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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Abundance (06/08/06)

TITLE: Articles of Abundance
By Virginia Gorg


Articles of Abundance

I have an abundance of challenge entries that seldom place
The grammar is correct and the topic usually makes sense
Iím thinking of bribing the judges with flowers in a vase
If that doesnít work, I may have to send tools or some cents

A few articles have been found between seven and the end
I write them down in my dependable and trusty spreadsheet
But I never seem to catch the spot of the top three
When I do make the top of the list, it will be so neat

Iíve tried poetry and fiction, non-fiction, and even sci-fi
I read it over and over and sometimes ask for advice
Here is where I am still found, no matter how much I try
I think it must be because I am less than precise

I know that poetry isnít my best for the written word
The beat is frequently way off, but the lines usually rhyme
I read them aloud so the tone and words can be heard
But perhaps itís only the clanging of a chime

I was upset that my writing is oftentimes ignored
Then I realized that Iím writing for God and His Glory
Now my soul and fingers have been completely restored
And my writing is again more than just my story

Godís word tells us about abundance and possessions
That we must not store them up here and be stingy
So Iíll let my treasures build up in Heavenís bins
Where I know they will be secure and never dingy

I know that this challenge may never be in the book
And itís important to keep the articles as a stand-alone
But I hope that someone who actually takes a look
Will get a chuckle or two from it and not just groan

Iíll stay right here until the proper time comes along
Then Iíll know that God has moved in His perfect time
It matters less my ranking when to Him I belong
Perhaps 41st place is really just fine for this rhyme

I will never stop writing as long as God moves me
For from the words He gives me I find joy and peace
My computer and notebooks grow in abundance, you see
This poem is over now, so Iíll go and read it to the geese

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Patricia Trimarchi06/16/06
You are not being ignored!!!Not tonite anyway! I loved this as I really read it and share what you feel.Continue to write for the Lord and allow yourself to pour out what He pours in. God Bless You!
Janice Giesbrecht06/16/06
Yes, this brought a chuckle of total understanding. We live on this earth and we so long for human recognition. But God is right beside us, glowing with pride over each piece we write for Him. It's my personal belief that heaven's library will contain everything written for His glory - everything from the published works down to the simplest 'I love you' note. So keep on writing! We're all in this together.
Amy Nicholson06/18/06
CUTE and entertaining! I can relate. I loved it. What did the geese think?
Valerie Routhieaux06/20/06
I too liked this easy read. I don't know about the ranking thing, I thought it was just the way they were submitted. Please keep writing. I know that sometimes I can't make it through the whole list but the ones I do read I treasure. This one is one of them.
Tabiatha Tallent06/21/06
I'm 'write' with ya!! Maybe next quarter will be ours ;0). Thanks for sharing!
Rita Garcia06/21/06
Abundance indeed! Great Job!
Trina Courtenay06/21/06
Keep up the great work. May the Lord continue to guide your pen while you write.

dub W06/21/06
Cute to the inth degree. Keep writing maybe we both with grow past 41st.
Edy T Johnson 06/21/06
You precious child of the King! This is such endearing writing, the rhyme and meter matching your topic to create a vision of a childlike appeal. I agree with another commenter about God's library. He does have His "scroll of remembrance" and I think, someday, He'll hand out the popcorn and we'll all get to enjoy His video keepsakes.
Dr. Sharon Schuetz06/22/06
Very creative. I loved it.
Marilee Alvey06/22/06
Who can't relate to this one? It's so true. The need to be recognized is the top need we, as humans, have. That's what happens to babies when they die of "failure to thrive." It often happens in institutions. It will never happen to us, though, because we know whose we are. I always told my children when they did so well and yet missed recognition, "Just keep at it. You will finally rise to the top when they'll have to acknowledge your talent...if you are truly superior in what you do. Look at Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles...two BLIND, BLACK MEN in a time of prejudice. How did they ever rise to the top? Money, clout? No, talent! Keep on writing! You have spoken for many of us!
Gail Blackwell06/22/06
I love this! True for all of us. Writing is hard work and you never know what will strike a chord with someone. They tell us every writer has a voice, but sometimes it's hard to figure out, isn't it? Your "voice" speaks to me! This is going in my favorites! Also, thanks for your encouraging comments!