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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Brown (11/26/09)

TITLE: The Blanket Of Life
By Brian Haugrud
11/28/09


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I sat back in my easy chair and drifted off to sleep.
Dreaming of my childhood prayer; I pray my soul to keep.
Of all the life God gave to me, with wife and kid times two.
The time we spent when they were small had made a bond of glue.

They each sat on my lap at night while I read from the Book.
Wed cover with a brown blanket which made our little nook.
It kept us warm and held us close; this time was very dear.
Wed learn what God would speak to us and knew that He was near.

Something special happened there in their younger years.
We built a very special bond, a bond so free of fears.
The brown blanket gave security from all things very bad.
It gave a boundary to our thoughts, especially for a lad.

It seems I now was wide awake and thinking of today.
Both kids are gone and on their own, and finding their own way.
The closest one twelve hundred miles is married and in love.
Theyre expecting their first child now, a treasure from above.

It will be our first grandchild, a son to take our name.
Well be so proud and filled with joy, to Jesus we proclaim.
To do our best to give this child a faith to call his own.
Instilling seeds of Godly faith so hell never be alone.

And next I think about our girl who left just yesterday.
Six thousand miles on a plane and eighteen hours away.
To teach some children in a land so far beyond the sea.
And help them learn a new language; a feeling thats so free.

That brown blanket served its cause; comforting security.
We still have it in storage, Im not sure where that would be.
But when the time to come is right well bring it out once more.
And share the story of its plight, new memories by the score.

So now Ill drift back off to sleep for God will give me piece.
And pleasant thoughts on days gone by I pray will never seize.
Stories with that brown blanket will once more flood my mind.
And rest pure rest Ill get from them when to me they unwind.


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Sunny Loomis 12/09/09
I like this! Good job. Nicely done.
Jeanne E Webster 12/09/09


A sweet reminiscence, most endearing. Blessings on your ever-growing family! God is so good...hallelujah! A tip: double check spelling, such as "piece" (peace) and "seize" (cease). A bit of editing will click into rhythm the lines and words. Thanks for sharing.
Linda Payne12/09/09
Beautiful message about instilling our faith in our children. Congrats on being a grandparent, it is wonderful!
The rhythm was a little uneven at times, but keep working and practicing, you are off to a great start!