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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Purposefulness (Purpose in Life) (05/25/06)

TITLE: Survival
By Wayne Winters
05/25/06


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I traveled down the country road with sand beneath my shoe.
Remembering that Robert Frost, took “the one less traveled” too.
My thoughts were drifting back to another time and place
When dinosaurs roamed these hills, before the human race.

Survival of the species was not an easy task
With comet strikes and ice flows and pockets full of gas
Years of evolution would be put to the grand test
It seems the smaller ones survived and nature killed the rest.

Survival of the fittest did not seem to apply
The biggest and the strongest were the ones that seemed to die.
Maybe there’s a lesson here, it’s not how big you are
But how well you adapt is more important by far.

The transformation now complete, the butterfly takes flight
On lovely iridescent wings he flies off in the night.
A caterpillar’s slow and is very easy prey
But now when he’s in trouble he can always fly away.

Maybe we should learn this lesson from our ancient past
You don’t have to be too strong or even very fast
You just need to find a way to change whenever needed
We’ll be around much longer if natures’ plan is heeded.


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Kathleen Morris06/01/06
Oooh....this is wonderful. I wasn't expecting such a work of art. You are a good poet!
Dan Blankenship06/01/06
brilliant
Helen Paynter06/01/06
Can't really persuade myself that it's on topic, but I liked the poem. You have a good ear for rhyme and rhythm.
Rita Garcia06/01/06
Wonderful! Well written!
marissa simons06/04/06
your peom was very good, but i believe when you said the smallest survived because they adapted really gave me the impression that you must adapt to th eenviropnment in which you live to survive, but as you know to adapt in the time we live in is to be like the rest... the non believers or yet the ones who are yet lost in sinful acts... maybe i am thinking to much into the poem but its very a good poem...
Sue Goodreau06/06/06
Thought-provoking. Your poem made me think of what Paul said in 1 Cor. 9:22, "I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some." I guess some adapt to save themselves, and some adapt to save others. Thanks for making me think. Nice job.
Edy T Johnson 06/07/06
While this might be a catchy poem, I have to take issue with the evolutionism it embraces. Without the information in DNA, put there by the Creator, by His design, there would be no cell, let alone any metamorphosis.

Perhaps you have only heard one side of this issue, and are thus writing from that limited perspective. Here's a good place to take a look: http://www.creationmoments.com/