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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Banquet - deadline 8-16-12 10 am NY time (08/09/12)

TITLE: So It's Really True!
By CD Swanson
08/15/12


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What's that table afar off?
And, the crowd that's there?
Why can't I move?
Where is a chair?

The scene is out of focus
It's so far from where I'm standing
Hello? Anyone here? Hello?
Music is playing...but not here

My ears hurt...Who screamed?
Is that my best friend over there?
How come I can't move?
I'm so uncomfortable

Something is burning
Flames are licking at my feet
Is this a wicked dream?
Someone please help I'm in anguish

I'm parched and my lips are bleeding
Why can't I reach that long table?
Wait...please pass the bread
How come I'm not invited? Water please

Something is sizzling
Is this the lake of fire?
Oh no... God forgive me
Please may I join the banquet?

Wow so it’s really true
My good friends warned me
The wedding and the feast
Oh no… please one more chance?

Why wouldn’t I heed their warnings?
Why didn’t I have open ears?
Why didn’t I have open eyes?
Why didn’t I read His Word?

I'm so tired
I'm so weak
I'm in torture
I'm so thirsty

Is that Jesus? Jesus…


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Linda Goergen08/16/12
Wow, what a witnessing poem! Wise and weighty use of the topic! Seeing the banquet of the Lord afar off, from a place of torment and realizing you have missed it…horrible to imagine. But your poem packs a powerful visual message in a chilling and convicting piece! Well done!
Dannie Hawley 08/17/12
Yes, it's really true and your incredibly well written piece spells out the consequences in breath-holding, stomach wrenching clarity. Kind of the other side of the banquet... clever take on the topic!
lynn gipson 08/17/12
Honestly? This is amazing! You had me right from the start. I could feel the fear and anguish and every breath you took in this.What a wake up call! Just mind blowing and excellent!
Genia Gilbert08/18/12
Great poem, great message, and great writing. Thanks for this. It is a reminder of reality to me.
Hiram Claudio08/21/12
Brillantly written ... powerful message!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 08/22/12
This is a powerful poem. You gave me goosebumps while reading this. Good Job.
Leola Ogle 08/22/12
Wow! This gave me chills. Well written with a powerful message. God bless!
Noel Mitaxa 08/23/12
Very powerful and absorbing challenge that still leaves so much to our imagination. Excellent work.