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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Write in the POETRY genre (05/17/07)

TITLE: Ray's Day
By Cathy Kane
05/19/07


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I wake up in a terrific mood,
But my wife gets up with an attitude.
The Lord says, “You know what you should do.”
I say, “I love you, dear.”

Fed and dressed, I head off to work,
My car is rear ended by a jerk.
The Lord says, “I kept you from getting hurt.”
I say, “Thanks and bless him, Lord.”

I’m running late and the boss is mad,
This day is starting off oh so bad.
The Lord says, “How should you deal with feeling sad?”
I say, “Praise you, Lord.”

The office staff is working way too slow,
My temper is about to blow.
The Lord says, “Let my love for them flow.”
I say, “I’ll be patient, Lord.”

I go to lunch and drop some blueberry pie,
Staining my best and favorite tie.
The Lord says, “That’s a pretty loud sigh.”
I say, “It’s all a test, isn’t it Lord?”

I’m just about ready to call it a day,
When my boss states, “Excellent job today, Ray.”
The Lord says, “It’s because you handled it my way.”
I say, “You get all the glory, Lord.”

Hailing a cab, I go right home,
Where my wife greets me in a cheery tone.
The Lord says, “It’s due to the kindness you’ve sown.”
I say, “Only by your grace, Lord.”

I know this day could have been much worse,
If I had fulfilled my desire to curse.
The Lord says, “It’s always best to turn to me first.”
I say, “Amen, Lord.”


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Jacquelyn Horne05/24/07
We would all be well advised to let our day transpire like this. Good example.
Sheri Gordon05/24/07
This is very good. It reminds me of my husband. (I'm very blessed to have him.) Good rhythm -- flows well.
Myrna Noyes05/24/07
Terrific message in this cute poem! I should print it out to read on days I know will be busy ones! :) Good job!
Rhonda Clark 05/25/07
Great message and great lesson. Good job.
Dee Yoder 05/26/07
I'll be reminded of your poem, and the attitude I should have, the next time I have a day like this, I hope. Good job.
Kenn Allan05/26/07
The first two lines made me laugh out loud - and I just told ANOTHER writer he/she was gutsy! I really enjoyed this day's adventures and the lesson they contained. Fun.
Valerie Routhieaux05/26/07
"I say Amen Lord". I do too. Very well done.
Telika Howard05/27/07
you won this weeks contest..this is the best i read
Trevas Walker05/28/07
This is one of my favorite entries this week. Good job.
Jeanette Oestermyer 05/29/07
A little humor here, but a great lesson.
Lucile McKenzie05/29/07
This is worth saving as a daily reminder of how we should handle our days, but, alas, seldom do. Nice job! Lucile McKenzie
Myrna Noyes05/31/07
CONGRATULATIONS, Cathy, on your "Highly Commended"! This is a great poem! :)
Sheri Gordon05/31/07
Congratulations! I'm really glad to see this honored -- it's a great poem. Terrific job.
Mo 05/31/07
I really like this! Congrats on your Highly Commended!
Loren T. Lowery05/31/07
Way to go Cathy! This was really cute and such a good message to take to heart!