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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Risk (05/17/12)

TITLE: Do I Dare?
By LaRue Kendrick
05/23/12


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Do I Dare?

Do I dare love this child God has given us?
Do I dare not love this child, and wish I had much later?

Do I dare put my heart on the line, and maybe have it broken?
Do I dare not put it on the line and miss the blessing and closeness with this child?

Do I dare have hopes and dreams for this child?
Do I dare not to have them and neglect encouragement and praise?

Do I dare pray for this child in fear my prayers wonít be answered?
Do I dare not pray and miss the oneness with God and the vision He has for this child?

Do I dare be proud of this child and chance a sinful pride?
Do I dare not be proud and miss the humble gratitude in what God is doing in this childís life?

Do I dare be thankful for this child for fear the child will be taken from me too soon?
Do I dare not to be thankful and know this child will forever be a part of me?

Do I dare to put this child in Godís hands for Him to plan and care for?
Do I dare not to but trust my own inadequacy and blindness to plan and care for this child?

Yes, I do dare. I dare to do all these things. For only then will I know the fullness of life God has for both of us.


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CD Swanson 05/24/12
Powerful and personal declaration of love and faith...Thank you.

God Bless~
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 05/27/12
This is a lovely piece. It's a great take on the topic. Love at any level can become a risk of a broken heart.

I stumbled over some of the lines. For example the first dare not made me stop and figure if you were saying you wish you had given birth to this child later when you were older. I did realize, after a few reads that you meant that you later would regret not loving the child. I think some well placed commas might clear this up.

You did a beautiful job putting your feelings out there for all to see. I could feel the MC's vulnerability. You did a wonderful job with this well-written piece.
Pam Ford Davis 05/30/12
The inner thoughts of the MC are both perceptive and thought provoking. I like the style and flow of this risk entry.

Wing His Words!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 05/31/12
Congratulations for placing 11th in level one!