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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Diet - deadline is 8-9-12 9:59 am NY time. (08/02/12)

TITLE: This Woman
By Janice Cartwright
08/08/12


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This Woman can

Dazzle her husband by lamplight at midnight
With arch of an eyebrow put a stop to a fight

Kiss sunflowers, hug old ladies, be still with God
Text like a teen, master any app on her iPod

Coax a smile from coldest of faces
Challenge her sons to impromptu footraces

Make home of a house, a mansion to dwell in
Rescue a kitten from the drainpipe it fell in

Cushion her couches with comfiest pillows
Shade garden walkways with weeping willows

Hang lace at a window to form light patterns
Be a friend to a harlot, mentor a slattern

Seek out the lonely, blot tears from sad faces
Climb canyon walls, hike high desert places

Build campfires in wilderness sans any matches
Pull fish from a river where not a soul catches

Brush in soft twilight by touches on canvas
Enter the sweepstakes, win the bonanzas

Cache hubby’s cash with an eye to the future
Give to the poor, with no bent to lecture

Plan a party from sickbed, down with the flu
Walk colicky baby, until two

Make savory soup with a few ingredients
Do whatever it takes to meet expedience

Fake a smile when her heart’s really not in it
Be decked out to dine and dance in a minute

Organize shoes, hats and handbags in closets
Given pencil and paper, anything: draw it

Launder linens so white no fuller could top her
Scrub out that pot; polish silver; shine copper

Handed a project, become a whirlwind of action
At church at the altar reconcile faction

Stop gossip and sniggers right in their tracks
Reassure girl friends she’s got their backs

Vanquish a blemish, using homespun cream
Make the seeming impossible, a possible dream

In short, a paragon of diverse delight
Passing strange, I'd call it: This Woman can’t

Diet.


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CD Swanson 08/09/12
This could be a country song. It was entertaining and wanted to know how it was going to conclude. I enjoyed it very much.

Thanks. God bless~
Ellen Carr 08/11/12
I love your poem. You paint a wonderful picture of an amazing woman, with a little flaw! Well done.
Leola Ogle 08/13/12
Finally...someone has pointed out the Proverbs 31 woman's flaw! Haha! Delightful read! God bless!
Charla Diehl 08/15/12
I enjoyed this cute entry, but felt it was a little on addressing the topic.
Janice Fitzpatrick08/18/12
Such a fun and delightful read. Wow! I loved the rhythm and the descriptions of what a woman, wife, and mother can do was so masterfully penned. This flowed and I wanted more. I figured, with a smile, that you would confess, yes, that though we are creatures of much capabillty and production, many of us, alas, succumb to the little 4 letter word. :) Well done Janice! Loved it!:)