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Joan of Arc, For God and Country

Joan of Arc – For God and Country
On the feast of the Three Kings was born, a baby girl, in 1412, under the sign of Capricorn. Destined to accomplish great deeds and achieve fame, Joan d’Arc was her auspicious name. A religious and political scapegoat, her short life to God and country she did devote. Fervently spurred by heavenly voices, Joan’s fate was guided by singular choices. She avidly believed in her mystical visions, and was obsessed to fulfill her divine mission.
Each night she prayed, “Oh God, save France,” until at last she was granted the perfect chance. Leaving her family and the village of Domremy, she pursued her destiny to defeat France’s enemy. The “Maid of Orleans” with religious fervor and zeal took a vow of chastity and her fate was solidly seal. During the Hundred Years’ War, she took up sword and banner; mounted on a white horse, arrayed in a white suit of armor. Leading the French army to a momentous victory, her rousing battle cry was, “For God and country.”
Abandoned by King Charles the VII and betrayed in the end, she was burnt at the stake by French collaborators and English men. Accusing her of witchcraft, heresy, and for dressing like a man, at age 19, her life was all over according to their devious plan. But even though her light was snuffed out by hatred and bigotry, her exemplary courage and strength helped to unify her country. Joan of Arc, a simple peasant girl, became a woman warrior, and to the world a symbol of conviction, fortitude, and true valor. Canonized a saint by Pope Benedict XV 500 years later, Joan was named Patron Saint of France, rape victims, prisoners, and martyrs.
08-28-2015 Contest: Joan of Arc Sponsor: Isaiah Zerbst Placement: 2nd

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Date: 2/5/2016 4:05:00 PM
Hmm.. Such a lot to consider, she was visited by Holy visions it is recorded, also she was tested and was victorious in her campaigns, also she was victimised as were John the Baptist, and every prophet before ' St Peter & St Paul Martyred, so going on track records I guess she was a honest person, well done Pandita..'
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 2/6/2016 1:01:00 PM
Hi Joe, thank you so much, for your kind compliments, insightful comments and feedback! I'm always happy to hear from you and glad you liked this piece. Have a wonderful weekend, my friend! Pandita
Date: 10/28/2015 10:02:00 PM
Pandita, Congratulations...... SKAT
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 10/31/2015 1:34:00 AM
Many thanks, dear Skat, for your nice congratulations. Enjoy the weekend! Pandita
Date: 10/28/2015 10:36:00 AM
Top marks for this vivid and informative poem dedicated to a courageous woman who was 'politically' condemned to death. Congratulations on a worthy win, Pandita! My entry did not make it to the finals, but strangely enough one poem appeared twice...classifying in 2nd and HM places respectively!! ~ Warm regards // paul
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 10/31/2015 1:48:00 AM
Hi Paul, thank you so much, for your kind compliments and insightful comments! I'm glad you liked this piece. I think that it's a serious oversight that another poem placed twice and your well-deserved piece was left off the list! Warmest regards. Pandita
Date: 10/26/2015 6:19:00 PM
Congrats on a great win Pandita
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 10/27/2015 3:19:00 PM
Dear Joseph, I always appreciate hearing from you. Thank you so much for your kind words. All the best to you. Pandita
Date: 10/26/2015 3:12:00 PM
Hey Pandita, a warm and hearty congratulations on your wonderful poem being chosen as a winner in the contest. This is excellent detail and writing. A beautiful tribute. Well deserved win. Be Blessed, Neva
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 10/27/2015 3:17:00 PM
Hi Neva, thank you so very much for stopping by and for your highly complimentary words which mean a lot to me! Warmest regards. Pandita
Date: 10/26/2015 2:55:00 PM
Very very well written sorry i am late x only just seen the winners congrats x Wendy
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Date: 10/27/2015 3:16:00 PM
Hi Wendy, I thank you so very much for leaving me your wonderful compliment! I really appreciate it! Warmest regards. Pandita
Date: 10/26/2015 1:41:00 PM
Congrats Pandita on your winning write on Joan!
