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Previous Challenge Entry
Topic: Mountains (09/20/04)

TITLE: A Rumor Climbed a Mountain
By WENDY DECKER
09/24/04

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There once was a rumor that whipped its spike deep into a mountain
It climbed one rock at a time, spread dirty water like a fountain

On its way it left behind some remnants of its actions
Petals torn from roses gave the rumor satisfaction

Diligent in its quest to reach its destination
It persevered with no respect for all of Godís creation

As it traveled spawning sprigs hatching from its hip
The rumor gathered many weeds that sprouted from its lips

Big and strong it took up speed and continued on its way
Adding more and more destruction with all it had to say

No one thought to ask the mountain if the rumor had been true
Instead they clung to it like leaches with lack of better things to do

The rumor finally reached the top and stood alone on high
The truth came up behind it and knocked it on its side


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Joanne Malley09/27/04
Wendy,
Love the poem. You managed to create a clear vision and understanding with your choice of words. Poems can be tricky sometimes.

When the truth comes out, it is always victorious over slanderous lies.
Jo
Mitzi Busby09/27/04
Very well written!
Good work and how true.
Mitzi Smith
L.M. Lee09/27/04
very interesting poem.
Geri Rosser09/27/04
Wendy, Thanks for your use of image in creating your poem. I can see the writhing rumor spreading slander, spreading tumor . . . through your words! Thanks for your thoughtfulness! --Geri Rosser
Carol Shaffron09/28/04
Absolutely awe inspiring!!! In every person's writing there's a small, brilliant glimpse of the Creator Himself.
Glenda Lagerstedt09/29/04
You do have a way with words, making a point very sharply and clearly.
Blantina Jones09/30/04
Very nicely done. A fun and instructive reading.
Jessica Gingerich10/02/04
How true this poem is. I really enjoyed it. The title caught my attention and I knew I had to read it.
God bless you!
Jessica
Phyllis Inniss 10/02/04
Great poem showing how rumour spreads with no respect for God's creation. I love it. Blessings.
darlene hight10/03/04
Wendy this is an excellent an creative take on the topic word.