuine feel to it. Nice job.
Myrna Noyes08/06/12
Excellent flow and rhyming in this wonderful poem! I loved it's vivid imagery and joyful feel! Great job!
Noel Mitaxa 08/07/12
Amen and amen. Beautiful energy and joy flows through the whole piec.. Excellent
Karen Pourbabaee 08/07/12
Good flow and rhythm...An uplifting poetic picture of the joyous banquet we all yearn for!
Leola Ogle 08/08/12
I'm not much of a poetry person, but I definitely love this. Well written, flows well, and has a powerful message. Good job. God bless!
Deborah Engle 08/08/12
To me, a poem isn't a poem unless it rhymes, and you've done a fine job of rhyming in this beautiful poem. The passage you used is perfect for the topic, and it is an encouragement for me to be steadfast. At the same time, it also makes me hope for the soon return of my Lord.

Very nice.
Edmond Ng 08/09/12
A display of grandeur and magnificence of that day when we shall be gathered together for the feast dressed in garments of praise. A well written piece describing the details vividly. Well done!
Catrina Bradley 08/19/12
I am filled with joy and hope after reading the magnificent poem! So well crafted and the message is awesome.