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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: The Writer's Life (05/13/10)

TITLE: The Writer Extraordinaire and Jack of All Trades
By K.D. Manes
05/20/10


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Faithfully toiling; arranging, preparing.
In hopeful expectation the writer awaits.
Many have read his compelling story,
Numerous rejections still sting his face.

A diligent farmer who never rests,
He works the soil and sows his seed.
Patiently awaiting a bountiful harvest,
He will burn every thorn and weed.

An efficient carpenter and builder,
His foundations are exact;
Cementing gems of truth and life,
Chiseling away myth from fact.

Availing him to sincere seekers.
Full of wisdom, he carves the way.
Strengthening the weary and weak;
Counseling every second throughout the day.

A skilled pilot and respectable captain,
He flies and charts untold courses.
Those who believe and receive him,
Find fulfilling work that he endorses.

As creative artist and detailed painter,
He diversifies endless genetic combinations.
Coloring his children in every nation,
He sets boundaries in specified locations.

A mediator, delegate, diplomat, herald,
An expert broker who’s paid untold debts,
A masterful mind who knows everything;
Yet, repentant souls’ sins he wills to forget.

He’s the doctor diagnosing accurately -
Sickness and every germ infested strain.
Steadily performing needed operations.
Transfusing his life blood; enduring great pain.

Lowering himself to become a servant,
He clothed himself with human flesh.
Willingly, he laid down his life,
Suffering so we could truly rest.

Bearing the world’s sins upon his shoulders,
Exchanging our filth for his righteousness.
He became a servant, even unto death;
Amending and saving from our wretched mess.

Now, he sits at his Father’s right hand;
Interceding for his children below.
He weaves every trial and hardship
Into a beautiful tapestry of growth.

Although his activity is a consuming fire
He’ll never snuff out a smoldering wick,
Nor crush a broken, battered reed.
An invaluable treasure; he’s the true relic.


Wrapping himself in glorious light,
He shines truth to the seeking heart.
He’s the author and finisher of our faith.
Unconditional love and hope, he imparts.

He was there in the beginning.
He’ll be there in the end.
His head adorned with many crowns:
“Creator, Sustainer, King and Friend.”

Omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient,
Powering the universe, he directs kings decisions.
Enthroned on chariots of clouds, the winds are his servants.
Yet, he dwells in hearts who’ve accepted his salvation.

All our days were written in his book,
Before even one day came to be.
A masterpiece now unfolding;
Someday, we shall clearly see.

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Hebrews 12:2


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Mary Knoll Santos05/20/10
Oh, how I love the old,old story of the Messiah-King who has thought of humanity (us)and gave His life for us, so that we might have eternal life.

Thank you for portraying Jesus, God the Son, in your wonderful poetry. God bless you in your writing.
Gregory Kane05/20/10
I appreciate the richness of your vocabulary
Mildred Sheldon05/21/10
Before I say anything about your writing GOD BLESS YOU. I loved how you showed Jesus'
earthly side so beautifully. What an inspiring story. Keep writing to the glory of God.
AnneRene' Capp 05/21/10
This beautifully reveals the depth of the author's heart and shines into the crevices of the readers heart as well.
Susan Montaperto05/21/10
This is so beautifully written and well thought out. Thank you for retelling the story of Jesus in a new and thought-provoking way.
Terry R A Eissfeldt 05/24/10
He truly is our 'all in all'
Beautifully done!
Benjamin Graber05/26/10
I really like the many metaphors you used in this poem! Good job crafting a beautiful poem about all the "Writer Extraordinaire" does!