Deidre Dixon

Freshman - 696 Points (6-18-1961 / Gary, Indiana)

The Selection - Poem by Deidre Dixon

Today I have an opportunity to make a selection
Of precious jewels to adorn me, catch the King’s eye and gain his affection
I’m not sure if I should get something for my hair, a necklace or a ring
Before this important encounter that I will have with the King
As I enter this chamber I can’t help but be totally amazed
By all there is to choose from as I just stand in the midst and gaze
All of the other maidens have selected jewels that look so gaudy
Their attitudes are so disrespectful, rude and haughty
I know that elegance, grace, wisdom and intelligence are traits I must exude
I cannot afford to give off an arrogant or prideful attitude
This selection I must make will say a lot about me in the King’s eyes
I need to seek the advice of someone who is close to the King and who is wise
He will be able to assist me with making the right selection
From this enormous array of jewels from the King’s collection
It is of extreme importance that the selection I make is just right
I don’t know exactly the hour or day, but my encounter with the King could be tonight
I must make absolute certain that I am the one the King will choose
If I am not selected by the King, my whole nation could stand a chance to loose
This wise man closest to the King helped me to make the perfect choice by far
He turned my attention to a simple pendant of a single star
He knew that this was the piece that would get the King’s attention
It was the star representing my own people this wise man did not fail to mention
When I placed it upon my neck I knew this was the right choice
I wanted to scream in victory, but I didn’t dare raise my voice
Somehow I know deep inside that when I have my encounter with the King
I am the one he will tell his servants into his chamber to bring
Once I am in his chambers, I will win his heart I believe
There is not one single solitary thing that I won’t be able to receive
It’s amazing how one simple selection can save a whole nation
And how the Lord God, Jehovah, can use me, a lowly maiden
I owe all praises to Him for the guidance and direction
It is only by the grace of God that I made the right selection


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 13, 2005



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