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Date: 10/26/2015 2:36:00 PM
Hi Balveen, thank you so very much for stopping by and for your highly complimentary words which mean a lot to me! Warmest regards. Pandita
Date: 9/11/2015 9:00:00 AM
A beautiful and exceptional piece my friend. You have presented a fine ,historical account of the tragedy of her death and the way she was used and later murdered. Good luck in that contest and A7 on this fine poem.
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 9/11/2015 8:57:00 PM
My dear friend, Robert, I am so appreciative of your kind complimentary words, heartfelt comments, and high score! Thank you! All the best. Pandita
Date: 9/4/2015 7:11:00 PM
Beautiful pen Pandita! This is a most wonderful poem you've painted here of Joan of Arc, and I really enjoyed reading it.So very sad and horrible how she was betrayed in the end.Excellent piece!A 7!And thank you so much for visiting my page and very much I appreciate it all my friend:)In his light, God bless you!Wishing you a very lovely weekend!:) D
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 9/5/2015 12:19:00 PM
Hi Dorian, thank you so much, for your kind compliments, insightful comments, and high score! I'm glad you liked this piece. Have a wonderful weekend, my friend! Pandita
Date: 8/31/2015 2:15:00 PM
this is epic, pandita.. swell detailed and fascinating.. huggs
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Date: 8/31/2015 7:22:00 PM
Hi Nette, thank you so very much for stopping by and for your highly complimentary words which mean a lot to me! Warmest regards. Pandita
Date: 8/30/2015 4:12:00 PM
Great historical piece Pandita ... Good luck in the contest ! Bev :)
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Date: 8/30/2015 5:01:00 PM
Hi Bev, I thank you so very much for leaving me your wonderful compliment! I really appreciate it! Warmest regards. Pandita
Date: 8/30/2015 7:44:00 AM
Excellent write my friend.Your have done research here. Well done. Tfs
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Date: 8/30/2015 12:07:00 PM
Hi Ravi, thank you so much, for your kind compliments! I'm glad you liked this piece. Have a wonderful weekend, my friend! Pandita
Date: 8/29/2015 9:43:00 PM
This is one of the better historical writes I have read! Loved this. I might point out to others, that when we read poems such as this, its to wet the taste buds, to make us curious to learn more, and when it comes to the history of France, there is no shortage of exciting books to read!!! Hugs
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 8/29/2015 11:35:00 PM
Arthur, thank you so much for putting this into proper perspective! I am so appreciative of your insightful feedback! I love period pieces and this contest presented me with an opportunity to learn more about this fascinating character and to better understand the historical context in which she lived. Warmest regards to you, my friend! Pandita
Date: 8/29/2015 8:54:00 PM
Great write Pandita...best wishes
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 8/29/2015 9:12:00 PM
Hi Joseph, I am honored by your compliment. Thank you so much! Have a great weekend! Pandita
Date: 8/29/2015 9:16:00 AM
You have researched this so well Pandita -good luck in the contest:-) hugs jan xx
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 8/29/2015 12:12:00 PM
Thank you so much, dear Jan for your best wishes and kind words! have a wonderful weekend! Pandita
Date: 8/28/2015 8:13:00 PM
now I am no fan of historic tales....simply because I wasn't there so oh well....but these words you express offer so much hope....only the fear of not becoming a martyr can be worse than dope....;)
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 8/28/2015 8:52:00 PM
Oh, I just enjoy your responses which are so encouraging, Eric. Thanks my friend, you inspire me to keep on trucking! Enjoy the evening! Pandita
Date: 8/28/2015 7:58:00 PM
Pandita, you do the story of St. Joan great justice in a very entertaining way! Love it, my friend and a 7! Have a great evening. Kika
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 8/28/2015 8:06:00 PM
Many thanks, dear Kika for being the first to comment on this piece which just happens to be my 100th entry! YEAH! Also thank you for your highly complimentary words and high score! I am an devotee of St. Joan having been inspired by her life! Have a wonderful weekend, my friend! Pandita