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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Pigs Might Fly (10/31/13)

TITLE: Clean or Unclean
By Grace Merkey
11/06/13


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The Lordís plan for the Israelites
To eat some animals was right.
From some others they should abstain,
His instructions were very plain.
That some are clean and some are not,
Through the years this lesson was taught.
The animals that they could eat,
A parted hoof or cloven feet,
Also one that the cud did chew.
Pigs were ones that just would not do.

Consider the Prodigal Son
Down to feeding pigs, after fun.
Then finally he realized
His fatherís love was a great prize.

From the country of the Gerasenes
Came a man with spirits unclean.
He begged Jesus to cast them out.
They begged Jesus to be cast into swine
Which to the sea made a beeline.
You might even say those pigs flew
They didn't know what else to do.

Remember Peter and his dream.
Some unclean animals it seems.
Three times he was told, kill and eat,
Animals he saw on a sheet.
Maybe Peter thought, when pigs fly.
He obeyed without asking why.

Is God speaking to you today
An unusual change in your way?
Please listen closely to His voice.
He will help you make the right choice.


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CD (Camille) Swanson 11/07/13
Beautiful!

Loved the closing message.

God bless~
Larry Whittington11/08/13
Very nicely written. It seemed to flow nicely and was easy to follow.

I also like the last part about listening to God. We should always be doing this through the word and also listening to His Holy Spirit he gives us when we are baptized.

I like it.
Bonnie Bowden11/10/13
Many truths of the Bible flow through your poem.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 11/10/13
This is a lovely poem. You do a nice job with the rhymes and the lines flow nicely. Try not to take the topic quite so literally. This quarter, the idea is to write more about the meaning behind the adage. This week, writing about something that is unlikely to happen would be a hit as far as the topic goes. There are several other judging criteria that you did nail. Your beginning drew me right in. The ending is one of the hardest part to get right, but you mastered that quite well.

Check out Jan's Writing Basics on the message boards. She did a thread on poems not too long ago. Jan offers wonderful advice for both the novice and the master. Keep writing you have a natural gift. :-)
Richard Hicks11/14/13
I like this. It was very informative as well. Your words seemed to flow, i especially like the lines about the Prodigal Son. Keep writing.