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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: Great (07/06/06)

TITLE: How Is It That
By William Mae
07/08/06


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How is it that so many finds offence,
Inside the only name that heaven sent?
Where fallen souls on earth can be redeemed,
By washing in the blood, that makes them clean.

A simple prayer of praise to God above,
Brings out hate in many, instead of love.
It burns the ears of some if His names raised,
To hear a pledge to God moves them to rage.

Even to see the cross offends their eye,
Christ was killed, so the symbol to must die.
Some disdain salvation to such degrees,
They refuse to let a child, bow on their knees.

Godless men and woman becomes the wheel,
That screams the loudest about the hate they feel.
They kiss the hand of Satan and grace his throne,
While cursing Christ to just leave them alone.

When all is stripped away as it shall be,
When they are forced to bow down on their knees,
Relive the times when God made their hearts burn,
They’ll reap the harvest, then that they have earned.

When the eyes of Christ on every one is fixed,
I wonder if He still, will make them sick.
When God reveals in time His great design,
I wonder what will then run through their mind.


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Dixie Phillips 07/13/06
Loved the line --- inside the only name that is Heaven sent --- Good stuff.
Mark Anthony Belosa07/14/06
The last stanza was thought-provoking.
Melanie Kerr 07/15/06
A good poem. The rhythm was good, but I think that some of the rhyming couplets needed to be tighter. There were one or two grammar mistakes – “if His name’s raised” needed an apostrophe, and “the symbol too (as in also) must die”.
Gary Sims07/17/06
I agree with Melanie - I think poetry demands tighter attention to gramatical errors. Every little glitch takes the reader off track.
Marilyn Schnepp 07/18/06
The topic might be a bit weak - but the Message within this poem is Great with a capital "G"! The despise and hatred of our Redeemer today, rivals that same hatred that occurred on Calvary. Super Job...Kudos!
Trina Courtenay07/18/06
I wonder too!
Julianne Jones07/21/06
I think you've captured modern-day thinking so well. Perhaps not as strong as it could be as far as topic goes but definitely a well-written and thought-provoking piece.