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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Bon Voyage (09/05/05)

TITLE: Cruising in Prayer
By Teresa Harral
09/11/05


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Cruising in Prayer

It is five in the morning and the alarm is ringing,
So I slap the snooze to keep it from singing.
Scurry, scurry for Iím running late,
Whoís in the bathroom? It must be my mate.
So little time, so much to do,
Canít imagine when Iíll be through.
Rising before the sun can appear,
I stand and contemplate what dress I should wear.
There is no time to stop for prayer,
The Lord is compassionate, He wonít care.
My boss presents new projects and demands,
Has he forgotten- I only have two hands!
A coworker is ill, another is late,
My client has departed, he would not wait.
The traffic is congested on the interstate again,
And my son who Iím chauffeuring wonders where Iíve been.
Remorse arises for not starting the day with prayer,
For my head is spinning, Iím out of steam I fear.
The aisles are crammed with food carts at the store,
And the prices on the items have soared once more.
The gasoline that is filling my tank,
At astronomical prices made my heart sank.
One child to soccer, one at band till six,
My body aches and thereís still supper to fix.
I am overwhelmed and know not what to do,
Lord I need to talk with you.
Homework tutoring with math to check,
Much patience is needed for a helpful effect.
The dog is pacing and whining at me,
For he is mad that his supper was neglected, you see.
The clothes are winkled in the dryer,
And the pile needing washing could not reach any higher.
Finally I retire to bed, and my husband reaches his arms around me,
Exhausted and frustrated, my tears trickle down my face freely.
With wisdom and love, my darling makes me aware,
To have a ďBon VoyageĒ, you must cruise in prayer.


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B Brenton09/13/05
It flows like a river. Congratulations.
Jan Ackerson 09/13/05
Some of your rhymes and word choices seem a bit unnatural and forced. However, this poem teaches a valuable lesson! We've all been there, and need to be reminded. Thank you!
sandra snider09/14/05
you must cruise in prayer...well put. You are great with details. The poem just riveted me, and usually I am not a poem-type person. You so captured the hectic pace of our lives! You gave the reader a very accurate and poignant look into your life. Thank you!
Linda Watson Owen09/18/05
This is so cute and so true all at the same time!
Deborah Porter 09/21/05
Teresa, this was a delightful look at "bon voyage." I know that a lot of us definitely related! With love, Deb (Challenge Coordinator)