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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: Conversation (face to face) (10/07/10)

TITLE: Suppertime in Heaven
By Verna Cole Mitchell


Some day in heavenís suppertime,
Itís great that Iíll be able
To chat with women of the Word
At Godís great dining table.

Iíd like to know if Mother Eve
Would disobey again
If she had known the work sheíd have,
As well as childbirth pain.

Iíd love to sit with Sarah and
Discuss her pregnancy.
To have a baby at that age
Sounds difficult to me.

With Hannah, I would wonder how
She did not hesitate
To give her firstborn to the Lord,
His service dedicate.

Iíd not be so presumptuous
To question Jesusí mother,
For honor God bestowed on her
Exceeded any other.

Iíd love to hear her tales of times
When Jesus was a boy.
To have the rearing of Godís Son
Would be a sacred joy.

As for the woman at the well,
When she'd tell me her story,
I think sheíd say forgiveness was
Her first taste of Godís glory.

With Martha, I might make request
For her best recipes,
But Mary, Iíd speak heart-to-heart
On how our Lord to please.

Iíd want to know from both of them
If either gave a shout
When Jesus called to Lazarus,
And he came walking out.

When Iíd see Mary Magdalene,
Iíd ask about that day
When she and others first found out
The stone was rolled away.

What great discussions I could have
In heavenís dining hour
With heroines of Bible times,
Whose lives revealed Godís power.

Together we would worship Him,
The Lord of all creation,
Along with sharing how weíd livedó
Our earthly conversation.

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Sarah Heywood10/21/10
Delightful! I can just see a bunch of us gathered around a great dining table, gabbing while we eat. What a day that will be be!

Your cadence was wonderful, too - very good writing!
Charla Diehl 10/21/10
A+ for rhyme and rhythm throughout this light-hearted poem. This was an enjoyable read.
Mariane Holbrook 10/21/10
This is such a joyous poem! It makes me homesick for heaven, for all the banquets around the table and all of us wanting to sit next to Jesus! Your poem had perfect rythme and meter. It was a pleasure to read it!
Mona Purvis10/21/10
Such wistfulness in this wonderful piece, full of longing. Our lives are our conversation, aren't they? You point it out so very well. Wonderful.

Beth LaBuff 10/21/10
I LOVE this! ...from the time period in heaven to the conversations with these women. I've wondered some of these same questions, especially the one to Hannah. Your meter and word choices are just perfect! A+++! :)
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 10/24/10
This is beautifully done. I also often wonder what Jesus was like as a little boy. Nice job.
Dee Yoder 10/24/10
Beautiful! I'd so love to chat with these women, too, and look forward to that day when this will be a real conversation. Love the sentiments and message of this poetry. Well written!
Carol Penhorwood10/24/10
Oh what heavenly conversations we will have as you have rightly pointed out. Great rhythm and thyme!
Allison Egley 10/24/10
Oh, I rally liked this. I'll bet it was hard to choose which Biblical women to choose. There are so many of them!
Elizabeth Baize10/24/10
I enjoyed the variety of individuals that you mentioned within the family of God, and your personal twist on the aspect of each life that you would find most interesting. I like how you took the Conversation theme and touched on an area that allows a family to come close together -- conversation over a meal.
Colin Swann10/25/10
I hope we men are allowed on God's dining table to join in. Good interesting female heavenly rhyme chat.
Yvonne Blake 10/25/10
Oh that will be great, when we can talk with those old saints in heaven! (I can think of others, too,...missionaries and wives of great preachers)
Loren T. Lowery10/26/10
If one were to speculate, I would say you've already entertained and had those conversations - this reads more like a remembrance - a recall of past chats - hoped for and fulfilled in your poetry.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 10/28/10
Congratulations for placing 10th in level 4 and 16th overall!