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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: Day and Night (07/10/14)

TITLE: Power of the Powerless
By Melanie Kerr
07/17/14


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I will not be swayed by my heart
That widow can knock on my door
Day in and day out if she so wishes
But my resolve is firm and solid
She will not prevail

Iím not cruel or cold but just practical
Iím not blind to the injustice against her
But who will pay me for my services
Thereís no advantage for me in siding with her
She is poor

We are fallen people in a fallen world
Why should I stretch out a hand to the stricken?
That some rise while others fall is life
God in His clemency must play His part
Where is He?

Tenacious, she will not abandon her plea
I will shut my ears to her cry for justice
She is powerless, just a woman, but determined
If I surrender to her now, I will open the door
To the flood

And yet she begins to wear me down
If I intervene and settle the score
It will not be compassion that moved me
Or fear of God that prompted my hand
But her persistence

They say God, too, is a judge
He is not blind to injustice either
What is practical is tossed on the wind as
He rises just before the knock comes
Ready to answer


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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 07/18/14
Wow, I love this piece. The emotion is so raw and palpable. You did an outstanding job in not only painting a picture, but also managed to deliver a powerful message. I had a difficult time seeing the topic in this piece, but that is just my opinion. I think you did a great job in all other criteria. Great piece, and I don't always connect with poetry, but this one touched my heart.
Lollie Hofer 07/19/14
I like this...enjoyed the free verse and the flow of it. Great Biblical truth too.
lynn gipson 07/19/14
Great flow and rhythm. Great message...it gave me goose bumps.

Very well done.
Margaret Kearley 07/19/14
Wow, this is a powerful poem.
Extremely challenging, a great reminder of the loving merciful character of God. Thankyou.
Verna Cole Mitchell 07/19/14
This story is beautiful in verse. The last stanza is particularly powerful.
Joe Moreland07/19/14
What a picture you paint of persistence. I could feel the wearing down of resistance in your MC. There was power in this piece, for sure.

Great job!
Graham Insley 07/20/14
You portray the conflict within the MC in a brilliant way and show the contrast (where I see the night/day theme implied) between her reactions and God's.

I loved the last two lines:

"He rises just before the knock comes
Ready to answer"

We too must learn to rise before we even hear the knock; a good lesson brought here.

Blessings.
Jody Day 07/21/14
A well written, soul gripping poem. I really liked it.
Bea Edwards 07/21/14
I enjoyed your creative poem highlighting this story from the judges perspective.

It also reminded me to be persistent in prayer. Keep on knocking!
Judith Gayle Smith07/21/14
Brilliant take!
Camille (C D) Swanson 07/23/14
Beautiful!

God bless~
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 07/24/14
Congratulations on ranking 14 overall.