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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Joy (05/18/06)

TITLE: Stolen Again!
By angela mcclinton
05/24/06


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How many times has my joy been stolen?
Mmmm! Yeah!
Human joy can be fickle and thin!
Let me see.
My son, with his teenager whims,
Oh the times he gets under my skin!
The bill that is not accounted for,
Drops silently, through the ‘box’ at my door.
I open it up and the happiness sinks
Surely, no more!
But circumstance winks!
Once again, right on the button
Disaster sits at my feet.
The car breaks down!
And the ‘joy bubble’ bursts,
I’m close to admitting defeat.
For my human joy has a sell by date
There’s only so much that one can take!
Which is why I’m so grateful
That during my day
I can call on My Father:
Draw near, and just pray.
My human joy may not last too long
But there’s something much deeper that wills me on
It God’s presence!
And in it, I find that His joy fills my heart
He refreshes, restores and helps me restart!………
Hello! A new day today!
And what does it have in store?
Well, enough to steal my human joy
But my Father has given me MORE!


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Ann FitzHenry05/25/06
Very clever! I really enjoyed this! I especially liked the "fickle and thin" line.
Shari Armstrong 05/26/06
This was really good -something everyone can relate to. A nice free-verse poem.
Rita Garcia05/27/06
I am thankful His joy is new every morning. Great job! I like the comparison of 'human joy' to 'His joy.'
Amy Fritz05/30/06
This is just what I needed to read today. Very nice!