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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Facepalm (05/15/14)

TITLE: A Sign of The Times
By CD (Camille) Swanson
05/22/14


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The young girl waited for her procedure
the nurse led her away to right an "error"

The young man waited for his girlfriend
he threatened her as she submitted to his will

The off duty police officer waited for his coffee
he died instantly as a bullet found its mark

The woman in the nursing home cried softly
unable to speak she continues to be abused nightly

A local atheist gathered around the capitol
protesting against a cross seen from the highway

Three hundred young girls kidnapped
forced to adhere to the rules of the extremists

Bystanders watched as a student was beaten
Cell phones recorded the entire event for posterity

An elderly woman walking gets punched
the attacker laughs and high-fives his friends

A student was shunned and banned from her class
for wearing a tee shirt that said "Christ is my savior"

Black clouds furiously spilled their content
hail stones the size of melons crashed to the ground

The mountains shook as volcanoes erupted
the earth rocked violently as it split underfoot

It is almost time…
God placed His hands over His face


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Robert Douglas Brown05/22/14
This is so dead-on right with describing our world today and pretty much every single day on this planet.
This article should do well in the rankings for sure. I look forward to your next article.
lynn gipson 05/22/14
This left my heart in my throat. What a powerful and emphatic message this sends and is worthy of top honors.

Time stood still when I read the last line. It really packs a punch.

Your talent shines through on this one! Blessings....
Phyllis Inniss 05/22/14
The frightening reality is that you are so right. The question some may ask is: What brought us to this point?"
Lisa Johnson 05/23/14
Great article... spot on in regard to how prophesy is being fulfilled right before our eyes.
Maura J. Merrigan05/26/14
Excellent! Right on and superb ending!
lynn gipson 05/29/14
Congrats on your HC! Happy, happy day!!!!!
Lisa Johnson 05/29/14
Congratulations on the HC! Well deserved. Blessings!
lynn gipson 05/29/14
Congratulations again on the EC! Sorry I missed that one! This really is just an excellent poem!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 05/29/14
Wow what an intense piece. You instilled such a sense of sadness. Your last line was sheer brilliance. The idea of God doing the faceplant is creative and out of the box. This piece will stick with me for a long time. Congratulations on your well-deserved EC! Happy, happy dance!
Noel Mitaxa 05/30/14
Powerful.
And congrats on your EC
Dannie Hawley 06/01/14
You have crafted a heart-stopping piece here. I'm in absolute silence considering the truth in your message, and totally in awe of your work. So few words to bring home this powerful zinger. Congrats on your well-deserved E.C.
Beth LaBuff 06/04/14
Surely all creation groans as it awaits His arrival. Your words are powerful! Excellent writing. Congrats on your EC!
Lillian Rhoades 06/07/14
I just happened to be revisiting old Challenge submissions and came across this. You described current events with a paucity of words but with a powerful impact. I love how you make the case, then end with a grand finale.

Belated congratulations on your win!
Bea Edwards 06/07/14
ummm... powerful prose leaving me shaking my head at the reality of how far we have fallen.