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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: The Game of Life (09/11/08)

TITLE: THE MOST IMPORTANT GAME EVER
By SONYETTA COOK
09/15/08


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THE GAME OF LIFE
The Most Important Game Ever

The game begins the day you come into this world.
It doesnít matter if youíre a boy or a girl.

Your uniform is put on you at birth.
And you keep on this uniform until you leave this earth.

You are given some coaches, some better than others.
Some coaches are fathers, some coaches are mothers.

Some coaches are relatives or family friends.
Some coaches are women and some coaches are men.

Never the less their task is the same
To get you prepared for the big game.

The game of life is played everyday
But you can decide on which team you will play.

Be careful when you decide which team you choose.
For one of those teams is destined to loose.

God and his angles look down on the earth
They have been cheering you on since the day of your birth.

Satan stands by watching your every move
Trying to see which dirty play he will use.

He has lots of different plays for the purpose of harm
He uses all types of tactics including his charm.

But god has given us a really good tool.
A playbook filled with all of his rules.

His words are the only plays you need.
Use his words and you will succeed.

The playbook alone is not enough
You have to practice to learn this stuff.

Churches are the best practice fields.
They help godís plays become instilled

Instilled in your heart and in your mind.
So youíll know what to do when its game time.



Get excited and enthused about the game we play.
Donít be content with sitting on the bench everyday.

Get out there and score points for your team.
Allow god to use you in everything.

If youíre just playing for fun, not to win
Think about what happens when your game ends.

Think about when your game is over.
When God comes down and taps you on the shoulder.

What if he says, put your uniform away?
Will you be ready to retire that day?

When its time for you to check out of the game
Will Godís team roster bare your name?

When he replays your game to see what youíve done.
Will watching this game with him be fun?

Will he be delighted in your accomplishments?
Or disappointed that you willingly sat on the bench?

What if the championship game was today,
and everyone was playing their very last play?

If today Jesus came to gather his flock
Would you be wanting more time on the clock?

Or would you rest easy because you know youíve played well
Do you feel confident that your next home is heaven and not hell?

Are you uncomfortable by the feelings that these questions bring?
Could it be that maybe youíre on the wrong team?

If youíre on the wrong team, if your gut feeling says its true.
Jesus Christ has been waiting for you.

He has been waiting for you to let him into your heart
Waiting for you to be a partÖÖ..
Of Godís Winning Team.


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Joy Faire Stewart09/19/08
I enjoyed the analogy used in the poem and the message is wonderful. Very good job with the topic.
Melanie Kerr 09/19/08
Good message. I am not sure that God has any "angles" though! That is not something a spell check would have picked up. Some of your rhyming couplets were spot on in terms of the rythmn and end rhymes. There were others where I felt you had too many syllables.
Yvonne Blake 09/20/08
Good work with your rhyming. The rhythm was a little off in places. Good thoughts.