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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Oops (01/14/10)

TITLE: Tired Of The Daily Grind
By Brian Haugrud
01/15/10


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We spend our life just working.
We toil from dawn to dusk.
We dress up for the work at hand.
We might even wear some musk.

Sometimes we feel important,
Other times just a slave.
Sometimes its open places,
And sometimes in a cave.

We try so hard to get ahead,
To get ourselves on top.
For satisfaction to be felt,
The ball we dare not drop.

We pray our lives are not an “oops”.
That all was not in vain.
That in the end we have some hope,
Of achieving a great gain.

Why do we do it every day?
Why do we work so hard?
It’s surly more than just the pay,
Might be the ego card.

It seems we work just for ourselves,
A dead end street at best.
For in the natural realm of things,
We’ll always fail the test.

The “oops” in this equation,
Is who we’re working for.
If we did it all for Christ,
The meaning would be more.

So if you have a blurry focus,
And your heart is in a bind.
Maybe you should work for God?
The reason for the daily grind.


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Verna Mull 01/21/10
Wonderful poem here and such deep thoughts. Yes, I certainly hope that when life is over, God will not look at me and say "oops" Great poetry, and great expression of a deep thought
Sara Harricharan 01/21/10
This is pretty well done, a little awkward in a few places, a typo/missing comma, but the rhythm for reading and the syllables are well chosen. I enjoyed the read, it flowed well and there was a good message. What a way to think of "Oops" nice job!
Ruth Brown 01/21/10
Oh so well said. Keep up the good work. Blessings,Ruth
Janice Fitzpatrick01/22/10
I love poetry anyways and this one was well written.I like the voice and your message is one that we can all reflect on. Nicely put. For the most part the meter and rhythm are right on, only in a couple of places they could be touched up to just a tad more. But all in all this is very good.:0) Keep on writing. God bless your day.:)))
Jean Beier01/23/10
I enjoyed your poem. A nice reminder that all we do should bring Him honor. God Bless.
Jan Ackerson 01/25/10
Good message in this light and charming poem.
Mary Knoll Santos01/26/10
I liked how you chose your words to compose this poem. The flow and rhythm was easy read and smooth. Keep it up.
Keep writing for Jesus, our Lord.
Grace, peace and rest in the "daily grind of life"
God is faithful and trustworthy,
Maryknoll