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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Achoo (04/11/13)

TITLE: With The Tickling of a Sneeze
By Charla Diehl
04/17/13


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A-a-a, a-a-a. . .ACHOO!
--gusts of air exhaled,
Just that quick stars were formed
--a miracle unveiled
It started with a tickle
that urged its quick release,
Oh, if hearts would open thus
to Him, the Prince of Peace

A dainty, lacy handkerchief
caught her gentle sneeze,
But the old gents eruption
caused a knocking of his knees
People are so different,
but in Him we each are linked,
Free will helps our spirits soar,
but other times, to sink

Toddlers spew their sneezes
because they do not know
when germs are spread about,
disease will likely grow;
Sickness touches everyone
when sins are germs we share,
In this ever-changing world,
too many know despair

In the time it took to sneeze
a timed bomb consumed
life and limbs of racers
on a Boston afternoon--
This world is growing weary--
senseless violence, rabid crime
Godís patience must be running out,
ACHOO----the end of time!

Revelation 22:12 NIV Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done.


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Christina Banks 04/20/13
Even so Lord, come quickly!
Beth LaBuff 04/23/13
You have a wonderful message in this entertaining, creative poem. I enjoyed the way you melded these ideas together. Great work!
Alicia Renkema04/24/13
This piece is amazing artwork and all represented by the start and end of an Achoo! It certainly doesn't take much time for things to unravel, either for a miracle to be born or for disaster to happen. I pray that we will wake up. Thank you for this fine tribute to what the city and marathoner's themselves (as well as family members went through that day) -- as well as writing something to help lull us out of our sleep. This was exceptionally well written. And if this is who I think it is by, it does not surprise me. I love all of the choice of words you chose. The first stanza alone is priceless.
Judith Gayle Smith04/24/13
Thought provoking. Strong and very readable.
Christina Banks 04/25/13
Congratulations on your EC!
Alicia Renkema04/25/13
I am so glad this marvelous piece got an EC. Congratulations. I had thought when read this the other day that I wished it could be published for all of Boston to see. Blessings to you.
Beth LaBuff 04/25/13
Super congrats, Charla. Your timely message shines in this!
Cheryl Harrison 04/26/13
Thought provoking message with a perfect title. Congrats on your 3rd place masters and your EC. Keep writing.
Judith Gayle Smith04/26/13
Congratulations!
Judith Gayle Smith04/26/13
Congratulations!
Bea Edwards 04/26/13
You wove current events into this poem seamlessly. Well done and congratulations on your splendid winning entry.
Kim Norton04/26/13
Splendid piece! Congrats!!