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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: Blowout (04/28/11)

TITLE: Life's Blowouts
By Verna Cole Mitchell
05/04/11


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And just like thatóthe tire blew;
Disaster was awaiting you.
Your life has blowouts when you chance
An unexpected circumstance:

The friend who knew your heart betrayed
The spouse you pledged your life to strayed
The babe you longed for was stillborn
For life that might have been, you mourn
A tragic illness diagnosed
The unrelenting pain you host
The sudden loss of one held dear
You canít believe sheís not still here
Your children, holding all your dreams
Sidetracked by Satanís evil schemes
Imprisoned for a traitorís lie
By judge whose justice went awry
The fire, the floods, the raging wind
Your home destructs and all within
The job lost you had worked life-long
The money you had saved all gone
The plans you had created, crashed
The goals youíd set your heart on, smashed.

Take heart, my friends, your God is near.
Thereís not a prayer He does not hear.
Thereís not a single tragedy
That His all-seeing eye canít see.

His loveís like none you can compare;
Your every pain and loss, Heíll share.
With Him there is no hopelessness;
In perfect peace, your heart can rest.


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Laury Hubrich 05/08/11
You certainly covered most of life's blowouts in this poem, for sure. Thank you for leaving us with hope or I'd be dragging my chin on the ground this Mother's Day:) Nicely written, as always.
Beth LaBuff 05/08/11
Oh, I REALLY needed to read this tonight. Just know that your message ministered to me, reminded me, filled me with hope. I love your creativity with this. Thank you! You've I'm going to mark this as a favorite.
Debra Hindman05/12/11
Beautiful, Verna! Brought tears to my eyes. Congrats on your EC placement this week...well deserved!
Amanda Brogan05/12/11
Gorgeous! Wonderful message to the broken-hearted.

Congratulations on the Editor's Choice!
Carol Penhorwood 05/12/11
This one is a keeper for sure, filled with comfort and encouragement in all of life's trials. Absolutely deserving of this award and is going in my favorites as well.
Beth LaBuff 05/12/11
Congratulations on your Editor's Choice, VernaJ! It's twin day! :)
Yvonne Blake 05/13/11
Yay, Verna! You're on a roll. Congratulations!