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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Sizzle (05/02/13)

TITLE: Passion Fruit
By Marlene Bonney
05/06/13


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Road rage, anger, rants and raves
Push their way upon us,
Striking us with fired darts,
Wounding us, a promise.

Sizzle, sizzle,
Guided missle
Flown into the sun.

Storming through each day, they squash
Timid souls encountered,
Burning all who cross their paths,
Not to be surmounted.

Sizzle, sizzle,
Catching thistles:
Doggies’ fur, matt-spun.

Hissing like the snakes they are,
Seething with resentment;
Targeting the bullied ones,
Dousing their contentment.

Sizzle, sizzle,
A shrill whistle
Ending recess fun.

Flaring tempers, jumpy nerves
Crush our good intentions;
Stormy thoughts break through our lips:
Mounting condescension.

Sizzle, sizzle,
‘Til all shrivels:
Them, we overrun.

Striking those we love the most,
Along with other friends;
Selfishness becomes the rule,
Supporting current trends.

Sizzle, sizzle,
As we bristle,
Serving Number One.

Whining like a tire leak,
Grumbling and troubled;
Simmering like foamy froth,
Bursting all their bubbles.

Sizzle, sizzle,
While we sniffle,
Chasing those who run.

Rude and rash, and impatient,
Spitefully imposing,
Trying to manipulate,
Constantly opposing.

Sizzle, sizzle,
And be fickle,
Branding simpletons.

Furious, the jealousy
Catches them unawares;
Proving they're dissatisfied,
Providing double-dares.

Sizzle, sizzle,
Artificial,
As we overcome.

Claiming to be a victim,
Settling for what’s less;
Belly-aching, a fine art
Performed with great finesse.

Sizzle, sizzle,
As you swivel,
Shrewd chameleon.

Sizzle not with ire, friend;
Use your passion for love.
Find the Author of all good:
Jesus Christ up above!

Sizzle with a commitment,
Sizzle with a plan,
Sizzle your life for Jesus,
Knowing He understands!

Ask Him into your heart, friend;
Give Him all that you are!
Never weary or tired,
He meets you where you are!

Sizzle, sizzle,
As He chisels,
Vict'ry has begun!


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CD Swanson 05/11/13
Excellent job...powerful poem. Thank you. God bless~
Joanne Sher 05/13/13
Great imagery - and I love the repetition. Powerful piece.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 05/16/13
You amaze me with the intensity of your words. It makes one stop and think. Congratulations on ranking 27 overall!!