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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Patience (08/21/08)

TITLE: Wait For Me
By Brian Haugrud


When I was just a young boy and we all went out to play.
It would seem I was the slowest at the end of every day.
My feet would move much slower which really was the key.
And I would end up saying, come on, please Wait For Me.

When Phy Ed came while going to school this class I learned to hate.
When others ran and jumped and played I would always hesitate.
For the legs that God had given me needed work to make them free.
And I did not like to have to ask, come on, please Wait For Me.

Iím older now and living life and thank the Lord each day.
That I am able to get around in a very normal way.
And I focus now on writing stories that all fit on a page.
Itís too bad that they havenít yet made me a living wage.

So off to work we go each day to earn our keep in life.
My wife and I each have our jobs which help relieve the strife.
So recently our jobs have changed and a new world we must see.
And God will say, ďdonít run ahead, be patient and Wait For Me.Ē

I find it is so hard to do with the unknown on my mind.
For I like to know whatís coming next which puts me in a bind.
I want to plan and feel secure which seems like victory.
But God assures me Heís my hope so please, just Wait For Me.

So now I try to live each day and put anxious thoughts behind.
And trust the Lord to lead us through when the future seems unkind.
We wait on Him for Heís never failed to always lead us through.
Itís just hard to have the patience as He gives us life anew.

For Christ is our example as we get up with the sun.
He says, ďYou are My people, you donít ever have to run.
Just trust Me now to lead, and donít go out on your own.
For Satan wants to discourage you in the realm of the unknown.Ē

I pray dear Lord You help us all when impatience pokes its nose.
For You can make a thorny bush into a magnificent rose.
And when You find me unsatisfied with the way that things may be.
Help me to remember, You said ďMy child, Please Wait For Me.Ē

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Racheal Chand08/28/08
One of the best I have read so far. Good Job! Keep Writing.
Dan Blankenship 08/28/08
Interesting. I always love P.E., hated math. Always wanted to run away from math.


Like the title and that you kept the title repeating in the poem.

Good show!

May God bless.

Dan Blankenship

Beth B08/28/08
I really enjoyed your poem! Thanks for sharing it with us. I look forward to reading more. I like the transition from wanting others to wait for you, then waiting for God.
Joanne Sher 08/28/08
Wonderful use of repetition, and an excellent job with the rhyme and meter. Excellent message as well. Enjoyed this very much.
Karlene Jacobsen08/29/08
Love the theme. It flowed so well, I thought.

Reading it out loud, I felt as though God was talking in the end directly to me everytime He said, "Please wait for ME."

Great job!
Mary Alice Bowles08/30/08
So very Beautiful....
Aylin Smith 08/30/08
wonderful writing! I loved it!