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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Huh? (01/21/10)

TITLE: Sorry, But You Missed It
By Brian Haugrud
01/21/10


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It was late last night I went to bed.
When I had a vision in my head.
I saw the Lord Who bid me come.
He said, “I want to show you some.”

“Some what” I said as I stood in fear.
He said, “Follow Me, there over here.”
What are they, went through my mind.
When He stopped, what would I find?

I looked ahead and then looked up.
He said “now don’t you interrupt.”
“This pile is high and double wide.”
“I’d like to put them by your side.”

“They’re full of gifts, rewards and such.”
“I’m sad to say you won’t get much.”
“Those opportunities I sent your way.”
“You never gave the light of day.”

“You would not step up to the plate.”
“For all these gifts you are too late.”
“The work at hand will still get done.”
“Even though you chose to run.”

I then woke up in humility.
My eyes were opened and I could see.
So on my knees to God I prayed.
“Thank you Lord for this vision laid.”

“As I start my day, please give me strength.”
“Help me to go to any length.”
“To do Your work, fulfill Your plan.”
“And truly be Your kind of man.”

“To not go “huh” to the man in need.”
“Help me to sow Your Holy seed.”
“And make you proud of what I’ve done.”
“Then when in Heaven, You can call me son.”


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Sharon Laughter 01/28/10
I have never been a fan of poetry except in rare occasions and this is one - GREAT take on the subject, flowed well - EXCELLENT entry!!!! (Sure you're a beginner?)
Jeanne E Webster 01/28/10
So many lost opportunities; we've all accumulated them. Nicely written and good rhythm. The one "huh" speaks volumes. Blessings.
Amanda Brogan01/28/10
A great reminder for us as Christians not to pass up the opportunities that God sends us everyday. A very well-written poem with outstanding meaning and a great challenge!
Karen Macor01/28/10
How true and so nicely written. Thanks for sharing your thoughts in such a beautiful way.
TheWayTruthLife Santos01/28/10
Indeed, a challenge! May God see all my work of demonstration of faith and obedience to Him count much for His glory, in Christ Jesus.
Thank you for well-written poem.
Blessings to you.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 01/29/10
Beautiful poem. You said it all. I have tears in my eyes. Thank you for sharing your insight.
Jan Ackerson 02/01/10
Well-done in both rhyme and meter.

You don't need quotation marks at the beginning and end of every line; it got to be a bit bulky. They're only needed at the beginning and ending of each speech. For example:

I looked ahead and then looked up.
He said, “Now don’t you interrupt.
This pile is high and double wide;
I’d like to put them by your side.”


Wonderful lesson for us all to learn!
Lollie Hofer 02/01/10
I enjoyed this sermon in verse. Good meter and rhyme as well.
Janice Fitzpatrick02/02/10
I really enjoyed this poem, well done. It flowed in rhthym and spoke to the reader. Nice job. :0))
Ruth Brown 02/02/10
The title was so appropriate.
None of us want to miss it! Well done.