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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Camping (07/11/05)

TITLE: Homeward Bound
By Jesus Puppy
07/16/05


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Homeward Bound

I stand on land that is not my own,
I toil the day through working my way,
As I lay up treasures for time unmeasured,
While camping in the lands of man.
My place is found, I am homeward bound,
A journey of life filled with strife,
The pains I bare, for the promice so rare,
Of the glory of a heavenly home.
A pilgram am I in this land 'til I die,
Down roads I must travel as life unravels,
Lending hand to my brother, my sister and mother,
Tired old bones in a land not my own.
I set up a place, and slow my pace,
Though my eyes are on a greater prize,
I am homeward bound for a robe and a crown,
While yet camping in the lands of man.


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Debra Bowers07/18/05
What a beautiful poem and a joy to read! It could have meaning of someone in days past or today's average seeking Christian. "God Bless" I Loved It!
Shirley Thomas07/19/05
You've written a timeless treasure!
Nina Phillips07/20/05
How true. Nice article and beautifully described. God bless ya, littlelight
Sally Hanan07/21/05
Very well done.
Shari Armstrong 07/22/05
A really enjoyed this!
Phyllis Inniss 07/22/05
Just beautiful this poem with its internal rhyming scheme. I think it needs to be published.
dub W07/24/05
Good words, cries for beat and measure.
Deborah Porter 07/26/05
Ed, this was truly a beautiful poem and so it was heartbreaking when I found out that it was under the minimum count allowed for the Challenge. It came in at just 134 words, and the minimum is 150. So close, but we had to disqualify it to be fair to everyone else. Please, please, please keep entering. You are a gifted writer and I really do hope to see more of your work in the Challenge in the future. Just keep the word count limits in mind - 150 minimum and 750 maximum. With love, Deb (Challenge Coordinator)
Verna Cole Mitchell 07/04/07
I enjoyed this. The last three lines were the best. You need to put the lines you left out in and put it in your article section.
Jacquelyn Horne07/04/07
There is a lot of truth in these words.
Rita Garcia07/04/07
Homeward Bound, indeed, and may we all keep our eyes on "the greater prize." Wonderful entry!!
Joanne Sher 07/04/07
So much wisdom and things to ponder here. Nice, Pup - and I wanna know what's in the last four lines!
Patty Wysong07/04/07
I love the concept of 'camping' here--very temporary and a graphic reminder that this truly is not home. Thanks!! :-)
Lynda Lee Schab 07/05/07
OK, so the first thing I noticed was that your title is that of a famous DOG movie, which totally seemed appropriate. :-) Love the poem - especially excellent for your first entry. Nice work!
Brenda Welc07/07/07
A very nice first entry I'd say! Great poetry flow!