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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Control (01/30/06)

TITLE: Wrestling
By Andre Kingston
02/01/06


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Here God, you take control of my life. I say.
Gladly, if you will let it go. He says.

Wrestling, fighting, waffling.
Fighting to keep it.
Fighting to give it up.

To rely on someone else is un-American.
Do it yourself is the motto today.
This culture surrounds me.

This is not my home. I say.
Then leave it. He says.

Spirit is willing, body is trained.
Fighting to rely on God.
Trained to do it myself, without thinking.

The golden rule.
Do unto others as you want done to you.
Look out for number one.

I trust you implicitly. I say.
Show me by letting me lead. He says.

Success, job, relationships, life
The only way to succeed is to put yourself forward.
Success is defined wrong.

We are told to choose our direction from our passion.
God gives direction for those who know how to look.
I am blind.

Here, God, is my soul; take care of it. I say.
Will you really let me? He asks.


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Jan Ackerson 02/08/06
God gives direction for those who know how to look.
I am blind.


A perfect description of our helplessness, followed by a good conclusion.
Nina Phillips02/09/06
This is not my home. Then leave it he says.

These are really good points your made in your prose.
Enjoyed reading, there is some depth here. God bless ya, littlelight
WENDY DECKER02/11/06
My son loves to watch wrestling so I've seen it a million times. I really liked how you used wrestling as an analogy for fighting with sin. Nice job.
david grant02/15/06
Good words, but you need to work on your stanzas if this is to remain poetry. Might I suggest that each stanza only contain one thought, and look for ways to isolate thots by give them isolated lines.
Also think about each word, and how you can color it better for the reader.

Like this:
Think
about each word
How
can I color each word
better
for my readers?

Keep writing!