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Sacred Seat: A Chair's Tale

The first thing that I recall knowing
As a sturdy and young olive tree
Extremely well rooted and growing
Was the sweltering sunlight on me

For two centuries I took deep root
To prepare for my ultimate fate
So when I could no longer bear fruit
There was then but a decade to wait

I was cut—left to dry for ten years
So that seasoned I’d perfectly be
For what the carpenter engineers
For admirers my beauty to see

Finally, the time came to carve me
Into the stout piece that would bear
The One who came down from His glory
I’d become a rough-hewn olive chair

Into the great city I traveled
The same city once fated for doom
Through alleys, then up a steep stairway
I was put in a small upper room

Beside the simple wooden table
I was placed in center position
Where the King who was born in a stable
Sat prepared to accomplish His mission

He prayed and broke bread with His brothers
As a symbol of what He would do
He blessed it then passed to the others
As His body; ’twas "broken for you"

Then to signify His precious blood
The red wine from the cup He did sip
So that it could cleanse as a flood
As from nail wounds it later would drip

To this day, I still can remember
How it felt when Christ Jesus did rest
I sensed that His love was so tender
Even when He was put to the test

He said, “Father, Father, forgive them”
As He faced His long prophesied death
The love for all things He had poured out
As He uttered His very last breath

Today, the risen Lord I remember
Whose story has long since been told
As I sit in the same dusty chamber
And recall that Last Supper of old

* Placed 1st in Deborah Guzzi's contest, "The Chairs Tale"

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009

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Date: 10/3/2009 6:30:00 AM
Congrats again!! Love Light Truth Patricia
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Date: 10/2/2009 12:16:00 PM
Donna, congratulations on making the first round of the contest...Raul
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Date: 9/29/2009 5:27:00 AM
Congratulations, again, Donna! I remember this winning piece. Good luck in the finals! Lo9ve, Robin
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Date: 9/25/2009 6:42:00 PM
Just wanted to drop by and add--Congratulations on having three poems make it through the first round in the contest. Good luck in the finals! Karen
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Date: 9/24/2009 12:35:00 PM
Triple congratulations are in order for all three of your entries making the first cut! You go, Girl! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 9/24/2009 12:05:00 PM
Donna, congratulations in getting past round one of the competition, good luck >> James,x
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Date: 9/24/2009 10:45:00 AM
Congratulations on your 3 poems making it through the first round.Wishing you the best in the finals donna. Love, Carol
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Date: 9/23/2009 6:47:00 AM
Congrats on this selection, Donna. Yes, a chair to tell the story....great idea. Love, daver
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Date: 9/22/2009 7:48:00 PM
Donna, congrats on your feature this week...Raul
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Date: 9/22/2009 3:34:00 PM
That is a blessed chair! I don't know how I missed this because I remember the contest. This a great poem! Congratulations on getting it featured!
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Date: 9/22/2009 6:33:00 AM
Congratulations on your wonderful poetry being featured this week Donna, awesome piece>>James
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Date: 9/21/2009 8:05:00 AM
Congratulations on your poem being featured.
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Date: 9/21/2009 7:18:00 AM
Congrats on your poetry being featured this week… please keep writing… great you! Adeleke
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Date: 9/21/2009 3:23:00 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Donna. Love, Carol
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Date: 9/21/2009 12:06:00 AM
Congrats on your feature poem this week Donna.Rgds Brian
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Date: 9/20/2009 6:11:00 PM
Blessings to you for sharing this inspirational poem with us. Nice use of rhyme. Congratulations on being featured this week. Enjoy your honor. Keep on writing. Karen
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Date: 9/20/2009 5:52:00 PM
So nice to see this featured....back for another chance to view! Congratulations!! Love, Carrie
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Date: 7/16/2009 5:58:00 PM
this is great, I love the journey you took me on.The carpenter, was Jesus, so awesome..
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Date: 5/17/2009 8:42:00 AM
This is excellent and it flows with such grace and reverence. I like the testimonial essence of the poem and the consistency of the theme. This is really a blessing to read. If you would also like to read some uplifting and inspirational pieces, check out my "2009 Best Christian Poetry Award" in the blog section, dated Sunday, May 10, 2009, regarding my book. It also has great Epulaeryu poems. Great job and God bless always! ~Joseph
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Date: 3/4/2009 9:00:00 AM
Dear Donna - Congratulations on your BIG WIN in Deborah's contest! Peace always, John
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Date: 3/3/2009 11:58:00 PM
Congrats on your success in Debbie's contest Donna Rgds Brian
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Date: 3/3/2009 8:27:00 PM
Donna - Congratulations on your first place win in Deborah's contest - Wonderfully penned beautiful poem - God Bless, MJ
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Date: 3/3/2009 4:32:00 PM
Beautiful, beautiful...did I say it was beautiful? Congrats on first place!-Always Alexandra
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Date: 3/2/2009 10:48:00 PM
COngrats Donna... excellent personification! ~ Arany
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Date: 3/2/2009 2:23:00 PM
Congratulations on your 1st place win in Debbie's contest, Donna! Love, Robin
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