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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Unsung Hero (12/07/06)

TITLE: Heroes of <b>Bold</b>
By Shari Armstrong
12/11/06


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Here is a ballad ‘bout those Heroes of Bold
(And oft times italics) who write poems and prose.
They pour our their hearts and pour out their souls,
Sitting ‘round all day in their comfy bedclothes.

They volunteer parts of their time to the world,
Sharing deep thoughts from the Lord up above.
They write words of comfort to share with us all,
They work and they slave, ‘tis a labor of love.

In time, it’s all finished, and ready to share,
They give birth to a story, a life of it’s own.
No parent more proud, no sibling more loved.
They sea all the typos, and loudly they grown.

They’re filled with ideas that come spilling out,
That can’t be contained, the flood not denied.
The Lord’s their lifeguard, watching each word,
Catching each tear, on the keyboard that’s cried.

Everyone knows that laughter is good,
It heals broken hearts and gives them new wings.
Doctors of medicine can’t heal with a joke,
But the Heroes of Bold, our praises we sing.

Who are these Heroes of Bold, one might ask?
Are they pastors or teachers or workers abroad?
Be they firemen or policemen who watch over us?
Could be all the above, blessed by our God.

For FaithWriters are the Heroes of Bold,
Who prove every day ‘bout the pen and the sword.
They keep on a’writing, though not much has sold.
They all wield the two-edged sword of the Word.


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Dolores Stohler12/14/06
Great poem. You've caught the spirit of our struggles and triumphs. Never thought about it but, yes, aren't most of us unsung heroes just longing for a crumb of appreciation to fall from the master's table. (no pun intended)God bless you and have a terrific Christmas!
Catrina Bradley 12/15/06
Ooh I like this! Thank you! I like this line: "Sitting ‘round all day in their comfy bedclothes." I thought it was just me. :) And this made me grin: "They sea all the typos, and loudly they grown." Great job!
Verna Cole Mitchell 12/15/06
I believe you pretty much pictured us all. I loved the stanza with the homonyms. Thanks for the laugh and the reminder of why we write.
Jan Ackerson 12/16/06
In time, it’s all finished, and ready to share,
They give birth to a story, a life of it’s own.
No parent more proud, no sibling more loved.
They sea all the typos, and loudly they grown.


This just made me laugh sew much!

Really clever poem...I can't wait to find out who wrote it.
Leigh MacKelvey12/18/06
oh..How I liked this! Made me think of me and my poem struggling! I think I know who wrote this, when hints come out, I'll see if I'm right!
Jesus Puppy 12/19/06
Was 'sea' done purposely to show the typo statement... :) A great poem showing the writers heart.. good job.
Sandra Petersen 12/19/06
Cute poem, and thanks from one FaithWriter. Your rhythm was pretty true throughout and I liked the typos 'sea and 'grown' in the line about typos. Clever!
Donna Emery12/19/06
Very clever and enjoyable. I laughed at the way you so accurately picture so many of us. Thanks for sharing this
Betty Castleberry12/19/06
This is fun! It's also very true. I'm very happy to be counted among this group. :0) Well done.
Pat Guy 12/20/06
Sew super creative! ;) Loved the sea part - how true, how true!

Great job Shari, Made me laugh and chuckle at how this hit home!
Venice Kichura12/29/06
Yes, this is super creative, Shari! Great job on the poetry!
Kate Grey09/01/07
Thanks for making me smile. :)
Rachel Malcolm 01/09/14
Clever and well done! I loved it!
Beth LaBuff 01/09/14
I enjoyed reading this Shari. This was before I was on the site. :) You have a fantastic sense of humor. :)