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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Before and After (05/14/09)

TITLE: Rest in the Lord
By Tracy Jenks
05/16/09


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As I fall into my comfy bed
my body lay at rest
Yes... relaxation at it's best

I wake to an annoying noise
a noise to familiar
one I dread to hear

It's time again
to start all over
it's time to remove the cover

I say to my Father
here I am
I must be part of your plan

I say good morning
King of glory
I can't wait to hear the story

The story behind the shooting star
that I saw from afar
as you spoke, I was so aware

The yearning in my heart
was all about you
and all you can do

It's not about me and my wish
It's about our relationship
Before it didn't matter

But after that day
I went astray
I lost my path

The path you made for me
before I could see...
I thank you for your mercy

Before my eyes were opened
I lived for me
until you showed the importance of maturity

Matured I have
with each passing day
a bump in the road causes delay

Delayed but still going
knowing your love for me
keeps me striving for eternity

Not only eternity
but for me
and my family

Blessings are abundant
Why would you glimpse at me?
A woman with leprosy?

You give strength to the weak
and answer those who seek
and you comfort those who weep

Many can't see
because they do not search
please protect them from this world's curse

Relationships aren't meant for only trails
they grow abundantly with each mile
there is a Savior who can fill your soul

Your soul was made for Him
the piece that's missing
Why do you keep guessing?

Are you fearful?
What will it change?
Things will never be the same.

Before, it didn't matter
then soon after
I realized with laughter

God is patient
It is a process
Exciting I must confess

You will never know
until you search
for the one that should come first

He is loving
He is kind
He is gracious beyond mankind

He is our God
our comforter
our strong tower

Crawl into your resting place
rest in the Lord
there is no greater reward

Do it now
don't hesitate
soon, it will be to late


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Sara Harricharan 05/24/09
A very interesting poem. You structured it in a curious way. The middle line in the first verse has a slight typo though, "lay" should be "lays" to be accurate in the tense you're using it. ^_^

I liked the last verse best of all though. Thanks for sharing this!
Aylin Smith 05/24/09
Good job!