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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Cup - 10-25-12 Deadline (10/18/12)

TITLE: A Single Cup
By Benjamin Graber
10/20/12


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I do not have an ocean
Churning in my heart,
I cannot wash away the troubles
That tear this world apart,
For all the water that I have
Is held within a single cup.

The arid hearts around the world
All clamor for the sea,
I see their thirst and mourn the state
Of liquid poverty,
But what can I attempt to do?
I only have a single cup!

If I were a magician
My cup would become a spout,
An oasis in a dying land
Where life is given out,
But my attempts have been in vain,
I only have a single cup.

But even though I lack myself,
I find I canít ignore
The crying of the desperate heart
That lies outside my door,
And though ítis all that Iíve been given
I choose to give my single cup.

A single cup wonít change the world,
But it can save a life;
And though this act may seem too small,
Iíll save her from her plight,
And watch what God will do when I
Have sacrificed my single cup.


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Francy Judge10/25/12
This is a beautiful poem with a great message--perfect for the topic.
Camille (C D) Swanson 10/25/12
I enjoyed this powerful poem with special meaning.
Thanks. God bless~
Theresa Santy 10/25/12
Okay, I must be in some kind of emotional state right now, because this is the second entry in a row that's made me cry!

So beautiful. Loved it.
Laura Hawbaker 10/25/12
Excellent writing--good flow and great thoughts!
Ellen Carr 10/25/12
A lovely and meaningful poem, well-written. I enjoyed it.
Danielle King 10/26/12
Beautiful poem and message. Spot on topic.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 10/27/12
This is a lovely poem and it touched me. We can't change the world but we can make a difference for one person's world.
Marie Hearty 10/29/12
An amazing poem about sacrifice. Very touching. Thank you.

God bless!
Verna Cole Mitchell 10/30/12
This is a great poem to illustrate doing what we are able to do.
A B10/30/12
This is beautiful and thought provoking.
Leola Ogle 10/31/12
So true, so true. Very moving and beautifully written. God bless.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 11/03/12
Congratulations for ranking 16th overall!