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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Hope (05/04/06)

TITLE: I'm a Survivor
By Wayne Winters
05/06/06


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Last year I had a lung collapse (that wasnít very fun).
Today I fight pneumonia (some are lost; some won)
Life isnít always easy, but no matter what they say
Life is still worth fighting for each and every day.

Thereís lots of things Iíd like to do Iíll never do again.
But I still have my memories and I still have my friends.
Be thankful for the little things (for there are lots of those)
Forget those little worries and ignore the little woes.

Close your eyes and wander to some exotic land
Walk along a quiet beach, warming feet in snow-white sand.
Watch the waterfalls playing underneath a summer sun
Playing like a child as you walk or as you run.

So each night at sunset, as the sun is going down
I can look back on the day and I will smile instead of frown.
So, Iíll tell you Mr. Reaper if you plan to come for me
You better bring an army, cause I wonít go easily.


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Lynda Schultz 05/11/06
That's a great expression, not only of hope, but of just plain perseverance. Nice.
Helen Paynter05/13/06
Nicely done. Good message, like the humour, and the rhymes were unforced. Just in one or two places the meter tripped me up, but I think there's a lot of talent here.
Dr. Sharon Schuetz05/14/06
This was a joy to read. There was only one place that I saw that tripped me, but over all excellent.
Val Clark05/17/06
Great work! I love the way you encourage the reader to find a quiet place within themselves when the going gets tough. Last line had me chuckling! This line: 'Thereís lots of things Iíd like to do Iíll never do again' doesn't quite makes sense to me, though. Maybe: Thereís lots of things Iíd like to do; or never do again... Anyway, I enjoyed it!