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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Whine (05/23/13)

TITLE: When Hearts Don’t Stir
By Charla Diehl
05/29/13


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A highway accident--traffic stalls
Cell phones send “help-needed” calls
Two victims bleed, their fears grow numb,
too long until assistance comes
Wreckage spilled o’er asphalt lanes,
injured folks cry out with pain
Sirens shriek, finally help arrives
to aid the hurting to survive
A linear rainbow beautifies
mostly blue and sunny skies
Could it be God’s affirmation
two angels reached their destination
Tragedy nudged someone to speak
a prayer for those growing weak
But empty souls lacking compassion
began to groan in selfish fashion
Annoyed at their own delays
their darkened hearts were on display


A cardboard sign states her case:
alone, hungry--she knows disgrace,
Will help come with an extended hand
to prompt a smile--who will understand
that to walk a mile in someone’s shoes
gives clarity from another’s view,
Blind eyes, deaf ears or a sideways glance
from those who never dare to chance
to get involved, no--they might get hurt
in streets where gangs and death still flirt
Crimes increase with embedded hate
but love changes lives--it mediates
At slight discomforts spoiled ones whine
instead of thanking The Divine
In humbleness let’s not forget
every need our Lord has met
Without concern, change won’t occur
and Jesus cries when hearts don’t stir

1 Corinthians 13:13 There are three things that will endure--faith, hope, and love--and the greatest of these is love. (NLT)


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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 05/30/13
This is a powerful poem. You really touched my heart with your words and reminded me to be thankful for the many blessings that I have.
Camille (C D) Swanson 05/31/13
Hauntingly beautiful and overwhelmingly powerful!

God bless~
Genia Gilbert05/31/13
Profound and well written. It brings out a sad truth, and should remind us to guard against becoming callous and uncaring.
Verna Cole Mitchell 06/01/13
The last two lines sum up all the ideas in the poem very well.
Carolyn Ancell06/04/13
Your rhymnes and rhythm seem almost effortless. This is a real work of art for mind and heart.
Francy Judge 06/05/13
A beautiful poem that flows well and has an important message. I loved the last line too. Great job.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 06/06/13
Congratulations on ranking 11th overall!