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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Expose (08/22/13)

TITLE: Eviction
By Melanie Kerr
08/29/13


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I am the squatter who breaks into the house
I climb through the window
of a manís soul
A hijacker - I make unreasonable demands
holding a life to ransom
I garb myself in human flesh
and tie down a manís heart
I make my home
in the place where God should be
and believe thereís no one to evict me

Disguised as a worshipper
with white wool tallit and knotted fringes
I stride into the synagogue
face arranged in a smile
body posed in piety
Unrecognised and unchallenged
I take my place among the assembled
I make my home
In the place where God should be
and believe thereís no one to evict me

But God is there that day
dressed in His human flesh
He refuses to negotiate with terrorists
and exposes me as an imposter
He tears away my camouflage
I make ready to expose Him
but He binds me and casts me out
I have lost my home
as God takes up His residence
I am evicted.


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Joanne Sher 09/04/13
Powerful imagery and a sadly accurate portrait of what is happening in many if our churches today. Wonderful writing.
CD Swanson 09/04/13
Excellent job with this prolific and masterfully written piece! Wow!

God bless~
Ellen Carr 09/04/13
What a powerful poem! I really like it and have read it several times already. I like the way it tells of God evicting the hijacker imposter and taking up residence in the person's soul/heart. Great use of language and imagery.