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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Walk (07/20/06)

TITLE: The Steps of my Life
By D. Phenes
07/26/06


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The Steps of my Life



When I was a lil’ child, I walked with excitement and anticipation. For each step I took brought forth a great adventure. I chose to walk for it brought me escape from my mother’s firm and anxious grip.


When I was just a few years older, I walked with purpose and reason. For each chosen step led me to a new place and person. I chose to walk as it gave me friendship and good times away from my father’s “always watching” gaze.


When I was just a teenager, I walked only if I knew something good awaited me. Each step brought me independence and was measured by my “I know everything” stride. I chose to walk for it gave me freedom, from my parent’s demanding requests.


When I was an adult, I walked with both my eyes open. My steps brought me towards a cruel and sad world. I learned that my steps should be measured in God’s holy word to “Walk by faith and not sight”.


When I found my walking days were almost gone. My steps were few, but I earnestly knew I would walk again some day. For all my days of walking on earth were not in vain; as it led me to walk hand in hand with my Lord.


“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way” Psalms 37:23 KJV


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Lynda Schultz 07/28/06
Short, to the point, and very well done! One minor "fixable": "For all my days of walking on earth were not in vain; as THEY led me to walk hand in hand with my Lord" - to agree with "all my days". Good work.
Joanne Sher 07/28/06
Love your last sentence. I enjoyed this.
Sandra Petersen 07/29/06
I liked the format you chose on this in showing the reasons for walking at different stages in life. Very effective!

Watch your use of sentence fragments: "For each step I took brought forth a great adventure.", "For each chosen step led me to a new place and person.", and "For all my days of walking on earth were not in vain; as it led me to walk hand in hand with my Lord." The sentences make the point just as well if the 'For' is eliminated, and the sentences then are complete.

Your meditation is very thought-provoking, though. I have a teenager, and the thoughts about the teen walk are so true! Good job!

Marilyn Schnepp 08/13/06
I liked this! Short, sweet and to the point! It showed creativity - but it also showed a great desire to be independent of parents, right? This was very nicely done. Good job.