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

TITLE: Whetting Your Appetite
By Charla Diehl
08/15/12


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This world’s an appetizer
for hunger of all kinds
What we choose to feast on
affects each heart and mind

There’s the bounty of creation
that can fill a soul with awe
God’s detailed painted landscapes
and mountain views that drop the jaw

There’s richness found in family bonds
and friends who’d give their lives
How priceless--unselfish love that’s shared
between honoring husbands and faithful wives

Volunteers whose generous giving
of time and talent for other’s needs
Fill the planet up with smiles
that may soften another’s greed

When browsing worldly tables
filled with sumptuous delights
Guard your conscience with diligence
some rotting treats make wrongs look right

Pride that goes too far
is sure to bring destruction
Cheating just a little bit
doesn’t mean it’s not corruption

Over indulgence with anything
cannot bring about good results
When looking for life’s answers
carefully choose whom to consult

What we feed our searching spirits
someday become our soul
Anticipation of our banquet
keeps our heart on heaven’s goal

The banquet we’re invited to
human minds just cannot grasp
It’s eternally available
Once through heavenly gates we pass


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Verna Cole Mitchell 08/16/12
The ideas you've presented in poetry are excellent.
CD Swanson 08/17/12
Such an imaginative poem. The words and the prolific message so apparent. Loved it. Thank you.

God bless~
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 08/21/12
This is lovely. There have been quite a few stories and poems about heaven's banquet but you put a slightly different twist. I enjoyed your view of the things we taste in the world and how it writes on the slate of our souls. Lovely job.