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

TITLE: TIME
By Valerie Routhieaux
05/20/07


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TIME

When I was very young
Time was an endless measure
Ordained by God
To give me endless pleasure

When I was very young
It was a time of mud puddles
For jumping in
For story time and cuddles

When I went off to school
Time was numbers and letters
Divided by
History and other matters

When I had my first date
Time was fashion and glitter
Parties and proms
And dancing with a mister

When I walked down the aisle
Time paused with each step taken
Ordained by God
All others are forsaken

When I held my first child
Time became a breath and prayer
On laughterís wings
My spirit held with His care

When I walk through the storm
Life becomes a time of prayer
On wings of faith
Iím drawn to the Masterís care

One by one I watch them go
Time a blessing from His hand
Faith hope and love
His Spiritís power my command

When I was very old
Time ceased its endless measure
Ordained by God
He gives eternal pleasure

Ecclesiastes 3:1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
(KJV)


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Sheri Gordon05/24/07
I like this -- very thought provoking. Nice job.
Jacquelyn Horne05/24/07
The scripture here fits this timely poem.
Dennis Fletcher05/25/07
Wonderfully written, I loved how you brought it to the end to make it seem as if the person were reflecting after recieving eternal life.
Rhonda Clark 05/26/07
Great piece filled with fond memories. Good work.
Dee Yoder 05/26/07
Your poem is a god example of how we view time. When I turned 50, then 70 suddenly didn't seem so "old"! A great reminder of how fleeting life truly is.
Kenn Allan05/26/07
Time is such a fleeting thing, isn't it? Everything else of this world comes and goes, but time is the only thing which is carefully measured out to us at birth - a wasted hour can NEVER be reclaimed. Very nice (and deep) thoughts here.
Whitnie Henderson05/31/07
I like your progression through time. And how it impacts us at each stage of our lives. Good job.