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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Illustrate the meaning of “A Stitch in Time Saves Nine” (without using the actual phrase or literal example). (01/03/08)

TITLE: Time Is Fleeting
By Gloria Crouther
01/09/08


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Time is fleeting.
Don't delay!
For tomorrow
Soon be yesterday!

Do your work
With diligence.
The sloth knows
Not his consequence.

Are there friends
That you have pained?
Rush to amend
Loss to regain!

The next day
Is no guarantee,
So procrastination
Flee!

Should you breathe
Your last today,
Your task stands
In another's way.

Year on year
You wait to do
What two years
Ago was new.

Oh, the weight
You carry now
Because last
Year's work abounds!

You won't work
So you can't eat,
Thus to worry
You retreat.

Live and die
Like today's your last.
You are breath.
You soon will pass!

God rested the
Seventh day,
But you rest,
Now, everyday?

Being in His
Image, live!
Live to work
And work to live!

Oh, the wrestling
On your bed-
Your last breath,
The end you dread!

All not done which
You have planned,
But you must
Pass from this land!

Time is fleeting.
Don't delay!
For tomorrow
Soon be yesterday!


Psalm 144:4 "Man is like a breath;
his days are like a fleeting shadow."

New International Version (NIV), Zondervan


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Jan Ackerson 01/10/08
Very good message, and right on topic.

A poem with such short lines really needs to have a consistent meter; otherwise, the reader "stumbles" a bit as we read, when the meter breaks.

Your poetic skills are fine; just a bit of polish here and there.
Joanne Sher 01/13/08
Great message - and I love the first/last stanza especially.
Yvonne Blake 01/15/08
A Poem!
I like the way you repeated the first stanza again at the end.
The rhythm is a little off in places.
Good job...keep writing.