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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Singing (10/31/05)

TITLE: Sing a new Song, Amos!
By Norma OGrady


It was in Jerusalem on the first of May
The smallest gnat ever, was born that day
Not making a sound,
The little gnat opened his tiny eyes and looked around
Seeing his Mom and Dad looking profound
Dad said to his tiny son, your name will be Amos, How does that sound?

All of the neighbor gnats began to clapped really loud
As they beheld Amos, they became spellbound
We've come from Egypt, the city Cairene
And he's the littlest gnat we've ever seen

His parents so proud, stood up to say
Don't worry about his size, he will be OK
In just ten days, Amos will fly away
The neighbor gnats nodding their heads saying he'll have a long life
Due to his size, he'll not have much strife.

Amos being a REALLY small guy
Was laughed at by all the young fruit flies
Look at Amos, he's so small
To them Amos began to pall
They didn't care about him
He wouldn't fit in with any of them,

Amos knew he was different, as tears filled his eyes
He knew the difference, was just in his size
Amos heard his dad say,
Get ready today's your tenth day

Amos looking up, as he wiped his eye
He hadn't wanted his dad to see him cry
Amos dad said, are you ready to fly?
With a nod yes, he replied.

Today and from this day on,
You will fly hither and yon
Amos flapping his tiny wings
Thought to himself, what will life bring?

I'm not like the others who were born this spring.
They've laughed at me and called me names.
I'll show them!, he did exclaim.
As he began to spread his wings.

I can be a pesky fruit fly
So up and away, Amos did fly,
Flapping his wings, he waved good-bye
Determined to be the best fruit fly.

The other young flies laughed out loud
Saying, Amos will never make his parents proud
Amos flew away far from the crowd
Don't worry about me, he yelled out loud.

Off he flew and was soon out of sight.
When he saw a multitude of people he could incite.
They were listening to a Man.
Who had an outstretched hand.

With wondering apprehension,
This Man held their attention,
What could he be saying? Amos thought.
And why are they looking so distraught?

Amos just needed a closer look.
I can listen from that little nook.
Next to the Man who is speaking
I must find out what those people are seeking.

Off Amos flew and he quietly landed.
Thinking he had really been candid.
Not supposing for one moment that he had been seen.
This Man spoke the following words so serene.

Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees,
By telling the crowd about judgment, mercy, and faith:
The Sadducees got together with the Pharisees.
Not aware of their own fate.

Amos leaned closer so he could hear what was spoken.
One of them, an expert in the law, tested Jesus with this question.
Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?"
Jesus replied: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul,
with all your mind.

Amos thought about the young gnats
How they had made fun of him before he had left.
These scribes and Pharisees sound like the gnats
They had put Amos down without a kind word
Saying you'll never do anything to make your folks proud
When all of a sudden, Amos heard these words
You blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.

Jesus looking at Amos as these words were spoken.
Amos's heart felt like it was broken

A tear came to Amos's eye
Jesus had seen him, Amos hadn't been sly
Jesus seen him as he flew by.
Amos felt so very proud,
Jesus had used him, to teach this crowd

Amos thought, he was a mess
But I am important, I am a success.
Amos began singing "Jesus loves me",
It doesn't matter whether I'm large or small,
Short or tall
Jesus love's us all!

Word count: 615

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Jan Ackerson 11/08/05
I can see this as an illustrated childrens' story, with some edits for meter. Very clever POV! Watch the apostrophe on "loves" in the last stanza.
Norma OGrady11/10/05
illustrated childrens' story, How do you go about this and who should I submit it for consideration?
Thank you
Yeshua Bless