Wednesday, June 8, 2016

A Little Housecleaning

Hello, all. Things are going pretty well, so far as the reception of W.O.W. created w.o.w.  in the U.S.!  The give-a-way was over within two days with no prizes left!
 I did receive a like on my Facebook page from one of my international readers and, since I had no address, have asked for the library in that particular city to email me its mailing address. When I receive that, I will be mailing a book to that library. I will be entering the other four books in a general drawing that Amazon handles unless, of course, I get other cities with likes on my Facebook page or emails with addresses. Either way, this will be over and done by Thursday, June 16th. I will let you know the outcome. Now that I have taken care of that little bit of housecleaning, we can move on to the next thing on the agenda.

There were questions that were posed to you on June 3rd, 4th, and 6th that need answering.  Let's get to that, shall we? On Friday, June 3rd, you were asked three questions, and I have listed the questions again for you along with the poem that they pertain to and some possible answers.

Friday, June 3, To Ponder:
  1. What is the primary and secondary feeling tone of this poem? Explain your answer  with citations from the poem. Answer: Primary theme is determination. Secondary theme  is hope. There is a message implied via example which is, "Though persecuted, keep going because the reward will be worth it!"
  2. What part does tenacity play in this poem?  Answer: Tenacity plays a big part because as per the first six lines of verse five, the speaker in this poem is running on tenacity coupled with hope.
  3. How would you guess, if you had to, that heaven feels about this poem? About the poet? Substantiate please. Answer: One would think that Heaven would be pleased because the last five lines of the last verse seem to say it all.
Sometimes people will look for 
Excuses to not like you at all 
And they often wish with all their hearts
 To see you take a fall.

About me, people often say
"She thinks she is so much!"
But what those people do not know
Or just plain fail to see
Is the fact that what they perceive 
As arrogant independence is 
Jesus' touch in me.

He didn't give me sisters
Like most of you have
Instead, He gave me independence
Coupled with faith and a little tenacity
So that I could do the task
That has been laid out for me
In all of its complexity.

What you have perceived
As my "assumed superiority" 
Has made you decide to try to turn 
The tables of fate against me.

Should I obey God or should I choose
To try to please man...
Don't know about you
But "imma"  do everything that I can
While I can; that is the part that "So Much" 
(i.e., my love for the Lord) plays in my life
Hoping to hear my Lord say
"In spite of the obstacles that
Were put in her way
For me she still ran
And she did not let her walk
Be deterred by any woman or man."
 
Will be posting the answers to June 4 and 6 in a few moments. Just enjoy this for now.

Okay, I am back. Here is the question asked on Saturday, June 4 and the answer for it:

To Ponder:
Can you construct a verse to better tie the first and last verses of this poem together? Answer:

 
You always said that I was stronger
Than I thought I was; that may be true
But one thing I now know, envy will
Make folk do bad things to you.

 
*************
 
Envy, though you tried to disguise
Yourself behind the cloak of a smile
Your younger siblings, Jealousy & Hatred
Just couldn't hide their bile.
 
Either one of these verses can serve as a tie in verse. What did your tie-in verse read like?
 
The last answer will be posted later tonight. Life calls right now.
(Cont. on next page...)

 
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