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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Beginning and End (04/16/09)

TITLE: There's More To The Story
By Brian Haugrud


This is a story from way back; this guy thought he was good.
He had a wife so beautiful, as any smart guy would.
They loved to live in harmony with everything around.
A big mistake though they would make, so now they till the ground.

They liked to have great power of mind; to choose as free men would.
But did not realize that their kind, would not choose as they should.
Itís too bad that this smart guy fell, by listening to his wife.
Then consequence would come their way, and fill their life with strife.

This set the wheels of life in motion, for all who would be born.
No longer could they claim perfection, and toot each his own horn.
No more chance to live forever, with life thatís free from pain.
It now would seem that all they touched was soaked with sinful stain.

As time went by their family grew, with tragedy and fear.
It started with a murdered man whose brother couldnít hear.
That still small tugging in his heart to do whatís right and true.
Instead of living in a civilized world, it now would be a zoo.

As time would pass with evil gaining, mankind had lost all hope.
God had noticed their lives were paining, all at the end of rope.
His Son was sent to save the world, but the world just slapped Him down.
With mocking, cursing, and beaten body, the cross fell in the ground.

Heís dead, it seemed like hope was gone, and evil had prevailed.
His best friend had denied he knew Him, then one by one they bailed.
What would they do with out their leader who promised victory?
In three days their eyes were opened, when He rose to make men free.

So now we come to modern times and Jesus is forgotten.
We live like there is no tomorrow, and forget our lives were boughten.
Evil worsens every day; and accountability must come.
But most will still just fall away; only saving some.

Even though this tale has run its course; this story is not done.
There is still hope of eternal life through Jesus Christ, the Son.
Thereís forgiveness for the repentant heart, and those who chose His glory.
Itís only then that the world can know that, Thereís More To The Story.

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Amanda Ewing04/23/09

"So now we come to modern times and Jesus is forgotten.
We live like there is no tomorrow, and forget our lives were boughten.
Evil worsens every day; and accountability must come.
But most will still just fall away; only saving some."
Patricia Herchenroether04/23/09
I agree with Amanda. Totally riveting and your title goes well with the topic.
Kathy Gronau 04/27/09
Very nice!
Loren T. Lowery04/27/09
Nicely done poem from the story of Adam and Eve to the Crucifixion to the key to eternity. You used very few words to sum up a great deal.
Deborah Porter 05/06/09
Hi Brian. Iím running a little late this week, but just wanted to leave a quick note to let you know your entry, There's More to the Story, actually did very well in the Beginning and End Challenge. Although you didn't receive an award, you made it into the Highest Rankings for Level 1, placing 15th in that Level.

There were a lot of entries this week, and competition in Level 1 is always very intense, so well done.
If you'd like to check the highest rankings for yourself, you can find them here:

The highest rankings are posted every Thursday evening on the Message Boards.
Again, well done. :-)

Hope to see you at the FaithWriters' Conference in August.

With love, Deb (Challenge Coordinator)