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MISCHIEF KNOWN BY GOD

Quirky tricks of my special child are amusing… But vexing when they turn to be mischievous acts Exposing follies in the guise of innocence; Thus, I respond with love-filled correction-dealings. My child’s mischief reminds me actually of mine Which I try to hide to guard my reputation Such is what human nature readily asserts And I’m not exempted from succumbing to it. Learning from my child’s naughtiness which does offend I admit my own that may or can hurt and harm Since nothing can escape from the omniscient God Who compassionately forgives and freely transforms. Thus, I ask pardon* for my mischief’s ill effects While praying with faith to win against my defects.
*1Samuel 15:25 Now therefore, I pray thee, pardon my sin, and turn again with me, that I may worship the LORD. Hybronnet: For this “poetic modification,” I made all first twelve lines to follow the blank verse form with twelve syllables each. Meanwhile the last two lines (lines 13 and 14) make a couplet, like that of a sonnet, with each line having twelve syllables. September 8, 2018 7th place, "A Form of Mischief" Poetry Contest Sponsored by Nina Parmenter; judged on 10/4/2018.

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Date: 11/9/2018 4:54:00 PM
Many congrats on your win beata:-) Hugs Jan xx
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Beata Agustin
Date: 11/12/2018 12:14:00 AM
Praise God. Thanks for your compliments. God bless you.
Date: 10/4/2018 7:22:00 PM
I enjoyed reading your poem as well as the 'mischievous' new form you created, Beata! Congrats on your win. Sandra
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Beata Agustin
Date: 10/4/2018 9:48:00 PM
Praise God! Thanks for your comments. God bless you!
Date: 10/4/2018 5:30:00 PM
Well done, Beata! CONGRATS. Janice
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Beata Agustin
Date: 10/4/2018 9:49:00 PM
Praise God. Thanks for your comments. God bless you!
Date: 10/4/2018 3:39:00 PM
Congratulations Beata on your place in my Mischief contest! I really related to trying to discipline my own children while putting my own trangressions to one side!
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Beata Agustin
Date: 10/4/2018 9:52:00 PM
Praise God. Thanks for the comments. Thanks likewise for the placement, and for the privilege of being a part of your sponsored contest, which has "challenged my poetic mentality" (so to speak). God bless you...