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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Flat (01/03/13)

TITLE: The Evidence In Me
By Melanie Kerr


The launch of a space shuttle out into space
An image of earth as a sphere
Collude to raise questions and doubts in their minds
And query beliefs they hold dear

The picture, they say, has fooled us for sure
A man on the moon just a sham
Golf balls and flags and one ďgiant leapĒ
Itís all an elaborate scam

True science declares we inhabit a disc-
A disc undeniably flat
Of course there are mountains and valleys and seas
But an edge to the world for all that

If the world was as round as the scientists say
And a man with his heart set to stray
He walks to the edge of the globe and then what?
Slips off, with a shout falls away

But how can we hold to a fallible truth
When all of the evidence shows
The Earth is a sphere that orbits the sun?
Itís something that everyone knows

Can my faith in God be likened to those who
Believe that the planet is flat?
Is Godís a leftover from childish thoughts
Can it be as simple as that?

It doesnít make sense is the oft accusation
It goes against reason of mind
God being born, dressed in frail human flesh
His lost sheep to seek out and find

I know my Redeemer and I know His love
It fits not the ways of this world
I see transformation, from sinner to saint
The evidence in me unfurled

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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 01/10/13
I enjoyed this poem. You did a wonderful job of showing it's all a matter of perspective and oh how divine the day will be when we see things with new eyes. :)
Noel Mitaxa 01/11/13
Those folks who think that the earth is flat haven't yet explained how our satellites can keep travelling in square orbits!
You have kept a reassuring tone in bridging from one outdated belief into one that is timeless. Well done.
Joe Moreland01/12/13
Sometimes I do think people look at me as if I just said "the world is flat" when I speak about Jesus. So I bought your poem almost completely. I say almost because you threw people who don't believe in the moon landing into the same group. C'mon! We all know that it took place on a set in Houston! :)

All kidding aside, I enjoyed your entry very much. Good job!
Sarah Elisabeth 01/12/13
Nicely done! It's all a matter of perspective, isn't it?
lynn gipson 01/12/13
My favorite line in "His lost sheep to seek out and find" He found me just before it was to be too late. Thank you for this excellent poem. Great form and rhyme and meter. Loved it.
Danielle King 01/12/13
You've done a super job with this poem. I really enjoyed reading it and I think your title sums up the message that follows very well. Great job.
Bea Edwards 01/13/13
I loved it- Your title summed up in the last line 'unfurled' was perfect!!
Bonnie Bowden 01/13/13
Your poem has a unique perspective, and asks pertinent questions.
Lillian Rhoades 01/14/13
Loved the title and the message. The only red ink...

The "He" in the fourth stanza seems unnecessary, and did you mean "If God's a leftover..."

C D Swanson 01/15/13
Beautifully said...and masterfully written.

Thank you. God bless~
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 01/18/13
Congratulations on ranking 9 in Masters and 13 overall!