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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Purposefulness (Purpose in Life) (05/25/06)

TITLE: Eternal Plans, Divine
By Kate Wells
05/31/06


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A choice is made,
a child is gone,
a life that God intended.

A secret's safe
so she believes,
And no one is offended.

What difference now?
What's done is done.
And time will surely cure.

She does not know
that God must change
the universe for her.

For every life
has destiny
and purposeful design.

The Father now,
must recreate
eternal plans, divine



A choice is made,
a brandished gun,
a territory taken.

A gang declares
their victory...
A mother's life is shaken

What difference
this Latino boy...
Does anybody care?

His mother holds
his lifeless form
and weeps in Spanish prayer.

The gunman apprehended,
due process
will condemn.

He does not know
that God must change
the universe for him.

For every life
has destiny
and purposeful design.

The Father now
must recreate
eternal plans, divine



A choice is made
a General...
launches a campaign.

And soldiers sent
like army toys
and bombs that fall like rain

destroy dreams
and hope, it seems,
is merely just in vain

They do not know
that God must change
the universe again.

For every life
has destiny
and purposeful design.

The Father now
must recreate
eternal plans, divine.



A choice is made,
a life reclaimed...
A sinner just reborn

A brand new heart
that will replace
the hatred, fear and scorn

What difference now
Can this life make
How many souls to win?

He does not know
the angels dance
to see him
turn from sin.

For every life
has destiny
and purposeful design

The Father now
shall recreate
eternal plans, divine.


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Jan Ackerson 06/01/06
Oh, this spoke to my heart! God has has to re-create plans for my family, and this poem just expresses so well what a supreme act of Grace that is. Thank you so much!

Also, beautifully lyrical and rhythmic.
david grant06/02/06
Not sure I agree with the theology of this poem, but it is well done in verse and pupose. Good job whether I agree or not! One of my favs!

Sandra Petersen 06/04/06
This poem is chilling in some of its stanzas! The rhythm and rhyme pretty much hold up throughout except for these stanzas:
"What difference
this Latino boy...
Does anybody care?"

"A choice is made
a General...
launches a campaign."

"destroy dreams
and hope, it seems,
is merely just in vain"

The word Latino adds an extra syllable that throws the stanza off. 'A General' just sounds a little awkward to me, as does 'destroy dreams' because of the syllables that are accented. Maybe it's just me. And then you stun me with such beautifully written stanzas like:
"His mother holds
his lifeless form
and weeps in Spanish prayer."

"And soldiers sent
like army toys
and bombs that fall like rain"

I'm with Jan on this one; you moved me! Thank you!

Rita Garcia06/04/06
Beautiful, touching. One of my favorites!
Dr. Sharon Schuetz06/06/06
I loved it. There were a couple of rythem glitches but the power is not deminished. Great job.
Sherry Wendling06/08/06
Kate, you WON! You made my day. Well-deserved, such a powerful piece...Can't believe I skipped over it last week while reading entries. Warmest congrats!! You're on a roll, sister!
Jessica Schmit06/08/06
great to see your name again Kate. You're a fantastic writer. Congrats!
Amanda D'costa07/20/06
Kate, this is beautifully written and meaningful too. I wonder how much of what I do makes our creator recreate His divine plans... for the best. You've given me something to think about. Thank you... and Congrats.
Catrina Bradley 07/19/07
Kate, this poem is divine! I've got chills. I was deeply moved. I'd love to use this in my church's newsletter if I can find room and Pastor approves. pm me please!.
Cat