Jeff Gangwer

Rookie - 274 Points (September 23,1984 / Hood River, Oregon)

Perfection - Poem by Jeff Gangwer

Perfection stood without sin—
A Prophet from Galilee—
The blameless One—
Righteousness; Virtue—
The complete Man

But before the days of His ministry and Passion,
Perfection worked as a carpenter—
A common woodworker—
A builder, an artisan—
His bronze tools at purpose:

An axe for chopping,
An adze for shaping—
A T-square, a level,
A plumb bob, a measuring tape,
A hammer, a mallet

A wedge, a chisel,
A knife, a saw,
A drill, a lathe,
A plane, a polisher,
A rasp, a sander—

Perfection at the bench,
Tooling and building—
The hands of the dust—
As dry as the Judean Desert—
Blood from the cuts and scrapes of labor

Perfection toiled; Perfection worked

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 7, 2014

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